48 Amazing DIY Pine Cone Crafts & Decorations

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. 

Beautiful DIY pine cone crafts for kids & adults! Best ideas to make free pinecone decorations & easy gifts from spring to fall & Christmas!

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. 

ideas to make DIY pine cone crafts & decorations

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! 

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best pine cone Christmas crafts & decorations

Make giant pine cone flowers: easy spring pine cone crafts for kids

Make giant pine cone flowers

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 

how to make pine cone wreath

A pinecone 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. 

DIY pinecone snowflake wreath for winter & Christmas

farmhouse DIY pinecone  wreath

I love this DIY pinecone snowflake wreath made by my friend Bren at Bren Did. Isn’t her snowflake style wreath beautiful? 

Easy DIY pine cone star wreath

easy DIY pine cone star Christmas wreath

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!)

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

Make Scented pine cones for Christmas

Add drops of essential oil to your pine cones or bleached pine cones , put them in a bowl or jar 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 

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.

Fall pine cone crafts for kids: DIY Pinecone turkey

See video above, and tutorial here on how to make pine cone turkey crafts for Thanksgiving!

Fall pine cone table decorations

colorful 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.

Make pine cone fire starters: great DIY gift idea

DIY pine cone photo frames: beautiful DIY gift & decor

These pine cone picture frames would be such beautiful handmade gifts and ornaments!

DIY pine cone photo frames: beautiful DIY ornaments & gift

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 and ornaments.

make Snow covered pine cones for easy winter crafts and decorations
Check out this tutorial on 3 easy ways to make snow covered pine cones.

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!

Enchanting DIY Pine cone and mason jar crafts
Try these enchanting DIY snowy pine cone and mason jar table decorations.
frosted Pine cone and mason jar crafts
And these snow frosted mason jar centerpieces are super easy to make!

Snowy tree pine cone table decorations for winter and Christmas 

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 ornaments

These DIY hanging pine cone ornaments are so easy and festive. Such an easy Xmas pinecone crafts idea for kids and family! All you need are some colorful mini pompoms or beads , and hot glue. Tutorial here

DIY pine cone Christmas trees : easy crafts for kids and family 

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 mini pinecone trees would be such fun Christmas crafts for kids! Tutorial here

farmhouse  snowy pine cone Christmas trees

These elegant snowy pine cone Christmas trees would be beautiful table decor in a farmhouse kitchen or living room. Another great pine cone crafts idea for kids to make! Tutorial here.

Make pine cone Christmas tree decorations

 DIY pine cone Christmas tree idea using pinecone scales

Another DIY pine cone Christmas tree idea is to use pine cone scales and glue them around a paper cone or Styrofoam cone, which you can make from cardboard or cereal boxes. Tutorial here.

how to make  pine cone Christmas tree on a cone

This pine cone Christmas tree uses whole pine cones, some floral wire, and a Styrofoam cone. Tutorial here.

DIY Christmas centerpiece with pine cones 

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.

White pine cone centerpiece

a tray of white snowy pine cones with candles as table decorations

Even a tray of spray-paint 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 

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, hot-glue gun, and mini pine cones. 

DIY pine cone reindeer Christmas crafts for kids

DIY pine cone reindeer Christmas 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.

make a pine cone reindeer Christmas crafts

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 pinecone elves and angels.

Make pine cone elf and angel Christmas decorations

You can also make pine cone angels and fairies in a similar way. Use DIY pine cone elf and fairy on your Christmas tree as ornaments or share them as gifts! Tutorial here.

Make pine cone animals : fun crafts for kids 

Make pine cone animals : fun crafts for kids, great idea for ornaments and gifts

There’s something magical about handmade pinecone animals such as pine cone owls, foxes, hedgehogs, and penguins. and more penguins. Use larger wood beads like these for heads! They are such great pine cone ornaments and gifts to make!

pine cone penguin

They make lovely additions to a winter wonderland or an enchanted forest theme fall and Christmas decorations. Video tutorial below.

Make pine cone flowers: free pine cone crafts for kids and adults

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 pinecone garlands  for Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations

Garlands and swags are easy ways to use pine cones for DIY Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. You can hang them on a railing, wall or door frame, or as tree ornaments. All you need are some pine cones, hot glue and glue gun, hemp twine or peppermint twine.

DIY pine cone kissing ball

DIY pine cone kissing ball

Got a Styrofoam ball? This could be a wonderful over-sized pinecone Christmas ornament! Tutorial here.

DIY pine cone topiary table decorations

 beautiful pine cone topiary decor for Christmas and Thanksgiving

If you can make a newspaper ball, you can make this beautiful pine cone topiary decor for Christmas and Thanksgiving!

Farmhouse DIY pine cone topiary 

Farmhouse DIY pine cone topiary

Similar to the pine cone kissing ball ornaments, 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.

DIY pine cone topiary tree

This pine cone topiary uses floral pins to attach pine cones to Styrofoam ball. Tutorial here.

beautiful farmhouse pine cone decorations and craft ideas
Happy creating! See you soon! 🙂

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  1. Just loved the magnificent pieces you’ve show with pine cones. Have one seen one other option for making pine cone flowers with entire cone and bleached or painted. Used as pictures, wall art and a few others. Easy to access and make

  2. Thank you for all the wonderful projects you have shown. I have lots of pine-cones and now know how to use some of them.

  3. We already made the pine cone wreath, and there are so many more ideas here we want to try! I will definitively come back to this more times this year! Thank you!

  4. We have so many pine trees here and they are loaded with pine cones of many sizes! We are collecting them this week to make these craft projects for Christmas!

  5. My son is always raking up pine and spruce cones from his yard. I guess I should ask him for a bunch, and try out some of these craft projects. Wish me luck and thanks for the ideas.

  6. These are some really great ideas that are pretty simple to make. My 11 year old daughter loves to do crafts and some of these are great gift ideas. Thank you for sharing.