When autumn hits, that conifer tree comes with an added perk of pine cones that fall down and form heaps of rusticness underneath. It’s not an exaggeration if we say that those fall pretties can get some of the most gorgeous fall decor done. Get inspired with these pinecone DIY projects that make fall a thing of rustic natural beauty.
1. Glittered Pinecones
Contrast couldn’t have been brought to life better than the glamour of loads of glitter clubbed with the rustic goodness of pinecones, all in the form of these festive-worthy glittered pinecones. The glamorously decorated pine cones can be assembled as floral bunches, centerpieces, glass jar fillings, or lovely Xmas tree ornaments. This inspiration by The Homes I Have Made puts the pinecones in a glass vessel, and voila! All you need to work up the cones is some spray paint, a spray adhesive, and glitter in your choice of colors.
DIY Details : thehomesihavemade
2. DIY : Pinecone Fire Starter Favors
Terrific is the word for these fire starter party favors that would get all the magic done in a super budget-friendly deal, yet look amazingly gorgeous. Oh yes, the cones also come with a great fragrance that would make everyone want to keep them and forget the idea of burning them. What all you need to put together the fire starters is soy wax flakes, pine cones, candle fragrance oil, candle dye blocks, wired candlewicking, wooden spoon, large heat proof container, frying pan, wax paper, scissors, cute tags and twine.
DIY Details : somethingturquoise
3. DIY Fall Acorns
These fall-inspired acorns are a true show-stealer when bundled up together and placed on the dinner table as a glorious autumn centerpiece. Gleaming golden paint, shades of silver or a solid black is the best hues to go for coating the acorns, that are actually made out of old cheap plastic eggs. The painted eggs are finished with twine and pinecone pieces added to the top, along with a twig working as the stem. For the detailed steps of construction, head to the below guide by Hometalk.
DIY Details : hometalk
4. How to Make a Pine Cone Garland
Are these cute little pinecones or gloriously frosted pine trees that celebrate winters at their best? The garland gets its frosted appeal with lots of epsom salt adorning the cones, further arranging the sparkly pretties into a garland by gluing a short strip of ribbon to the base of each cone. Prepare your very own versions of this pine cone garland using some epsom salt, Mod Podge, a nice festive ribbon, a hot glue gun and glue sticks, a foam brush, and of course, loads of pine cones.
DIY Details : town-n-country-living
5. Pine Cone Christmas Trees
A festive decoration that’s both subtle and gorgeous at the same time, these pine cone trees are the perfect miniatures for a full-sized Xmas tree. Once washed, the pinecones are painted in a bright green hue to make them look exactly like a pine tree, followed by sprinkling silver glitter on the cones to create an illusion of frost. The perfect embellishments to these trees are those silver craft foil stars placed on top. Small terra cotta pots would work wonders to house the Christmas minis.
DIY Details : scissorsandspoons
6. How to Make Gorgeous Bleached Pinecones
If you want to keep things a low-key affair and don’t prefer adding glitter to just about every decor element out there, these pinecones with an endearing weathered texture are all you need to work up. The bleached pinecones in different shapes and sizes call for just a handful of supplies, including some bleach, a large bucket, some water, rubber gloves, a few bricks or large rocks. The action of bleach gives each of the cones a unique color, bringing out a beautiful fading effect to them.
DIY Details : gardentherapy
7. Penguin Ornaments
Cuteness overloaded – that’s what these penguin ornaments are all about. What goes for the body of these decorative penguins is long and short pinecones, letting simple craft supplies go for the different features. Painted wooden beads make the heads, pipe cleaners make the beaks, while stiffened black felt is used for making the wings and feet. Make a hole on the back of the penguin’s head, adding the hanging loop after inserting a twisted pipe cleaner. Tiny ear muffs, hats and scarves are heartwarming final touches.
DIY Details : mmmcrafts.blogspot
8. Felt and Pine Cone Elves
Adorable pastel felt cut outs in red, brick, fern, blue and moss yield a great color combination when combined together on these little elves. The mini pine cone bodies and lovely 1-inch wood bead faces steal your heart with long hats adorned with golden jingle bells. The other tools you may need are scissors, hot glue, and pens in red and black. Apart from the steps of construction, the below tutorial by Lia Griffith also shares a free pattern for the felt cutouts to make everything a lot more easier for you.
DIY Details : liagriffith
9. Pom Poms and Pinecones Christmas Ornaments
Regular pinecones turn into absolutely extraordinary Christmas tree ornaments with super tiny pom poms coming into play. Little pom poms in beautiful colors, sized just right to fit the scales of the pinecones are the secret to these ornaments. All you need to do is glue the pom poms to the underside of the pinecone tips, attaching a string of ribbon on the top of the cone to make the ornaments hang-ready. The project is so easy to pull off that even the kiddos can get it all done.
DIY Details : onelittleproject
10. Pine Cone Reindeer Ornaments
Rustic pine cones form the body of these adorable reindeers, while pipe cleaners double up for their antlers and those googly eyes make you go bananas for these one-of-a-kind Xmas tree ornaments. The final touches of prettiness include Once you have gathered some brown pipe cleaners, cute googly eyes, some tacky craft glue, a pair of scissors, some twine, red and brown pom poms, and of course, lots of pine cones, you are all set to head to this incredible inspiration shared by Fireflies and Mudpies.
DIY Details : firefliesandmudpies