38 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts
Pinecone Craft Ideas
Pinecones can be easily be 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. Crystal-Encrusted Pinecones
You'll love the look of these pinecones that have been "touched by ice." The tutorial t put them together lists salt and spray adhesive, both common crafting items, to "seed" 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. Glamorous Pinecones
Make these exquisite ornaments with the tutorial from Miss Mustard Seed. The addition of crystal beads to these glitter-covered pinecones can make them an elegant addition to a wreath or as ornaments on the tree. I love these!!
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 Pink and Green Mama.
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.
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 are so adorable. You and your kids will love making some of them.
Beautiful and elegant are the words that come to mind when I try to describe this little angel. Add a few angels to your decorations or display for a sweet touch.
21. Natural Barrettes
Make your own fashion statement with pinecones! 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. Craftster shares the steps to create this little guy.
23. Plant Pick
The kids will love helping make these plant picks to give as gifts.
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. Place Cards
These pinecone place cards are so cute that I think they could be used as a statement piece in addition to functioning as place cards. It's a very unique and modern look.
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.
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 one or a bowl of porcelain-looking flowers you made yourself using paint and pinecones.
34. Succulent Planter
I am so going to make planters for my succulents. Although it is suggested that the planters be hung from trees, I envision placing them on my patio.
Whether you have a mantel or shelf to place this topiary, I'm sure that you'll get many compliments on your crafting abilities.
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.
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