DIY Pinecone decorations are perfect for winter weddings and Christmas season. These giant blossoms make me feel like Alice in wonderland! Can you guess what they are made of?
One of the best ways to form a deeper connection with all the beauty and magic of nature, is to make things from treasures found on a nature walk.
These kind of pine cone decorations and crafts are not only super fun and easy, they also open our eyes to see things in fresh new ways!
For example: ever since I started making wreaths with this dollar store hack, I have discovered so many awesome wreath materials from nature!
Now I see huge flowers in all the leaves and seed pods…
Materials and tools to make giant flowers pinecone decorations:
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- leaves: leathery evergreens work the best, such as Southern Magnolia, Holly, Bay, etc. And pine cones: make sure any little critters in there are safely moved out!
- hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- optional: craft paints, preferably non toxic like these, so our flowers can be returned to the soil when it’s time for new decorations!
- thin threads, strings, or clear fishing lines to hang the flowers
Step one: make giant flowers pinecone decorations
Let’s look at how to make flowers without paint first: take a pine cone, and start gluing leaves to the scales. The spiral pattern makes the perfect guide to glue our “flower petals” around this pine cone center.
After the first layer of leaves, we can add more layers to make our flowers look fuller.
Step 2: painting the the giant flowers pinecone decorations
T0 make flowers with painted pine cones and leaves, just paint each pinecone and leaf first.
Wait till the paint dries, and glue the elements like in step one above. You can even make ombre flower petals. The possibilities are endless!
I think the gold and silver flowers are perfect pinecone decorations for Christmas and New Year, with their elegant winter vibes!
The pink flowers would be beautiful as early spring decorations before all the real flowers arrive.
Step 3: display the the giant flowers pinecone decorations
Tie a piece of string or clear fishing line around the back of the pine cone to hang the flowers.
After getting carried away and ended up with seven huge flowers, it’s only natural to set up a flowering tree for an extra wonderful wonderland!
These flowers would be beautiful as a garland too!
More projects for the flowers lovers: How to paint watercolor flowers in 15 minutes!
Wish you many happy days filled with flowers! xo