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DIY Pine Cone 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.

DIY Pine Cone Ornaments

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

Handmade Pine Cone Ornaments Cover

DIY Pine Cone Ornaments

What You’ll Need

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

How to make pine cone ornaments

The first thing you will want to do is cut the pieces of berry and pine needle stems from the floral bunches. 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 in place. If they happen to have a longer wire stem, wrap that around the pine cone stem for added security. Don’t worry how it looks because you will cover it later with twine and ribbon.

DIY Pine Cone Ornaments

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.

How to attach twine to pine cone


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 ends of twine together to create a loop, and cut off the excess.

Red berries and gold pine cone

If desired, use wired ribbon to make a bow and glue at the top of the pine cone.

Finished pine cone ornament

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!

Handmade pine cone ornaments pin

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Monday 19th of November 2018

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?


Wednesday 13th of December 2017

So pretty! I'll need to remember next year to save the pinecones that fall in our yard so I can make these :)


Sunday 17th of December 2017

Thank you! I love how they look on my rustic tree.

JOY Christmas Wreath | Domestically Creative

Friday 20th of October 2017

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Shirley Wood

Thursday 15th of December 2016

They are just beautiful! I have so many pine cones in my yard. I'm going to have to make some of these.


Thursday 15th of December 2016

Thank you Shirley! I really like how they turned out.


Monday 12th of December 2016

I love the look of the ornaments - so festive yet natural


Monday 12th of December 2016

Thank you so much Carol! These are my favorite ornaments on the tree this year :)