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38 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

Pinecones can be used to make fun and elegant décor, and these websites will show you how!

Pinecones can be used to make fun and elegant décor, and these websites will show you how!

Pinecone Craft Ideas

Pinecones can be easily found in most places, so I gathered a few outstanding crafts for you and your kids to make. I hope you enjoy them!

To make the painted pinecones above, go to Inspired Whims for the instructions.


1. Yo-Yo Trees

These cute little pinecone trees are so fun with the yo-yos. The colors you choose can make them customizable for any occasion!


2. DIY Turkeys

The kids will love making these quirky turkeys. Make a flock of them for a fun centerpiece display!


3. Frosty Pinecones

You'll love the look of these pinecones that have been "touched by ice." The tutorial to put them together lists white paint and silver glitter, both common crafting items, to "frost" the crystals in this beautiful project.


4. Bleached Pinecones

I love the look of bleached pinecones clustered in a glass jar. I imagine the different looks you could experiment with by doing things such as:

  • Bleaching the pinecone before painting or adding glitter.
  • Adding gold or silver glitter to the edges.

5. Glitter Cones

It's the combination of fine and micro-bead glitter that gives these sparkly pinecones that unique texture.


6. Natural Bird Feeder

Be good to the birds during the cold, winter season by making pinecone feeders filled with bird seed. The entire family can watch the birds enjoy this gift.


7. Pinecone Reindeer

Reindeer made out of pinecones is another great project to do with the kids. Imagine how much fun they'll have as they make some to play with or place around the house!


8. Mini Pinecone Topiaries

Make these exquisite mini topiaries with the tutorial from Somewhat Simple. A beautiful way to decorate the mantle.


9. Pinecone Skiers

Who would have thought that you could make little skiers out of pinecones?


10. Spunky Elves

These cute-as-a-button pinecone elves can be made with the steps from Ornament Shop.


11. Faux Succulents

I love using small potted greenery to finish a nice arrangement. I can't wait to go pine cone hunting so I can make these faux succulents. The tutorial for making them is found at Muy Bueno.


12. Miniature Trees

These pinecone trees make a beautiful display that can be displayed on a mantle or used as a centerpiece. I love this look.


13. Pine Cone and Felt Fox

You can make a whole den of these cute pine cone critters by following the instructions at Lia Griffith.


14. Rustic Votive

These pinecone votives are so pretty. To be even safer, use battery-operated candles to prevent any chance of a fire.


15. Picture Frame Ornament

Make these beautiful pinecone picture frames for friends and family. I'm sure they'll enjoy receiving a handmade gift that's been put together from natural items.


16. Statement Tree

Use up many little pinecones in this stunning statement tree.


17. Candlestick

These candlesticks are so easy to make and yet so attractive to the eye. Change the color of the paint to make this project exactly what your décor needs.

18. Pinecone Sunflowers


19. Modern Turkeys

This little turkey makes me smile, and I think it is so adorable. You and your kids will love making some of them.


20. Potpourri

Pretty and festive are the words that come to mind when I try to describe the appearance of this scented pinecone potpourri in a glass jar.


21. Monster Wreath

Make your own scary monster wreath! Use your imagination and make fun combinations of pinecones, feathers, and other craft supplies you have on hand.


22. Hoot Hoot Owl

Here's a fantastic little owl craft you and your kids can enjoy making. Red Ted Art shares the steps to create this little guy.


23. Frosted Winter Wreath

Toolbox Divas shares the tutorial for making this beautiful winter wreath.


24. Wax-Coated Starters

Use up all the small or end pieces of scented candles to make firestarters for the fireplace or camping fires. If you don't have a fireplace, make these to give as gifts.


25. Pinecone Apples

These pinecone apples are so cute and would be fun to make as a teacher appreciation gift.


26. Garland

This is such a beautiful pinecone garland that I'm sure you'll be able to find all sorts of ways and places to hang the garland.


27. Pine Cone Napkin Rings

I think this would be a beautiful addition to any table setting. Find the tutorial at Hearth and Vine. I love the included name care idea.


28. Chandelier

Start your fall decorating by making and hanging this pinecone chandelier.


29. Faux Succulent Wreath

You can make your own faux succulent wreath by going to the Running With Sisters site. Outstanding use for pine cones.


