I love finding and creating new things out of things we find or can repurpose in some way! I created a post where we repurposed pinecones into little “Christmas trees” for our ornaments this year. I shared our pinecone craft on Hometalk, and recently they asked if I would be willing to cultivate a list of pinecone ideas for both of us to share…..I’m so excited to share all the goodies I found with you!
First of all, if you aren’t familiar with Hometalk it is a fabulous site where you can share tips on decorating, crafting, renovating, gardening, and almost anything else related to the home…..it’s a great resource! You can find out more and sign up for a free account on Hometalk right here too, the link to my account is below…..I’d love to follow you when you’re there! You can find my entire pinecone craft board here as well, here are many of the great ones though below!
#1 Pinecone Christmas Ornament
This cute and easy craft from Temecula Qponer ~ Justine , me, is great for little hands and doesn’t take many items. Because it doesn’t require any glue it is great for a classroom project or even for toddlers. The only thing they wouldn’t be involved in would be the spray painting step, but everything else is easy and inexpensive to do…..great pinecone craft!
#2 Pinecone Place Cards
I love this one for the dinner table by Laura Trevey! Use pinecones to hold the place cards and everyone will say “how clever!” Very simple to do, just a matter of cleaning the pinecones and creating the place cards you would do anyway, just adds a touch of nature and creativity to your table!
#3 Pinecone Picture Frame or Wreath
This next Pinecone craft is from Clover House Dee Dee and can either be a picture frame or a wreath! I like the idea of gluing pine cones around the edge of a picture frame you would normally throw away and putting a picture of your family camping or enjoying nature inside! She also has instructions on how to add more details to this and make it into a pinecone picture frame wreath for the door though as well….really creative and inexpensive to do!
#4 Cleaning Your Pinecones
This tip from Melissa @ Two It Yourself is great to do before you tackle any craft or decorating project! An easy way to clean and “debug” your pinecones, as well as how to effectively dry them are shown here. Bringing nature into the home is pretty and great during the holidays but some parts of nature you probably want to keep outside. 😉
#4 Pinecone Wreath
This Pinecone wreath from Just a Girl is just awesome! You may already have all the items you need for this one at home, and looks pretty simple to do…..love simple and inexpensive! Just a foam wreath base, glue, ribbon, and a bit of nature and wahlahhh!
#5 Pinecone Bird Feeders
This is a an easy one from Dagmar’s Home that kids can create too! Just a few things and this would be great to keep the kids busy during the holiday season, for a Girl or Boy scout troop, or for a classroom project…..the birds will love it too. 😉
#6 Glitter Pinecones
Here’s a glittery table decoration idea using pinecones from Karen – The Graphics Fairy! Add some sparkle to your table this year with just a few small steps, looks like fun and would surely dress up a table for the holidays.
#7 Pinecone Garland
I love this simple yet festive idea from Melissa @ Keep It Calm and Celebrate! Just a few things and you have yourself a decoration for anywhere in the house. You could use this idea for many occasions! I could see this in the Fall during Thanksgiving time with leaves, then swap them out for bulbs or something a bit more green and red for Christmas…..super cute.
#8 Pinecone Jewelry
This is a creative way to use pinecones, from Mama’s Homestead! Just some duct tape and nature is all you need for this beauty! Kids would have a great time collecting things and then creating this piece of jewelry with pinecones and other things around. Put the empty duct tape bracelet on before your nature hike and they could collect as they go too!
#9 Bleached Pinecones
Another way to decorate your home is bleached pinecones, thanks to Home For Now Blog for this tip! Have you ever wondered how people got those pretty whitish pinecones to use for decorating purposes? Well I am sure you can pay a pretty penny for them, but here’s a way to bleach them right at home. Leave them as is and scatter them about or create something new with the bleached pinecones you just made yourself!
#10 Pinecone Porch Decoration
This simple and inexpensive way to incorporate pinecones into this porch decoration is from Bigger Than the Three of Us and looks simple enough! Use the bleached pinecones you created for this one, or just find a great crate and throw some in with pine needles and all to create a rustic but quaint porch decoration with your pinecones!
#11 Pinecone Tree Pots
Last but not least, there are more pinecone crafts on my Hometalk board, is a cute craft and decoration using pinecones from The Shed Blog. You can find small pots like these just about anywhere and for less than a dollar. Bleached or regular pinecones could be used to create this craft, and you could get as creative as you wanted with the other items you would add to jazz it up! Great pinecone craft for kids or in a classroom setting as they could paint the pot themselves beforehand and create a decoration to bring home to Mom or Dad.
I hope you enjoyed the creative and inexpensive ways I found to repurpose pinecones! You can find more ways to use pinecones creatively on my Pinecone Crafts Hometalk board too, and thanks to all the other bloggers for their pinecone creations we were able to share!