Beautiful DIY pine cone crafts for kids & adults! Best ideas to make free pinecone decorations & easy gifts from spring to fall & Christmas!
Pine cones are some of the best and free materials to make easy crafts and beautiful home decorations for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and year round.
Pine cones have such warm and natural charm, which makes them great for almost any style decor such as modern, farmhouse, vintage, and bohemian. The unique shapes and patterns of pinecones also make them favorite craft materials for kids and family.
We have made so many pine cone crafts and decorations, now it’s time to put them together along with some of our favorite DIY pinecone ideas from other creators all in this fun and inspiring guide!
Favorite materials and tools for pine cone crafts
- hot glue and glue gun, hemp twine or peppermint twine for making pine cone ornaments, garlands, and gift toppers
- googly eyes and pom poms, larger wood beads like these and colorful craft felt are great choices for pine cone animals and elves.
- Styrofoam cones, Styrofoam balls, and colorful mini pompoms for making pine cone Christmas trees and ornaments
Make giant pine cone flowers: easy spring pine cone crafts for kids
All you need are some free pine cones, magnolia or other thick leaves, some craft paint and hot glue to make these giant pinecone flowers! They are such easy pine cone crafts for kids, and such beautiful decorations for New Year and spring! Tutorial here.
Make pine cone wreath for seasonal home decor
A pine cone wreath is easy to make. You can paint it in any color and embellish it with evergreens, red berries, or ribbons to make seasonal decor for spring, summer, fall and Christmas! Step by step tutorial here to make an easy DIY pine cone wreath.
I love this DIY pinecone snowflake wreath made by my friend Bren at Bren Did. Isn’t her snowflake style wreath beautiful?
Another easy DIY pine cone wreath in the shape of a star, perfect for farmhouse Christmas decorations! Tutorial here.
How to make bleached pine cones for farmhouse home decor (no bleach needed!)
There are so many creative ways to use bleached pine cones in home decor. Actually it is so much safer and easier to make gorgeous bleached pine cones without using bleach. Tutorial here!
Scented pine cones for Christmas & year round
Add drops of essential oil to your pine cones or bleached pine cones to make your home smell wonderful. Try lavender or lemongrass oil for spring and summer, cedar / fir, sweet orange, or cinnamon oil for fall and Christmas!
Thanksgiving table decorations with Pine cones
The bleached pine cones look beautiful mixed with natural pinecones in this easy DIY farmhouse Thanksgiving table centerpiece.
Fall pine cone crafts: DIY Pinecone turkey
Such a great fall and Thanksgiving craft idea for kids and family! There are different ways to make these cute turkeys. You can use leaves, feathers, or paint the pine cones.
See video above, and tutorial here.
Fall pine cone table decorations
Collect some colorful fall leaves and pine cones. You can make this gorgeous fall table centerpiece for practically free in 10 minutes, using some recycled cans and jars. Tutorial here!
Make pine cone fire starters: fall and winter DIY gift idea
You can make simple and heartwarming gifts with pine cones. Wouldn’t these adorable pine cone fire starters be perfect handmade Christmas gifts in a stocking? Tutorial here.
DIY pine cone photo frames: beautiful DIY gift & decor
These pine cone picture frames would be such beautiful handmade gifts and ornaments!
Snow covered pine cones: easy winter crafts and decorations
Another fun and easy pine cone crafts for kids! All you need are some salt, epsom salt, glue, or paint to make these snowy pine cones for winter and Christmas decorations.
Enchanting DIY Pine cone and mason jar crafts
Use pinecones with Mason jars or recycled glass jars to create beautiful and easy DIY Christmas crafts and decorations!
Snowy tree pine cone table decorations for winter and Christmas
This farmhouse snowy tree centerpiece is another favorite free pine cone craft and decor to make! Save some recycled tin cans, and follow this super easy tutorial!
DIY pine cone Christmas ornaments
We can always use more ornaments in our Christmas trees.
DIY pine cone Christmas trees : easy crafts for kids and family
A pine cone already looks like a Christmas tree! I could see so many variations such as metallic paint colors, or pom poms as lights. These would be such fun Christmas crafts for kids! Tutorial here.
These elegant snowy pine cone Christmas trees would be beautiful in a farmhouse kitchen or living room. Tutorial here.
DIY Christmas centerpiece with pine cones
There are so many ways to use pine cones to spruce up Christmas table decor. This 10 minute easy DIY Christmas centerpiece looks beautiful with pinecones as accents.
Even a tray of snowy pine cones with candles can make lovely table decorations. ( Original image source lost, please let me know if you find it! Similar tutorial here. )
Easy and free Christmas gift wrapping with pine cones
Follow this easy tutorial to make beautiful & FREE Christmas gift wrapping with recycled brown paper bags, hemp twine or peppermint twine, and pine cones.
DIY pine cone reindeer: fun Christmas pine cone crafts for kids
A family with children will most likely have craft felt and googly eyes in their craft bins. Use them on pine cones to create cute reindeer ornaments this Christmas. Tutorial here.
You can also make a mini reindeer sculpture! Tutorial here.
Make pine cone elf Christmas crafts and decorations
Such an easy and adorable Christmas pinecone craft for kids and grown-ups. Use these DIY pine cone elves for elf on the shelf decorations or Christmas ornaments. Larger wood beads like these and some colorful craft felt are great choices for pine cone elves and angels.
You can also make pine cone angels and fairies in a similar way. Tutorial here.
Make pine cone animals : fun crafts for kids
They make lovely additions to a winter wonderland or an enchanted forest theme decorations. Video tutorial below.
Pine cone zinnia flowers: free pine cone crafts for kids and adults
Can you already see flowers in pinecones? DIY pine cone flowers are fun and easy year round crafts for kids and adults. Tutorial here.
DIY pinecone garlands and swags
DIY pine cone kissing ball
Farmhouse DIY pine cone topiary
Similar to the kissing ball, this farmhouse pinecone topiary also uses a Styrofoam ball as the starting point. I really like the idea of using dark plastic bag over the Styrofoam ball to make it easier to adhere the pine cones and soften the background color. Tutorial here.