30. Golden Treasures

I especially love the looks of this bright gold pinecone. Imagine a group of them displayed in a clear glass bowl, maybe with a string of clear lights woven throughout.


31. Paper Pinecone

If you have no way of getting real, honest-to-goodness pinecones but you want to feel like you do, make some paper pinecones! They really do look cool!


32. Scented Pinecones

Dotal Anecdotes shares a step-by-step tutorial to make your own scented pinecones. There's no reason to buy them scented when you can make them yourself.


33. Porcelain Pine Flowers

Imagine displaying a bowl of porcelain-looking flowers you made yourself using paint and pinecones.


34. Pinecone Farmyard Animals

Making a bunch of pinecone farmyard animals could be an ongoing project. Very cute.


35. Snowy Owls

I'm sure you can find the perfect spot to display these snowy owls. A great project to make with the kids.


36. Pinecone Zinnias

Wow! I love this bowl of zinnias. Find out how easily you can transform pine cones into zinnias by going to A Fanciful Twist.


37. Christmas Glitter Pine Cones

Check out how you can make these super shiny pine cones at The Frugal Navy Wife. Imagine all the ways you can use these in your holiday decorating.


38. Pine Flower Wall Decor

I couldn't find a source for this project, but I think you could easily copy this by looking at the photo.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

Have You Found a Useful Craft? - on how you use pine cones

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on July 04, 2020:

Wow...I love these ideas! Living in the forest allows me an endless array of pinecones. I've been wondering what to do with them so I'm thrilled to find your article.

Thanks so much!

Roblox Rocker on June 25, 2020:

Me and my Grandmom went on a walk and found 19 pine cones!So i looked into cute ideas for things to do with them,these are the cutest ideas ever!I really love the bleached Pine Cones!

Amber on October 13, 2019:

My daughter collects pinecones everywhere we go. This site is awesome she said she wanted to make Christmas gifts out of them :)

I was on May 18, 2019:

I was just out walking my cat after work on a windy Oregon evening & we were being bombarded by falling pinecones! I thought "I should come back out & gather some, but I'm so tired" then I thought, "perhaps if I had a picture in mind of what I might make, I'd be more motivated" Did I ever pick the right site to look at!!

Lola Templin on December 01, 2017:

My daughter would like these pine cones ideas

Gail Kowal from South Florida on November 10, 2017:

I really love some of these ideas!! I had never thought about bleaching pine cones but they are really classic and beautiful.

butterflystar on October 18, 2017:


Deborah Minter from U.S, California on October 17, 2017:

These are great! I love pine cones and pine cone crafts.

Margarida Borges from Lyon, France on September 22, 2016:

The pine planter is awesome! And I also like the topiary.

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on November 25, 2014:

Hi aesta1. I appreciate your stopping by and your comment. Will be visiting your profile soon.

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on November 25, 2014:

pstraubie48, one of the nice things about pine cones is that there's usually a new crop each year, especially for décor displays. Thanks for the visit, pinning and thumbs up.

Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on November 25, 2014:

Thanks, favored, for your visit, comment and thumbs up. I'll be visiting your profile and hubs soon.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 24, 2014:

These are really beautiful. We have lots of pine cones in the cottage. I should do this. Love the ideas.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 24, 2014:

You certainly have given us a great list of possibilities. I love using pine cones for décor...just plain ones. But crafting with them can be fun too.

Thanks for sharing Pinned and voted up +++

Fay Favored from USA on November 24, 2014:

I've been really into pine cones this year and had to come visit your site. So many ideas I want to try. Adding this to my craft board. Plus a thumbs up!

sweetstickyrainbo on December 24, 2013:

Love the blue pine cones.

anonymous on August 08, 2013:

Thank you for putting my plant stick nest in with your grouping!

Leah J. Hileman from East Berlin, PA, USA on December 25, 2012:

I love those painted cones, the floating candle display and the cute little elves. Great ideas, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Leah J. Hileman from East Berlin, PA, USA on December 25, 2012:

I love those painted cones, the floating candle display and the cute little elves. Great ideas, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

poutine on October 03, 2012:

Pine Cone Squirrel is my fave here.

jlshernandez on September 30, 2012:

Love the napkin rings. Thanks for sharing all these ideas.

Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on April 22, 2012:

There are some really fun pine cone crafts on this page. I'm going to send the link to the pine cone firestarters to my daughter. Thanks!