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36 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts

Updated on October 6, 2017
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

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I've been searching for pine cone crafts on line and I have found some outstanding crafts for you and your kids to make and enjoy. In this article you'll find pictures of the pine cone craft, plus the site address which will take you directly to the directions for making the item.

For the directions for the painted pine cones above, go to Inspired Whims.

1. Yo -Yo Pine Cone Trees


These are some cute little pine cone trees that are enhanced by the use of filled yo-yos. Go to Favecrafts for the directions.

2. Pine Cone Turkeys


The kids will love making a lot of these cute turkeys. Make a flock of these for a centerpiece display. The easy directions can be found at Heather Donohue Crafts.

3. Crystal Encrusted Pine Cones

You'll love the look of these pine cones with their "touched by ice" appearance. The tutorial for making these crystal encrusted pine cones is found at Sweet Paul . You'll use salt and spray adhesive to "seed" the crystals in this project.

4. How to Bleach Pine Cones

I love the looks of these bleached pine cones in the glass jar. I can imagine, that by bleaching the pine cone first, before either painting or adding glitters, etc., a different look would be achieved. Or maybe just add gold or silver glitter to the edges of the bleached pine cones. You'll find the tutorial for how to bleach pine cones at eHow . This is definitely a process worth looking into.

5. Glitter Cones

It's the combination of fine glitter and micro-bead glitter that gives these pine cones that very special look. Go to Msking Lemonade to learn everything you need to know to prepare the pine cones and to glitter them.

6. Pine Cone Birdfeeder


Be good to the birds during the cold, winter season, with bird seed filled pine cone feeders. The family can watch the birds enjoy this gift for the birds. Go to Craft jr to find the directions for this project.

7. Pine Cone Reindeer

Here is another great project to do with the kids. Just imagine how much fun they'll have making these reindeer. You'll find the directions at The Kids Fun Review.

8. Glitter Pine Cones

Make these exquisite ornaments by following the instructions that you'll find at Miss Mustard Seed. The addition of crystal beads to these glitter covered pinecones make them an elegant addition to a wreath or as ornaments on the tree. I love these!!

9. Pine Cone Skiers

Who would have thought that you could make little skiers out of pine cones? Well, they thought of it over at Woman's Day, and you can find the directions there.

10. Pine Cone Elves


These cute as buttons, pine cone elves, are shown and the directions can be found at Pink and Green Mama.

11. Floating Candles

Just by changing the colors of the candles and flowers, these floating candles in glass would be an elegant addition to your décor. Go to Ben Franklin for the directions.

12. Pine Cone Trees

This is a beautiful display that could be placed on a mantle or used as a centerpiece. I love this look. To find out how this was done, go to Home Stories A 2 Z.

13. Pine Cone Firestarters

If you have lots of pine cones and a fireplace or you like to go camping, these pine cone firestaters will help you light your logs. The easy to follow directions can be found at Design Sponge.

14. Pine Cone Votive

These are so pretty. To be even safer, use the little battery operated votives. For the directions, go to Shelterness.

15. Pinecone Picture Frame Ornament

You'll be able to make these beautiful pinecone picture frames by following the instructions given on the Martha Stewart site.

16. Pine Cone Tree Decoration

Use up lots of little pine cones in this beautiful pine cone trees. For the directions for this project, go to PagingFunMums.

17. Pine Cone Candleholders

So easy to make and yet so attractive to the eye. Change the color of the paint to make these candleholders exactly what your décor needs. You can find the directions at Crissy's Crafts.

18. Pinecone Sunflowers

19. Modern Turkeys

These little turkeys make me smile, I think they are so cute. You and your kids will love making some of them. Go to Naturally Educational for the directions.

20. Pine Cone Angel

Beautiful and elegant are words to describe this little angel. Add a few angels to you decorations or displays. You can find the directions at Art of Crafts.

21. Pine Cone Barrettes


A fashion statement made with the pine cone theme. Very fashionable combination of pines and feathers. Go to Craftster for the directions.

22. Hoot Hoot Owl


Fantastic little owl craft that you and your kids can enjoy making. For the directions for this project, go to Craftster.

23. Plant Pick

The kids will love helping make plant picks like these to give as gifts. The easy to follow directions can be found at Dreaming in Color.

