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How to Make Pine Cone Flowers (with Video!)

I would love to keep fresh cut flowers in my home every day if I could, who wouldn’t?  But since fresh cut flowers are not always possible, I think I may have found an alternative with these colorful pine cone flowers. Learn how to make your own pinecone roses with our step-by-step DIY tutorial!

Two-toned pink and white pine cone roses with green stems in a white farmhouse style jar.

We’re so excited to be joining over two dozen bloggers from across Canada to bring you 30 sweet ideas to make, bake and create for Valentine’s Day. Thank you so much to Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs blog for coordinating this inspiring blog hop. Be sure to check out all the amazing projects at the end of this post.

Bouquet of pine cone roses on a dinner table with a heart banner in the background

How to Make Pine Cone Flowers

For our contribution to this blog hop, we wanted to show you how to make pine cone roses! You can arrange them together in a bouquet or leave them on their own as single delicate roses.

And since these pine cone flowers will never wilt, they can be reused as decorations throughout the year, such as for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or some other special occasion, like a bridal shower or wedding. We even made a pine cone bouquet for Halloween in orange, black and white!

Pine cones painted in two shades of pink, with a dusting of glitter, resting on a small birch branch stump.

These pine cone roses are one of those really fun nature crafts that you can do on your own as part of girls crafting night. And if you’re looking for more creative crafting ideas, check out our top picks of craft kits for adults.

A white jar filled with a bouquet of pink and white pinecone flowers.

Supplies Needed to Make Pinecone Roses:

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Supplies needed to make pine cone roses including paint and a drill

DIY Pinecone Flowers (Video Tutorial):

We have a video of how to make the pinecone flowers for you here, using the same process (just different colors). If you prefer the photo tutorial, scroll on!

How to Make Pine Cone Roses:

Using a small, flat tip paint brush, paint each pine cone in the colour of your choice. Put aside to dry between coats and apply as needed to achieve desired coverage.

Close up view painting a pinecone light pink.

Once dry, drill a small hole about ¼” deep into the bottom of the pine cone using a small size drill bit (the same size as the diameter of the wooden skewer).

Drilling a hole at the bottom of a painted pine cone.

Wrap the wooden skewer with green floral tape starting at one end and finishing at the other.

Wrapping a wooden dowel with green floral tape.

Insert one end of the wrapped skewer into the drilled pine cone. Add glue if necessary to hold together.

And who doesn’t love a little glitter? You can also add some fine translucent glitter to your pinecone flowers by applying clear drying craft glue to pine cone tips and then pouring glitter over top.  Shake off the excess glitter and set aside until dry.

Arrange the pine cone roses inside a vase for a beautiful alternative floral bouquet.

Close up image of pink and white painted pine cone flowers

We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to make pine cone roses. I’m already thinking we’ll have to make more pinecone flowers for Christmas as well!

A bouquet of pink and white pinecone roses in a white porcelain container of a table.

We definitely have a thing for crafting with pine cones, as you can probably tell from our many pine cone projects, such as our rustic pine cone wall hanging and our easy DIY burlap wreath.

Additional Valentine’s Day Ideas

As promised, here are 30 beautiful ideas to make, bake and create for Valentine’s day…

Collage of 30 Valentine's Day ideas to make bake and create
Valentine’s Day Cherry Pie by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life

Valentine’s Triple Berry Breakfast Parfait by Joanna at Lazy Moms Blog

Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquet with Printable Wrap by Lucy of Craftberry Bush

DIY Iron-On Mini Tote Bags for Galentine’s Day by Joann of Woman in Real Life

DIY Clay Valentine Heart Wall Hanging by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Valentine’s Day Smoothie Bowl by Kristeena of Motherhood in Stilettos

Chunky Crochet Heart Banner by Christina of The DIY Mommy

‘I’m Stuck On You Valentine’ Free Printable by Chandra of HashtagBlessed Blog

DIY Love Tees by Colleen of Lemon Thistle

Red Velvet Cheesecake by Kim of Kim Power Style

Custom Floral Dishware DIY with Temporary Tattoos by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

