Fun Crafts to Do with Pinecones.
If you’re looking for inexpensive craft materials, you can’t find anything better than materials that you can just pick up outside! One of my favorite natural fall materials is pinecones! They naturally come in different shapes and sizes, and they’re so versatile! Also, they’re so easy to find for free, either in your own backyard or the local park! You can also buy bags of pinecones in most large craft stores if you can’t find free ones. If you’re looking for easy and frugal ways to had some rustic decor to your home for fall or winter, then try some of these 20 DIY Pinecone Crafts!
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For some of you, it will be easy to find tons of pinecones outside in your yard or in local parks. But if you don’t live in an area where pinecones naturally occur, you can easily find a bag of them at your local craft store or on Amazon here. Those can be used right out of the bag unless you want to change the color.
20 Fun DIY Pinecone Crafts
Pinecones that you find outside need to be treated before you craft with them because they have bugs (and sap)! All you need to do is to line a baking tray with parchment paper and bake them in a 200° oven for about 90 minutes. Be sure to check on your pinecones periodically (they are flammable, after all). This should burn off the sap and bugs.
You can always lighten up the normal color of pinecones by bleaching them or painting them whatever color works for your décor (white, orange, red, green, etc.).
1. DIY Pinecone Wreath
Doesn’t this look pretty? And it’s not hard to make, either! I Heart Naptime explains how to make your own DIY pinecone wreath!
2. DIY Mini Pinecone Wreath Placeholders
This would look so cute as a placeholder for Thanksgiving or any other fall/winter get-together! Oh So Beautiful Paper shows how to make your own custom DIY mini pinecone wreath placeholders!
3. DIY Candy Corn Pinecones
These would look great as part of a fall or Halloween display! Follow Who Needs a Cape’s tutorial to make cute DIY candy corn pinecones!
4. DIY Pinecone Bird Feeders
Now that it’s getting colder, it’s even more important to keep your backyard birds fed. Luckily, you can make them some cute and seasonal bird feeders out of pine cones! Follow Freebie Finding Mom’s tutorial on how to make your own DIY pinecone bird feeders!
5. White Painted Pinecones Craft
If you’re looking for an easy pinecone craft, you definitely have to try this! It’s amazing what a little paint can do! Check out Town and Country Living’s easy tutorial on how to make DIY white-painted pinecones!
6. Ombre Painted Pinecone Craft
I love ombre-painted things! Find out how to make your own adorable ombre-painted pinecones by following Whimzeecal’s tutorial!
7. DIY Pinecone Christmas Trees
If you’ve ever thought that pinecones look like tiny trees, then you need to try this craft! Scissors and Spoons shows how to turn ordinary pinecones into pretty pinecone Christmas trees!
8. DIY Pinecone Spheres
You’ve likely see these decor spheres for sale in stores before. They look wonderful, but sometimes can be costly. Easily make your own by following Garden Therapy’s tutorial on how to make DIY pinecone spheres. These would be so pretty bleached or painted white and glittered!
9. DIY Gilded Pinecone Thanksgiving Wreath
All wreaths don’t have to be round! Try making My Three Monsters’ cute DIY gilded pinecone Thanksgiving wreath and give your Thanksgiving guests a nice welcome!
10. Pinecone Garland Craft
So simple and pretty! This would perfectly complement a mantel with pinecone decor! Ella Claire explains how to make an easy and pretty DIY pinecone garland!
11. Snowy Pinecone Candle Jar
Make a snowy pinecone centerpiece that would work for Christmas or all winter long. Crafts by Amanda has the idea for this cute candle holder.
12. Black Pinecone Wreath
Make a cute pinecone wreath that would work for multiple seasons or holidays. Crafts by Amanda made this simple wreath.
13. Pinecone Succulents
Look how cute these pinecone succulents are! Plus, you don’t have to water them! Learn how to paint pinecones to look like succulents with this post from Running With Sisters.
14. DIY Scented Pinecones
Make your own scented pinecones to have around your house for the fall and winter months. I can’t wait to try this from Craft Bits.
15. Snow-Covered Pinecones
Make your own fancy snow-covered pinecones in just a few simple steps from A Pumpkin and A Princess.
16. Giant Pinecone Garland
Make a giant pinecone garland to place around your home! Lovely Indeed has all the steps to make it.
17. Bleached Pinecones
Bleaching pinecones can make them work for other seasons or themes, like this beach theme! H2O Bungalow uses bleached pinecones in a few other ways on her post.
18. Pinecone Banner
Create a pinecone banner to spruce up your porch, mantel, or entryway with some nature. Check out the design from Cottage in the Oaks.
19. Pinecone Placeholder
Create a free pinecone placeholder to add some elegance to your next dinner. Bless’er House was the original poster of this cute idea.
20. Pinecone Flowers
Turn pinecones into flowers and make an adorable wall hanging. You don’t have to make a heart, but the post shows you how to turn pinecones into flowers with some paint and a few simple steps. Pillar Box Blue is the original poster.
I hope you got some inspiration from these awesome DIY pinecone crafts!
How do you like to use pinecones?
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