Nature's Perfect Craft Supply: 12 Dressed-Up Pinecone Ideas

Pick up pinecones from your yard to make these adorable seasonal crafts.

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Let's be honest — decorating for the holidays can come with a lofty price tag. That's where DIY projects step in to save the day.

With only a few craft supplies (which you likely have on hand) and natural materials from your backyard, you can make chic and festive decor that won't break the bank.

Snowy Garland

Mantel Decorated With Pinecone Garland and Reindeer Stocking Holder

DIY Holiday Pinecone Garland

During the holidays, embrace the season by collecting natural elements from the outdoors and using them to decorate your indoor space. For a project that's easy to create and oozing with holiday warmth, create a garland made from painted pinecones.

Dress up the mantel (or your tree) with white-dipped pinecones strung together with red yarn. It's a simple garland that will add a cheerful, festive touch to your home decor.

Gift Embellishments

Christmas Gift Wrap Nature

Christmas Gift Wrap Nature

Different types of Christmas wrapping decorated with nature pine cones aranged in a photo.

Use pinecones to embellish your gifts. Complete the natural aesthetic with greenery, faux berries, craft paper and twine.

Elegant Place Setting

Rustic Pinecone Placecard Holder

Rustic Pinecone Placecard Holder

Replace the color and glitz of holiday placecard holders with simple, rustic ones. South Carolina floral designer Karin Jeffcoat created placecard holders by setting individual pinecones in tiny urns. Pinecones can transition your home from the holiday season into winter.

Photo by: Casto Photography & Cinema

Casto Photography & Cinema

Great for holiday gatherings or a winter wedding reception, pinecones are the perfect place-card holder. To keep them from toppling over, simply place the pinecones in tiny, metallic urns. Print out name cards in a pretty font or make your own using this faux calligraphy hack.

Adorable Elf Ornament

pine cone elf Christmas ornament hanging from tree

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Everyone loves an adorable ornament and this little elf will bring instant cheer to any style tree!

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

Fashioned from a mini pinecone, felt, a wooden bead and a jingle bell, this little elf ornament will put a smile on your face every time you see it dangling from the tree.

Christmas Tree

Cheerful Woodsy Greeting

Cheerful Woodsy Greeting

This pine cone tree welcomes guests with woodsy holiday charm.

Photo by: Photo by Sam Henderson

Photo by Sam Henderson

Add rustic charm to the mantel or table with this pinecone tree that's a cinch to make. You won't need to buy many supplies for this project.

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Ombre Decor

Gift and Painted Pinecones

Ombre-painted Pinecones

Classic pinecones look even better with a modern, ombre treatment. Give them as gifts or decorate your home for the holidays.

Stacked high in a clear, glass hurricane or strung together with twine, these modern, ombre pinecones can be just about anything you want them to be — from ornaments to garland to party favors.

Charming Centerpiece

DIY for holiday centerpiece made from pine cones.

Pine Cone Christmas Tree Centerpiece

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Turn fallen pinecones into cute Christmas trees to center the dining table or decorate the bookshelves. Create the feeling of a winter wonderland with powdery faux snow on the platter underneath.

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Precious Hedgehogs

Craft These Holiday Hedgehogs

Craft These Holiday Hedgehogs

Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday decor with these pinecone hedgehogs crafted entirely from natural materials.

Make adorable woodland creatures out of all-natural materials — pinecones, birch bark and eucalyptus pods. These little guys will surely bring some holiday cheer to your decor.

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Simple Ornaments

Christmas Tree Ornament From DIY Metal Stencil

DIY Metal Stencil Christmas Tree Ornament

A metal stencil is repurposed as a personalized ornament on an artificial Christmas tree.

Trade out traditional ornaments for pinecones. Perch them on your tree branches as they are — no need for embellishments. Include a metal monogram stencil to balance out the design.

Giant Garland

Pinecone garland around home's door

Holiday Pinecone Garland

This gorgeous greenery provides guests with a warm, festive welcoming all season long.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

What better place to put pinecones than the outdoors? Deck out your front door with a festive garland and wreaths to match.

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Festive Vases

Vases with pine cones

Vases With Pine Cones

Turn holiday decorating on its head by filling glass cylinders in a variety of sizes with small pine cones. Turn the vases over carefully and wrap the vase bases with ribbon. Arrange the vases tallest to smallest in a cone shape to create a tree. Add fresh greenery and embellishments to the tops of the cylinders.

Fill a variety of glass cylinders with pinecones and cluster them together for an eye-catching centerpiece that can't be ignored. Wrap ribbon around the bases and top with fresh greenery and red berries for the finishing touch.

Sophisticated Wreath

Pine Cone Wreath

Pine Cone Wreath

Buy mini gold-encrusted pinecones or spray paint your own to make this ultra-chic wreath that will add a touch of glamour to the front door or your foyer's mirror. Choose a sleek, red ribbon for hanging.

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