Add a little natural style to your tree with this easy, frosted pine cone ornament!
I love pine cones in just about all of my seasonal décor and so I thought it only fitting to make a few pine cone ornaments for our tree!
I got my inspiration from this ornament and decided to use one of my flocked floral picks for the greenery portion, making it a super easy DIY project!
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This ornament can be customized to your liking – have fun with the paint color, the greenery choices, and the color/style of the string.
I hope you enjoy making your very own frosted pine cone ornament!
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DIY Pine Cone Ornament Tutorial
For a printable copy of the materials and instructions, scroll down.
How to Make an Ornament out of a Pine Cone
STEP 1: Paint the tips of your pine cone.
Start by painting all of the tips of your pine cone using basic acrylic paint and let dry.
I wanted mine to have a “frosted” or snow-capped look, so I chose white paint.
STEP 2: Add greenery to the top.
Next, cut a piece of jute twine at about 12″ long and glue the middle of that string to the wide end (is that the top?) of your pine cone.
Once that’s dry, trim pieces of greenery off of your pick and glue them onto that same section.
My pick had a grouping of red bells in it, so I included those on the top of my ornament.
As you go, continue to pick the ornament up by the jute and test how “balanced” it is. You may find you need to add more greenery to one side to even out the weight so the ornament hangs straight.
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STEP 3: Tie a loop in the string.
Lastly, tie your jute string in a loop for hanging and you’re done!
I love how it looks by itself too – could be something fun to hang on your door with a simple greenery swag!
So what do you think – easy, right?
And it looks like something you’d pay a lot for at the store!
As promised, here are the printable instructions:
- Paint the tips of your pine cone with acrylic paint.
- Cut a 12" piece of twine and glue the middle of it to the larger base of your pine cone.
- Cut small pieces of greenery off of your pick and hot glue into the same base of your pine cone.
- Hold it up with the jute string to check it's balance and add more greenery to one side or the other to even out the weight, if needed.
- Tie your jute twine in a loop for hanging.
Happy ornament making!
I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun, DIY ornament tutorial. 🙂