Pin These: 6 Easy, Wintry Pinecone Crafts

Originally published on GoodHouskeeping.com

Why should Christmas get sole claim on pinecones? These super-simple, winter-inspired ideas work for the whole season.

 

A Snowy Pop of Color

This rustic towering topiary adds understated drama to your winter décor.

Get the tutorial from Life on Lakeshore Drive

Rustic Flowers

This craft proves that, sometimes, the parts are greater than the whole. Use a small hand saw to cut pinecones into segments to transform their pretty patterns into lovely wooden flowers.

Get the tutorial from Adventures of a DIY Mom

A-Door-Able Adornment

Greet guests with a bucolic flair that’s in keeping with the season. Opt for a neutral ribbon that can carry you through all of winter's holidays.

Get the tutorial from Marty's Musings

Center of Attention

This simple centerpiece makes a big impact, and couldn’t be easier to put together. Place tea candles in pretty glass holders at the edges of a rectangular or oval serving tray. Arrange pinecones in the center of the tray (making sure they aren’t too close to the candles) and wrap a bow around the center to tie it all together.

Get the tutorial from Happy House and Home

Tie One On

Use a little bead-decked yarn and a pinecone to make an instant tassel for tying back curtains or just decorating a door knob.

Get the tutorial from Love Your Room

Take a Dip

All it takes is a little paint to transform ordinary pinecones into a design-worthy seasonal statement. Choose colors that complement your home décor, dip, and voila: pretty paint-accented pinecones that brighten any bowl, basket, or tablescape.

Get the tutorial from Oh My Little Dears

 

Prep Note: You can snag pinecones from your local crafts store, but if you gather them from outside, be sure to bake at 250°F on a foil-lined baking sheet for about an hour (checking periodically) to rid them of insects and dry any sticky sap residue.

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