Giant Blossoms: Beautiful DIY Pinecone Decorations For Winter & Christmas

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.

How to make flowers from nature walk findings such as pine cones and leaves. These giant blossoms make such dramatic, beautiful and free home decorations! via A Piece Of Rainbow

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!

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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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How to make flowers from nature walk findings such as pine cones and leaves. These giant blossoms make such dramatic, beautiful and free home decorations! via A Piece Of Rainbow

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.

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After the first layer of leaves, we can add more layers to make our flowers look fuller. make-flowers-from-nature-apieceofrainbowblog (16)

 

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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.

How to make flowers from nature walk findings such as pine cones and leaves. These giant blossoms make such dramatic, beautiful and free home decorations! via A Piece Of Rainbow

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!

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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

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Tie a piece of string or clear fishing line around the back of the pine cone to hang the flowers.

How to make flowers from nature walk findings such as pine cones and leaves. These giant blossoms make such dramatic, beautiful and free home decorations! via A Piece Of Rainbow

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!make-flowers-from-nature-apieceofrainbowblog (1)

These flowers would be beautiful as a garland too!

More projects for the flowers lovers: How to paint watercolor flowers in 15 minutes! 

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How to make Cherry blossoms from crepe paper. 

These simple DIY paper cherry blossom branches will look so lovely in any style of home from country to vintage to modern! Free template included!

Mason jar oil lamp with flower and herb infused oils! 

Make gorgeous oil lamp from mason jars and glass bottles. Safer than candles, it takes only 2 minutes to make using vegetable oils and water! - A Piece Of Rainbow Blog

Wish you many happy days filled with flowers! xo

25 Comments

  1. I am wondering what will happen when the leaves start to dry after a week or so? If I want to make pinecone flowers for Christmas, how to to keep the leaves not curling and shrinking?

  2. I am a recent convert to all things pinecone. I am plotting ext Xmas and my husband and I do all home made gifts, because my family like that but also because we live on a tight senior budget.
    I collected all my pinecones from my Xmas decos and made some really pretty “snowy” and bleached and painted/glittered cone tree ornaments with silvery velvet ribbon bows.

    Then I saw your exquisite flowers. I live in Mississippi where we may be poor but we do have an abundance of 2 things: Southern Pine and Magnolia (oops, 3 things: holly ). I’m wondering how long these “flowers” last? Can I make them and pack away til next Xmas? Gifts are harder yearly as my arthritis and fine motor skills worsen, so I’d love to stash some crafts away during the year. Thanks, I looove your stuff!

    • hi maggie! if you paint the leaves on the front side they can last for a long time. you can definitely make them a few months ahead. best wishes and happy holidays! 🙂

  3. You hooked me with decoupaged knobs, and I’ve followed you since. I love your projects and look forward to every email. Thank you!

  4. Thank you for sharing this wonderful nature crafts
    I can’t wait to get started creating the pinecone flower

  5. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

    I am putting together a sort of Easter arts and crafts compilation blog post, with pictures of creative projects for spring. Would you mind if I shared one of your pictures? I will of course credit it with a link to this post. I did the same thing last year if you would like a reference on how it might look: http://aliciasivert.blogspot.se/2015/03/paskpeppen-2015.html

    Thank you for the inspiration!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Alicia

  6. Oh these are beautiful and the technique with attaching them to the pine cone makes really effective looking flowers. I wonder if this could be made with fabrics to make it last longer. So lovely

  7. Waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh it is so beautiful:I love…I love Nature and what yiu create with your heart and simply life… Serenity…
    Thank’s for all…Have a nice december…

  8. These are beautiful. Love that you plan to recycle them naturally when you are done with them. Truly an artistic way to bring nature inside.

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