I love crafting with pinecones–because all you have to do is find a good tree and gather a big pile for free! And free is my jam! So here are 40 awesome pinecone crafts and projects you can do with that stockpile of pinecones!
Start your pinecone crafting journey today! Whether you’re looking for a way to get creative with nature’s creations or just want to get your hands on some DIY decor, look no further. This article gives you over 40 awesome pinecone crafts and projects so you can spruce up your home, make a special gift for friends and family, or add some nature-inspired decorations to a special event. With projects ranging from simple to intricate, these DIYs will allow you to tap into your creative spirit without needing lots of expensive supplies. The best part is there are crafts that kids and adults will enjoy creating! So grab some pinecones and let’s get started!
Where can I get pinecones for crafting?
Pinecones can be gathered after they’ve fallen from your local trees. I always pick them up when I’m at the park and the kids are playing! You can also buy pinecones online if you need specific shapes and sizes!
How do I preserve real pine cones for crafts?
When you gather your own pinecones, it’s important to prepare them for crafting to ensure there aren’t any bugs in the pinecones and to preserve the pinecones so they’ll last for years.
Simply mix 1 part of water with 1 part of white vinegar then soak your pine cones for about 30-40 minutes. Just make sure to not leave them in too long as they will close up. Remove them and rinse them thoroughly and then lay them out on a cookie sheet to dry out. They should be ready in a day or two.
40 awesome pinecone crafts and projects
Click on the title above each picture to take you to the project page! This post was written 7 years ago- so there are a few websites that are no longer valid! Sorry!
Kids can help make these cute ornaments to hang on the tree!
Perfect for any Thanksgiving or Christmas table setting!
This simple pinecone snowflake wreath is the perfect snowy season decoration. Use it to dress up your home all Winter long.
You can customize these to match the colors of your home decor!
I didn’t know you could bleach these! How cool is this!?
These pinecone bird feeders are so easy to make! This is such a fun craft for kids of all ages. Kids, teens, tweens, adults, seniors – Who doesn’t love watching a little bit of wild life in their backyard!?
These would be so cool on a rustic-themed wreath or Christmas tree!
There are a few garlands on this post, and they each show how cute and unique you can string these pinecones up!
Centerpiece with pinecones
Such a beautiful display. Pinecones and fairy lights in a vase with branches from your yard! Very inexpensive DIY!
A pinecone topiary is a beautiful, simple craft that requires little artistic talent or expensive supplies.
These DIY Snow Covered Pinecones are simple enough for the whole family to make and can be used in a variety of ways in your home decor all winter long.
I love the white edges of this one!
Colorful Pinecone Ornaments
Glittered Pinecone Snowflake Wreath
This is one of my favorites! So pretty!
DIY Pinecone topiary
Large Pinecone Star
Yard sticks make this cool star even cooler because it’s so big!
I love the look of this! You could add on some pinecones for a gorgeous Christmas gift topper as well!
I can’t believe how much the bottoms of these look like flowers!
This is a DIY decor project that is easy enough for kids to help make, but also cute enough to proudly display in your home.
A little greenery, red ornaments and you have a gorgeous porch display!
Time to whip up a few garlands that are perfect for draping across mantels, over door frames, or just taping onto a wall. They add such a festive flair for the fall season!
Tabletop Pinecone Centerpiece Trees
The texture and natural material of a pinecone makes it a great option for a farmhouse Christmas wreath.
You can grab a wire wreath frame from the dollar tree and pinecones are free! Wreaths don’t get cheaper than that!
These little guys are so cute!
What a unique twist! This would look so good for an outdoor wedding!
I think you could have a craft day and turn pinecones into all the different animals! owls, mice, and now swans!
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