36 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts

Updated on February 20, 2018
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

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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. Floating Candles

By changing the candle color and flower types, these floating candles would be an elegant addition to your décor.

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. Firestarters

If you have many pinecones and a fireplace or you like to go camping, these firestarters will help you light your logs.

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

These little turkeys make me smile, and I think they are so adorable. You and your kids will love making some of them.

20. Angel

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.

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 Petal Napkin Rings

Who wouldn't love to use these beautiful napkin rings? I think they would be a beautiful addition to any table setting.

28. Chandelier

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

29. Embellished Mason Jar

Combine pinecones and jute twine (or suede cording) to create beautiful and embellished containers.

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.

35. Topiary

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.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      Lola Templin 3 months ago

      My daughter would like these pine cones ideas

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      Gail Kowal 4 months ago from South Florida

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

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      butterflystar 4 months ago from A Place of Success :)


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      Deborah Minter 5 months ago from U.S, California

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

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      Margarida Borges 18 months ago from Lyon, France

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

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

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

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      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.

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

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

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      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 +++

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      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!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      Love the blue pine cones.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

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

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

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

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Pine Cone Squirrel is my fave here.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

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

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      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!