DIY Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments

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Turn regular pine cones into these fabulous DIY Pine Cone Ornaments with just a few supplies and add a rustic touch to your Christmas tree this season.

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4 pine cone ornaments laying flat on a white background

Last week I showed you how to clean and preserve pine cones that you find in the yard, park, nature walks etc, and today I’m going to show you how to turn some of those pine cones into Christmas ornaments for the tree. I really love the rustic charm they add to my Christmas tree, and I even scattered the undecorated pine cones around my living room!

close up of pine cone ornament with a plaid bow and greenery around the stem

How to Make Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments

What You’ll Need

Note–this tutorial works best with pine cones that have a little bit of stem

Overhead shot of supply list

Steps to Make Christmas Ornaments from Pine Cones

The first thing you will want to do is cut the pieces of berry and pine needle stems from the floral bunches you choose to use. Be sure to cut the stems as long as you can.

Next, arrange them on top of the pine cone, at the base of where the stem meets the cone. Using a dab of hot glue, glue the berries and pine needles in place. If they happen to have a longer wire stem, wrap that around the pine cone stem for added security. Don’t worry about how it looks because you will cover it later with twine and ribbon.

close up of pine cone stem showing where to glue the berries and greenery

After the stems are glued in place and arranged how you like, start wrapping jute twine around the base and up the stem. Be sure to leave some extra twine at the beginning so you can tie both ends together when finished to create a loop to hang the pine cone ornament on your Christmas tree.

close up of tying twine around the pine cone stem

Be sure to place drops of hot glue as you wrap the twine around the stem to keep it secure. When you have the stem covered, tie the ends of the twine together to create a loop, and cut off the excess.

close up of pine cone ornament with a red berries and gold leaves around the stem

If you choose to, use a wired ribbon to make a bow and glue it to the top of the pine cone ornament.

close up of pine cone ornament with a plaid bow and frosted red berries around the stem

I made several different versions of these DIY Pine Cone Ornaments to hang on my tree this year. The ones with plaid ribbon bows are my favorite though! I am really loving plaid this year and paired with the pine cones, it really gives these ornaments a rustic look!

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Don’t forget to pin it!

Handmade pine cone ornaments pin



  1. Last year there hundreds of pine cones in my backyard. This year I didn’t find not even one. Very strange, I thought. Any ideas?

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