DIY Pinecone Decor For The Holidays

There is something about a pinecone that makes me think about the holidays.  Maybe it’s because we so many of them during the holiday season.  From Fall decor all the way past Christmas, the pinecone seems to take center stage. That is a good thing for me because I like to collect them and use pinecones in a variety of projects anyway.  Today, however, I am going to focus on the holidays.  There are so many craft projects and decorating ideas, using pinecones, for the holiday season. These DIY pinecone decor ideas are both easy and festive.

DIY Pinecone Decor

Pinecone Placecard Holder

One that I like to use for Thanksgiving dinner or really any special dinner in the Fall or Winter is my pinecone placecard holder.

diy pinecone decor for the holidays

It’s simply a matter of adding a little silver metallic paint to the edges of the pinecone and then wrapping it with silver floral wire and extending the wire to the top with a loop for holding a placecard.  You can see this idea and more at my post Place Card Holders You Can Make For Your Thanksgiving Table.

Pinecone Christmas Tree

I have also used mini pinecones to make a rustic Christmas tree.

diy pinecone decor for the holidays

I used a styrofoam base to adhere the small pinecones to with hot glue.  I then inserted red berry picks throughout to add a touch of color and to fill any empty spaces.  For this full tutorial, go to Christmas Tree Craft.

I have also seen similar ideas for pinecone tree topiaries.

Pinecone Tree Topiaries

diy pinecone decor
pinecone topiary by Sweet Something Designs

What I really like about this particular design is that she uses just the pinecone petals.  It is more time consuming but creates a nice look.  You can find this tutorial at Sweet Something Designs.

The trees and topiaries can be set out all Fall and Winter season or can be decorated specifically for the Christmas holiday like my pinecone tree.

Pinecone Garland

This pinecone garland is another versatile diy project than can be used over and over again.

diy pinecone decor
Pinecone garland by Two Shades Of Pink

I would use this to line a mantel or shelf in the Fall and then wrap around a tree during Christmas.  See how to make this at Two Shades Of Pink.

Pinecone Display

Simply setting out pinecones with or without paint is an easy and decorative idea too.

diy pinecone decor
photo via Digs Digs

I love the addition of white paint for a Winter display.  I have also seen colored paint to go with a certain room or season and metallic or glitter paints for added sparkle.

Pinecones On Branches

Here is an idea for putting really anything on branches for a unique centerpiece.  I love the pinecone idea!

diy pinecone decor
Pinecones on branches by Celebrations

See all the ideas for reusing this branch centerpiece at Celebrations.

Pinecone Candle Holder

Candles and holidays go hand in hand so this next easy craft idea is perfect.

diy pinecone decor
Pine cones candle holder by Shelterness

All it takes are some pinecones, cardboard and a little glue.  See the tutorial at Shelterness.

Are you ready to start collecting pinecones yet?  Whether you collect them from the outdoors or from your favorite craft store, you should have plenty of ideas for putting them to use this holiday season!



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