Pine cones for Christmas decoration – 58 ideas in photos

Did you know that you can do fantastic things with a material that nature offers you in abundance during this season? The cones are the “fruits” of the pines that can be found everywhere – not only in the forests but also in the gardens or in the park near you. It is not at all difficult to get hold of them and they are truly a source of creative inspiration for anyone who likes to turn simple objects into artistic creations. Think you couldn’t decorate yourself and never tried to do something like this? If you want to create a playful decoration and have fun during the holidays, have the patience to read this article. We give you here several illustrations, tutorials and some useful videos to awaken your artistic spirit and make you want to make your own pine cone decoration for the holidays!

Create a festive and magical atmosphere for Christmas with a pine cone decoration

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You have all seen little things made from the fruit of the pines – animals, snowmen, decorations made with colored apples or in their natural colors. In this article we show you that the only limit in the realization of these decorative objects is your imagination. It’s simple – take a pine cone and use it as the basis of your little project. By just adding a few small paper or textile details to it, you can create a super cute toy – an owl, hedgehog, dwarf, angel, and many other adorable items. Buy some modeling felt in the colors you like and design your Christmas toys and your unique creative decor.

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It’s the coldest season of the year and we all crave warm moments! We can create them with brightly colored decoration and by offering our loved ones and friends thematic objects that we made with our own hands. It is a wonderful gift that each of us can give and give to ourselves. And speaking of gifts, the creations in cones are a great idea that will delight all fans of unconventional art and DIY little surprises. If you are looking for interesting ideas on the theme of Christmas trees, also see our article on the driftwood tree .

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Tutorial 1 / Make a pine cone garland

Materials :

  • a support in the form of a circle
  • brown acrylic paint
  • cones
  • ribbon (to hang the garland)
  • hot glue gun
  • mini pom poms

Production :

  1. If you are using a bright or lighter colored medium, start the project by painting the medium brown (the color of pine cones). Let dry well.
  2. Tie the ribbon to the stand (so you can hang it up once the crown is ready).
  3. Now we start to glue the pine cones on the hoop. Start with the larger ones and then use the smaller ones to fill in the gaps.
  4. To decorate your crown, you can glue mini pompoms or pearls. That’s it !

tutorial by: makeanddocrew

Instructions how to make a Christmas wreath from pine cones

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Tutorial 2 / Turn the pine cones into mini fir trees

Materials :

  • cones
  • green spray paint
  • green glitter
  • air dry clay
  • colorful beads
  • silver or gold wooden stars
  • glue gun

Production :

  1. The first step is to paint the pine cones green. For a more glamorous effect, you can add a touch of green glitter. Let dry well.
  2. Take a clay ball and roll it between the palms of your hands. Flatten slightly on a support to form the trunk of the tree. Place your little tree on the clay.
  3. Decorate the trees with colored beads and put a star at the top of each tree.

Dress up the pine cones as fantastic mini trees

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Tutorial 3 / Create your own tree ornaments

Materials :

  • cones
  • Mod Podge glue
  • hooks or ribbon
  • golden glitter
  • bowl
  • brush

Production :

  1. Clean the pine cones. Place them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven at 100 ° C for 1 hour. Stay nearby and watch the pine cones as they are a bit flammable.
  2. Take a pine cone and cover it with glue.
  3. Sprinkle the apple with golden glitter.
  4. Add a hook or tie a ribbon.

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Pine cones are a material with which you can create many unique decorations

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Imagine these pine cone candle holders on your Christmas table – it will be a wonderful decoration in the spirit of the holidays

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Owls are trendy designs in decor – why not make a cool cone and felt friend


An easy-to-make fox with readily available materials


Little Christmas dwarfs with big hats 


Turkeys to make with your children 

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Hedgehogs in cones are easy to make and they are super fun. See how to do them in the following video 

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A pine cone elf – invite the magic of Christmas to your home by creating original toys 

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How to make Christmas trees? Here is a great idea!

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If you have collected enough pine cones you can make this cute snowflake in no time 

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Dip the pine cone in colored wax and you will get this nice effect 

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The little elves – adorable characters that are always part of the Christmas decoration 

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Angels in joyful colors


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These hedgehogs are so friendly and you can do them on a fir tree in the garden 


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Rudolph’s head made with felt pompoms in different colors





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A bear that can be purchased from


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Original garland and an easy idea to make – snowy pine cones for unforgettable parties! You just need an artificial snow bomb, the white spray

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Two little elves who have sweet dreams

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It is almost due to the magic of successfully creating the illusion with so few materials



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