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Mini Pinecone Topiary Craft for Valentine’s Day

Topiaries are so much fun, it’s no wonder that we are looking up topiary craft ideas! While topiary crafts can be for any time of year, they are especially great for Valentine’s Day. Bring a new idea to the table with this mini pinecone topiary craft for Valentine’s Day!

Mini pinecone topiary set on a table.

If you are looking for topiary craft ideas, this is the best place to start.

One of the best ways of showing someone that you love them and care for them is with something homemade. It doesn’t have to be perfect though- when people say “it’s the thought that counts” they truly mean it. This DIY craft is a great way to show someone that you took time to create a craft that isn’t a stereotypical Valentine’s Day craft.

Topiaries are usually cutting and trimming trees to make them into specific shapes. They help give character to either a garden or a certain area of space. So if you are looking for topiary craft ideas, starting with a mini pinecone one is a great way to give character to the area that you decide to place this Valentine craft.

Are you always on the hunt for ways to take nature and turn it into beautiful art? Join our crafting community to find more nature-inspired DIYs and upcycled craft ideas. It feels good to repurpose, upcycle and create with nature!

Materials Needed

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Materials needed to make a mini pinecone topiary craft including pinecones, clay pots, paint, twine, wooden dowels, ribbon, cotton balls, foam and knife.

How to Make a Mini Pinecone Topiary Craft

We were inspired to make this craft as part of a series of Facebook Live videos all about decorating for Valentine’s day. You can check out the video for this mini topiary craft here.

Preparing the Clay Pots

Paint the terra cotta pot and let it dry. We did a mix of red and white colored pots.

Painting a terracotta pot red.

Preparing the Pinecones

Using the garden shears, cut the mini pine cones into smaller sizes.

Cutting a pinecone using garden shears.

Using some white paint, paint the pine cone pieces and let them dry.

Painting mini pinecones with white paint.

Assembling the Mini Topiary

Take some cotton balls and use the hot glue gun glue and glue them together to form a ball to fit inside the terra cotta pot (you can also use a styrofoam ball).

Handful of cotton balls.

Using the gardening shears, cut the dowel to size and insert the dowel into the cotton balls

Gluing a cotton ball on top of a wooden dowel.

Place a piece of floral foam into the terra cotta pot and ensure that it is flush with the top of the pot.

Placing a piece of floral foam into a terracotta pot.

Place the dowel into the floral foam and glue the floral foam to the terra cotta pot.

Inserting a wooden dowel into the floral foam.

Glue the pinecones to cover the cotton ball.

Attaching painted pinecones onto the cotton balls.

Using a fine tip paint brush and white paint, paint small hearts all around the terra cotta pot and let it dry.

Painting red hearts onto a terracotta pots.

Take some crafting moss and glue it to cover the floral foam.

Attaching craft moss onto the top of the terracotta pot.

Take some ribbon and create a bow and glue it to the dowel just below the foam ball.

Gluing a ribbon onto the wooden dowel.

And there you go- a perfect way to start a new obsession of topiary craft ideas. What is your favorite topiary craft? Let us know in the comments!

Finished mini pinecone topiary.

Looking through our blog here at Sustain My Craft Habit you’ll find plenty of pine cone craft ideas to make at home! From pinecone flowers, pinecone succulents, pinecone wreaths and this pinecone wall hanging.

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Mini Pinecone Topiary Craft for Valentine’s Day

Jane and Sonja
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Materials
  

  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • Paint in White, Red
  • Paint Brush
  • Pine Cones small
  • Gardening Shears
  • Cotton Balls or Styrofoam Ball
  • Wooden Dowel or Bamboo Skewer
  • Floral Foam
  • Crafting moss
  • Ribbon for a bow

Instructions
 

  • Paint the terra cotta pot and let it dry.
  • Using the garden shears, cut the pine cones into smaller sizes.
  • Using some white paint, paint the pine cone pieces and let them dry.
  • Take some cotton balls and use the hot glue gun glue and glue them together to form a ball to fit inside the terra cotta pot.
  • Using the gardening shears, cut the dowel to size and insert the dowel into the cotton balls
  • Place a piece of floral foam into the terra cotta pot and ensure that it is flush with the top of the pot.
  • Place the dowel into the floral foam and glue the floral foam to the terra cotta pot.
  • Glue the pinecones to cover the cotton ball.
  • Using a fine tip paint brush and white paint, paint small hearts all around the terra cotta pot and let it dry.
  • Take some crafting moss and glue it to cover the floral foam.
  • Take some ribbon and create a bow and glue it to the dowel just below the foam ball.
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