Pine cones are one of the most versatile and interesting natural materials you can use for your craft projects. Thanks to their unique shapes and textures, pine cones can be used in a whole host of ways – from adding a little rustic charm to a home decor project to inspiring all kinds of creative creations for crafty kids.
Fall is the perfect time to work on nature-inspired craft projects, as materials are much easier to come by once the leaves start changing color on the trees, but if you want to try some pine cone crafts at other times of the year, you can find Affordable packages of online ones.
As we slowly move into fall, pinecone crafts have become a popular trend on social media. Crafters have been sharing their amazing ideas for using pine cones in all kinds of imaginative ways, and we’ve gathered a selection of our favorites to help inspire your next project!
From wreaths and ornaments to jewelry and bird feeders, there are countless ways to use pine cones in your projects for both beginners and experienced crafters alike.
Autumn pine wreath
Did you know that you can bleach pinecones to change their color?
This wreath created by @lightscamerayorks on TikTok uses both natural and bleached pine cones to create a stunning rustic look and can be kept on your front door until spring.
Scented pine cones
There’s nothing better than having a nice-smelling home, and while scented candles and wax melts are a good option, keeping things natural can be a more environmentally friendly option.
TikTok user @isabellasloft shared a video showing how to make scented pine cones to use in her home as fresh potpourri.
Cute Christmas decorations
If you’re looking for a fun festive craft to keep the kids busy, this adorable craft shared by @handsonfamily on TikTok is the perfect solution.
Raid craft supplies, grab some pinecones and settle in to create a small batch of festive ornaments that can easily be hung on the tree or displayed on a mantlepiece.
Perfect pine cone hedgehogs
These creatures may not be cuddly, but they are cute! Creating a pine cone hedgehog is a super simple craft that kids can do on their own with just a few supplies as demonstrated by @frankie_creative on TikTok.
Cherry blossom wall art
Pine cones come in all shapes and sizes, and this stunning DIY wall art designed by @sustainmycrafthabit uses the longer, thinner type that comes from sugar pine trees to create beautiful, delicate flowers that look just like cherry blossoms.
Beautiful pine tree
Whatever your preference for home and even Christmas decor, you can’t go too far wrong with pieces that have a natural, rustic look. This pine cone Christmas tree is a quick craft that looks elegant and would make a great table centerpiece display in any home.
Shared by @thenavagepatch on TikTok, these trees can be made in any size and decorated with battery-operated fairy lights to give them a little extra sparkle.
Rustic resin jewelry
Using resin to make jewelry pieces is a great way to preserve natural elements. All over social media, you’ll see people sharing photos and videos of dried flowers molded into earrings or wedding bouquets preserved in resin as wall art or even furniture, but what TikTok user @bayart.design is doing with pine cones is really clever.
By cutting a pine cone in half, it reveals the intricate pattern inside that you wouldn’t see otherwise, making for some truly unique stunning pendants.
Pine cone bird feeder
If we are creating with natural elements, we must make an effort to give and take. @foragedbyfern shared an adorable video on TikTok showing how to take a pinecone and turn it into a nutritious pinecone bird food to help keep our feathered friends happy and healthy over the winter.
It’s easy to find all the ingredients needed in stores, and you can even mix up the type of seeds you add to the pinecone to see if it attracts different types of birds!
Do you like crafting? Share your creations with us by tagging @primamag in your photos on Instagram!