Valentine’s Day Keto Cheesecake by Thalita of The Learner Observer

How to Host a Mother/Daughter Galentine’s by Kelsey of Kelsey Diane Blog

Free Printable Farmhouse Style Valentine’s Day Cards by Shannon of AKA Design

GALentine’s Day Tea Party by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

Valentine Heart Necklace by Christine of The DIY Dreamer

Simple Valentine’s Day Decor by Alicia of A Burst of Beautiful

Valentine’s Sushi Recipe by Stefania of From the Playpen

Valentine’s Day Decor by Dannyelle of Life is a Party

Valentine Countdown for Kids by Heather of Raising Memories

Love Sign by Meagan of Row House Nest

Valentine’s Day Kindness Countdown Calendar by Jen of Rambling Renovators

Rustic Valentine’s Day Decor by Sarah of The Project Pile

Peach Raspberry Crisp by Brittany of My Daily Randomness

How to Make Pine Cone Roses by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit

Handmade Paper Gift Boxes by Jessica of The Vanderveen House

DIY Valentine’s Day Pouch by Lidia of Design Inside the Box

Valentine Oreo Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Valentine’s Day Lunch Idea by Adriana of Chaos and Caffeine

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Supplies needed to make pine cone roses

How to Make pine cone roses

How to Make Pine Cone Roses

Jane and Sonja
When weekly fresh flower bouquets aren't an option, these pretty pine cone roses are a great budget-friendly alternative. Step-by-step tutorial for these pinecone flowers is included!
5 from 2 votes
Servings 12 flowers

Materials
  

  • 12 Pine cones
  • Acrylic paint in light pink, dark pink, white
  • Paint brush
  • Green wooden skewers
  • Floral tape
  • Drill with small drill bit
  • Clear drying craft glue
  • Extra fine white glitter

Instructions
 

  • Using a small, flat tip paint brush, paint each pine cone in the colour of your choice.
  • Once dry, drill a small hole about ¼” deep into the bottom of the pine cone using a small size drill bit (the same size as the diameter of the wooden skewer).
  • Wrap the wooden skewer with green floral tape starting at one end and finishing at the other.
  • Insert one end of the wrapped skewer into the drilled pine cone. Add glue if necessary to hold together.
  • Glue some fine translucent glitter to the painted pine cones if desired.
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Lynne Jelinski

Sunday 23rd of May 2021

I loved your tutorial about painting pinecones. I haven't been able to see it again. It is either the Halloween video or ads? Please advise.

Jane and Sonja

Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Thankyou, Lynne. Yes, it is the halloween video that is included in the post. The video is also here - https://sustainmycrafthabit.com/making-pine-cone-flowers/ for your reference.

Daralynn Wagerle

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Absolutely Beautiful!! I'm in Love with pinecones..all sizes..lol.. are those pine cones you used Mogal pines? I ask because it's hard to tell what size is right for some projects. I've got sizes from tiny redwood cones to huge Digger pines. And I'm loving doing my thing with them all. The Rose's will be perfect for Valentines & Mothers day!! I also think I'm going to make a few Red White & Blue for 4th of July, I thought it would be a fun table setting. Thanks for such great ideas and simple as well..I enjoy your blogs. Sincerely Daralynn Wagerle (of Grants Pass, Oregon)

Jane and Sonja

Sunday 26th of January 2020

Thank you, Daralynn! You sure know your pine cones!! For these roses, yes, I'd say they were from mogal pines. Each pine cone fit in the palm of my hand or in other words, roughly the size of an actual large rose. But I think any size would do or a mix of sizes would also look beautiful!

Colleen @ Lemon Thistle

Sunday 18th of February 2018

Love this craft idea! Perfect to do with the kiddos :)

Dannyelle @ Life is a Party

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

What a great idea and I love the colours you used too! So cute.

Jane and Sonja

Sunday 11th of February 2018

Thanks, Dannyelle! Was so fun to use pink in our crafting for a change,

Stefania

Tuesday 6th of February 2018

So cute!!!!!! These would make for a great classroom craft!!!

Jane and Sonja

Sunday 11th of February 2018

The kid's could make these for Mother's Day. Would just need to predrill the pinecones for the kids beforehand.

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