24. Candle Wax Coated Starters


Use up all the small or end pieces of scented candles to make fire starters for the fireplace or camping fires. If you don't have a fireplace yourself, make these and give as gifts. Go to Wax Poetic for the directions.

25. Pine Cone Place Cards

These are so cute that I think they could be used as a decoration statement as well as for place cards. A very unique and modern look. Find the directions at CraftsUnleashed.

26. Pinecone Garland

This is such a beautiful pinecone garland that I'm sure you'll be able to find all sorts of ways and places to hang the garland. Find the tutorial at Two Shades of Pink, and make this unique pine cone garland.

27. Pine Pedals Napkin Rings

Who wouldn't love to use these beautiful napkin rings? They would be a beautiful addition to any style table setting. You can find the directions by going to The Shady Porch.

28. Pine Cone Chandelier

Start your fall decorating by making and hanging this outstanding pinecone chandelier. You'll find the directions to make it at Home Confetti.

29. Embellished Mason Jar

Combine pinecones, jute twine or suede cording and you have beautiful and unique containers. Find the tutorial for making these pinecone flower embellished mason jars at Crafts Unleashed.

30. Golden Pine Cones

I especially love the looks of this bright gold pinecone. Imagine a group of them displayed in a clear glass bowl. Maybe even add a string of clear lights. See how to make these beauties by going to What's Ur Home Story for the super easy instructions.

31. Paper Pinecone

Okay, so you have no way of getting real, honest to goodness pine cones, but you want to feel like you do have them. So make some paper pinecones. Find the great tutorial for making paper pinecones at Laura's Left Hook. They really are pretty cool looking!

32. Scented Pine Cone Recipe

The tutorial at Dotal Anecdotes gives a step-by-step tutorial on making your own scented pine cones. If you have your own pine cones, there's no reason to buy them scented when you can make them yourself.

33. Porcelain Pine Flowers

Imagine displaying one or a bowl of porcelain looking flowers that you've made yourself using paint and pinecones. This outstanding craft project and it's tutorial for making these flowers is found at Town and Country Living.

34. Pine Cone Succulent Planter

I am so going to make pine cone planters like this for my Hen and Chicks succulents. Although it is suggested that the planters could be hung from trees, as well as other suggestions, I can see these on my patio. The tutorial for making a pine cone planter can be found at The Inspired Home and Garden.

35. Pine Cone Topiary

Whether you have a mantel to place this topiary on, or if you place it on a shelf or table, you'll get many compliments on your crafting abilities. You'll find the tutorial for making this topiary at All Parenting.

36. Pine Cone Zinnias

Wow! I love this bowl of zinnias. Find out how easily you can transform pine cones into zinnias by going to A Fanciful Twist.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      Lola Templin 6 weeks ago

      My daughter would like these pine cones ideas

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      Gail Kowal 2 months ago from South Florida

      I really love some of these ideas!! I had never thought about bleaching pine cones but they are really classic and beautiful.

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      Deborah Minter 3 months ago from U.S, California

      These are great! I love pine cones and pine cone crafts.

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      Margarida Borges 16 months ago from Lyon, France

      The pine planter is awesome! And I also like the topiary.

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Hi aesta1. I appreciate your stopping by and your comment. Will be visiting your profile soon.

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      pstraubie48, one of the nice things about pine cones is that there's usually a new crop each year, especially for décor displays. Thanks for the visit, pinning and thumbs up.

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      Loraine Brummer 3 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Thanks, favored, for your visit, comment and thumbs up. I'll be visiting your profile and hubs soon.

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      Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are really beautiful. We have lots of pine cones in the cottage. I should do this. Love the ideas.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      You certainly have given us a great list of possibilities. I love using pine cones for décor...just plain ones. But crafting with them can be fun too.

      Thanks for sharing Pinned and voted up +++

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I've been really into pine cones this year and had to come visit your site. So many ideas I want to try. Adding this to my craft board. Plus a thumbs up!

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      Love the blue pine cones.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for putting my plant stick nest in with your grouping!

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love those painted cones, the floating candle display and the cute little elves. Great ideas, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love those painted cones, the floating candle display and the cute little elves. Great ideas, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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      poutine 5 years ago

      Pine Cone Squirrel is my fave here.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Love the napkin rings. Thanks for sharing all these ideas.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      There are some really fun pine cone crafts on this page. I'm going to send the link to the pine cone firestarters to my daughter. Thanks!