Isn’t it amazingly amazing to witness how autumn makes way for the holiday season? Shortened days, whimsical winter breeze, withered trees, snowy roads, Christmas parties … the list goes on and on! And when we think about Christmas celebrations, our first priority is decorating the home; few start putting up the decorations in October, few others in mid and late November.
Irrespective of ‘when’ and ‘how’ you put up Christmas decorations, why not take some inspirations from Nature, this year? If you’re wondering what uniqueness can be brought in, here’s our suggestion – PINECONES! They can be found everywhere at your feet during the fall and are super easy to repurpose as beautiful home décor pieces.
If you’re convinced with our suggestion (read on if you aren’t also as we are confident that you’ll take a stroll through a wooded area or park nearby as soon as you finish this read) here are some ways to turn the humble pinecone to fabulous holiday home décor pieces.
Start-topped Cutie Cone Trees
: Painted green and topped with a tiny star, these adorable trees made from pinecones are the perfect way to add some rustic Christmasy charm. Place them in silver terra-cotta pots and display on your table or buffet.
Frosty pinecone garlands
Add a touch of frosty-look to the cones by applying a generous amount of Epsom salt on to the sealer coated pinecones. Then tie them on ribbons and use the garland to decorate the fireplace or door frames.
Santa’s Tiny Fellas
Christmas decorations would seem dull without Santa’s tiny elves right? So, why not make some elf decorations out of pinecones? Trust us when we say, “these little guys can bring happiness”.
Made from felt scraps, wooden balls, and wool roving, this pinecone ornament trio is sure to bring Christmas vibe indoors. Don’t believe us? Well, see for yourself by making and hanging one on the Christmas tree.
Mystical Pinecone topiary
Love the Christmas topiaries out there, but don’t want to break your pocket? Try these pinecone bushes placed in stoneware pots. Front porch decoration literally at most!
Pretty pom-pom and pinecone ornaments
Who wouldn’t love that subtle woodland feel? Glue in the tiny pom-pom to the underside of the pinecones and hung from a metallic rope. Not only are they easy to make, but long-lasting too!
Rustic Pinecone Christmas tree
Create a holiday vignette by gluing together the pine cones in the form of a Christmas tree. Decorate with the acrylic paints, glitter, greenery, bells, and other colourful embellishments you may have!
Charming Pinecone Tree
Add some handmade charm to your Christmas celebration by attaching pinecones to a Styrofoam cone. Use a raised cake plate so you put this elegant décor piece onto any surface in your home.
Adorable Pinecone Penguins
Put together acrylic pained pinecones for the body, painted wooden beads for heads, stiffened black belt for the wings and feet and cotton pipe for beaks – you’ve got yourself an adorable pine cone penguin to decorate your Christmas tree!
Spray-painted pine cone ornament
Beads, lace, ribbon, acrylic paint (craft snow can also be used) and more – that’s what this beautiful pine cone Christmas ornament is made of! Hang them on evergreen boughs to achieve that tree trimming you’ve always dreamed of.
Snow white pinecone wreath
Got an hour and some Faux red berries, a white spray paint bottle, and glitter? Then you can recreate this stunningly beautiful pinecone wreath that’ll make your wall or doorways a focal point.
Bypass traditional white, red, and green colors this holiday and opt for a colourful spray painted and glittered pinecone decors arranged inside the big glass jar. For a more dramatic feel, arrange line several jars up along your dining hall.
Dangling Rustic Beauties
Add some rustic touch to your Christmas decoration with these dangling rustic beauties. Ignite your celebrations by hanging these fallen pinecones from your chandelier or even in your doorways with a plaid ribbon.
A great Christmas tree decoration, these pretty Owl ornaments are made out of felt, pipe cleaner, and a glue gun. Once done, hang them from your tree by attaching a tree or simply place them on your coffee table or mantel.
The Mason Jar Snow Globe
Here’s a simple and super easy Christmas décor idea you can do with your children. Glue in the pinecones on the cork, add glitters to the jars, close the jar tightly and wrap jute twine around the jar – Your pine tree snow globe is ready!
Tiny Christmas Elves
Great as a Christmas tree hanging and as a cute return gift, these elf figurines will bring instant cheer to any holiday occasion.
You might have heard of and made a snowman out of paper, plates or metal. How about one from pinecones this year? Grab pine cones, some berries, ribbon, hot glue, and Santa cap – You’re good to go!
Single-piece Pinecone Hanging Craft
Embellished individual pinecone suspended on twines is a treat to watch especially if you hang them above your kitchen entryway or on the dining room chandelier. Feel like trying it this holiday season? Look no further!
Rustic Pinecone Centrepiece
Display the autumn finds as a living room center piece by embellishing them with evergreen and some tiny lights. What best way to welcome your guests with a rustic swag right?
Rustic Table Setting
Here’s a simple and cozy way to make your Christmas dinner unforgettable. Simply dress your Christmas dinner table up using pinecones tied with Christmas colored plaid ribbon.
A DIY pinecone candle holder is probably the easiest Christmas décor idea that can give an edge to your dinner table. Place them in a tray on your dinner or coffee table or even on the foyer console table to cast some ‘extra’ Christmas glow.
Tired of typical hanging decors and Christmas trees? Need a décor item that stands out? Use these wooden charms either as singly or in groupings on your table or throughout your house.
Woodsy Kissing Ball
Delight your guests with this dainty yet vibrant pinecone kissing ball. Create this arrangement by covering foam ball with pine cones and by filling the empty spaces with greenery and berry picks. That’s it!
Apple of the eye
Attach the tiny leaves from green cardstock to the acrylic painted pinecones. The result? You have turned a pinecone into an apple! Do try this party favours especially for your tiny little guests.
What is more fun than the miniature woodsy version of Rudolf – the reindeer we all loved as a kid? This tiny pinecone reindeer will add just the right touch to your Christmas tree decoration.
Smaller pinecones are ideal to make the tiny Christmas messengers. Hang two or three snowmen together on your doorway and you have a simple, beautiful Christmas decoration.
An Owl in the Christmas tree
Pair pinecones with some felts to enhance the natural touch of pinecone owl ornaments. Here, the cones are accented with plaid Christmas cap. Hang it on the tree or let the owl stand in a decorated plate.
Come Santa, Come
Enhance the joyous charm of Christmas with the pinecone Santa. Hang this tiny harbinger of joy between the tree branches to create a stylish display.
Few cute angel decors made from pinecones will add a divine touch to your indoor and outdoor Christmas décor setting. This angelic piece has a pinecone for a body and a wooden bead for a head, and she is decorated using basic twines.
Reindeer Pinecone Ornament
Like to add few reindeers to your Christmas décor this year? All you need is few pinecones, pipe cleaners, ear-shaped fabric, glitter pom-pom, wiggle eyes and hot glue of course. Attach ribbon for hanging, and you have an adorable reindeer ornament.
Decorative Starry Cone Craft
Pick up some small pinescones in your yard, turn them into a beautiful decorative craft, and then hang them back up in the wall. Glue in a multi-edged star at the center to enhance the rustic look.
Miniature pinecone wonders
Use a bit of pom-poms, ribbons, wiggle eyes, pinecones, and some twigs to make this miniature reindeer decoration. Instead of going the typical ‘hanging’ way of displaying group few crafts in a birch basket and make it look cozy.
Center of Attention Cone Décor
A perfect addition to your Christmas décor this one-of-a-kind pinecone décor is bursting the berries, rustic pinecones, and some green leaves. Instead of placing the candles on top of the pinecone, candles are placed in between the cones which lift off the overall appeal.