15 Best Pine Cone Crafts

Pine cones are perfect for practically any type of decor, including modern, rustic, vintage, and boho, because they have such a warm and natural charm. Pine cones are a great craft item for kids and families because of their distinctive forms and patterns.

Additionally, you can go and gather your own pine cones for use as a family adventure. Thus, once you have collected a bag full of pine cones, you can turn them into a lot of fun and beautiful things. 

In this article, we have listed the 15 best pine cone crafts you can try out for yourself. 

1. Pine Cone Owl

Get your kids to create cute pine cone owls. Felt is used to create the features of the owls, with the pine cone being the main body. Furthermore, add googly eyes instead of felt for the owl’s eyes.  

In addition to that, you can also make snowy owls, by adding cotton wool around the pine cone. You and your children will have a lot of fun making these cute pine cone owl ornaments. 

2. Pine Cone Wreath

When it is Christmastime, why not have a pine cone wreath hanging from your door instead of holly. Simply attach your pine cones together and hang it on your door.

In addition to that, you can also spray paint the pine cones, to add some color to the overall wreath. Also add fake foliage or feathers for different textures and colors as well. You can easily customize the wreath to suit your style. 

3. Glitter Pine Cones

Add some sparkle to your home with some glitter pine cones. Choose your favorite colored glitter and cover your pine cones. Then put these sparkly pine cones in a glass jar to make interesting looking decorations around your home.

You can personalize the cones to be your favorite or desired colors. Why not have themed glittered pine cones for particular holidays such as Halloween or Christmas. 

4. Pine Cone Bird Feeder

In just under 10 minutes and a few simple supplies, you can make these pretty bird feeders. Attract more birds to your garden than ever before. All you need is some pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed.

Spread the butter all over the pine cone, and then sprinkle as much bird seed as you can all over the pine cone. It is a messy craft, but everyone enjoys getting their hands dirty.

Then, once all the pine cones are covered, you can attach some string and hang them off a tree in your yard. 

5. Pine Cone Garland

Pie cones can be used to create beautiful garlands that you can drape over your mantle. Or you can use this garland on your table as a runner. It is easy to customize these garlands to the lengths that you desire. Mix and match any pine cones to make a unique garland for your home.

6. Pine Cone Fire Starters

Starting a fire is simple with these pine cone fire starters that have been wax-dipped. Beeswax is a natural product that doesn’t cause any harmful smells or gasses once they are burnt.

However, even if you do not use all the pine cones to start your fire, they still look pretty and make cute decorations to sit near your fire.

7. Pine Cone Roses And Flowers

Decorate a table or a chest of drawers with a vase full of painted pine cone flowers. Paint the pine cones your favorite colors and attach them to a long stick that has been painted green. These make a more unusual yet attractive decoration in your home.

Also, they make a great gift for anyone who loves flowers, but doesn’t like the mess when they die. 

8. Pine Cone Christmas Elves

Get into the Christmas spirit, by making these pine cone Christmas elves. Turn your pine cone upside down, add a small wooden ball as a head and felt hat and neck. You can create their arms using pipe cleaners and more felt.

Then place these cheeky and cute elves all over your home or on your Christmas tree. 

Small children will love these cheeky elves, and will have fun helping you make them. 

9. Pine Cone Pom-Pom Mobile

Convert some pine cones into a vibrant wall decoration. To create an entertaining mobile with your children, collect pom-poms, beads, and paint. Hang the pine cones and beads off a hunger in their room. This is a fun and easy way to get your kids creative.

As they can paint the pine cones and create something that is unique to them.

10. Pine Cone Farm Animals

Each pine cone can be transformed by the youngsters into a different farm animal, such as a pig, cow, rooster, lamb, or chick. This craft is enjoyable for both adults and children.

Depending on how many pine cones you have lying around, you could end up making a whole farm of animals.

Then afterwards our children can have the pleasure of playing what they have created. 

11. Framed Flower Decor

Create a bright and colorful framed flower decoration for any room in your home, and all you need is pine cones. This raft works better when you have a large variety of pine cones, which are all different sizes and types.

This will then make your frame decor much more interesting to look at. Then it is up to you what colors you paint your pine cones. You’ll want a bit of variety in the colors that you choose, yet the colors should look good with one another. 

After that, arrange your pine cones in your preferred design and glue them into place. This craft helps you use a lot of pine cones and create something that you can be proud to show off in your home. Also, they help add a bit more color to a dull and boring room. 

12. Pine Cone Christmas Tree

You could either make a mini Christmas tree or a small Christmas tree using pine cones. For the mini Christmas trees, you just need to paint one pine cone white and add red poms-poms that look like small tree decorations.

While, you could spray paint a handful of pine cones and stick them together to create a tree formation. Then you can add bread beads and even fairy lights, to make small Christmas trees. These can then be placed anywhere around your home that needs some extra Christmas spirit. 

13. Mason Jar Centerpieces

To simple mason jars, attach pine cones and berries to the outside for decoration. Then inside, you can light a candle to create a romantic and homely centerpiece. These look great during the fall and in winter.

When you want to add some subtle light to your home, but don’t want a boring plain mason jar. They take 10 minutes to create and look great in any home. 

14. Pine Cone Basket

If you happen to find yourself with an abundance of pine cones, then why not create a pine cone basket. You can make any size or shape that you desire, whether that is square or circular. This craft will take some time and patience to get it right, but the results are definitely worth it. 

You can then use the end result, as a centerpiece on your dining room table, or use it to utilize in our kitchen. There are a lot of uses for this basket, that is made with all natural materials. 

15. Name Place Holders

A simple yet effective way to set your name cards on a table is by using pine cones. Attach your name cards to a pine cone with a piece of ribbon for a simple yet different name cardholder.

This is really effective for anyone who is having a fall wedding, or you can use it for Christmas dinner. 

Your guests can then keep the pine cone with their name card as a souvenir of the day.

It also shows that you put in a lot of effort to personally hand tie all the name cards, especially if used for a larger function. 


Pine cones are a really useful and versatile item to have that you can have a lot of fun with. You can easily pick up pine cones for free, and children love to go pine cone collecting.

With your mass of pine cones you have collected, there are a lot of crafts that you can do with them.

These crafts can be done with your children to make toys they can play with. Or you can use pine cones to make really beautiful decorations around your home

We hope this article has given you some inspiration on what you can do with your pine cones.

Helena Forsite