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Painted Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

Even I’m surprised we haven’t yet shared a pine cone ornaments craft here on the blog! Today, we’re happy to share this fun and nature-inspired DIY for making pretty painted pinecone Christmas ornaments.

finished painted pine cone ornament hanging on christmas tree

Making DIY Pinecone Ornaments

Typically we use standard pine cones for making crafts like these pinecone flowers for Halloween, pinecone roses and pinecone wall hanging but these Eastern white pine cones are actually my favorite types of pine cones. They are long and airy when open, almost resembling miniature Christmas trees.

someone holding an eastern white pine cone

I made several of these painted pinecone Christmas ornaments for my tree this year. I really love the pop of white texture that it brings to my very rustic and cozy Christmas tree.

decorated Christmas tree with a bunch of painted pine cone ornaments

Materials Needed: 

supplies needed to make pretty painted pine cone ornaments for Christmas

How to Make Pine Cone Ornaments:

Paint the surface of the white pine pinecones using Chalky finish paint (or whatever water based acrylic paint you have on hand). Let the paint dry. Give it another coat if necessary.

Tie one pine cone to one sprig of greenery using the twine.

tie pine cone and greenery together with twine

Wrap the scrap fabric ribbon around the same end and do a single knot.

wrapping flannel ribbon around the pine cone

Fold the scrap fabric ends to form a ribbon shape and secure with the twine.

securing the ribbon in place with twine

Thread one Christmas ball ornament through the twine and knot it in place at the top of the pine cone ornament.

adding a mini ball ornament

Knot the two ends of the twine together to form a loop for hanging the new ornament.

tieing a knot for the hanging loop

And the painted pinecone ornament is complete!

completed pine cone ornament

You can make as many as you want to add to your tree or to join all together and hang as a fresh and festive garland.

fully decorated Christmas tree

Other DIY Ornaments to Make:

Since we think handmade ornaments are the best kinds of ornaments, my tree is loaded with hand crafted ornaments. Check out any of these posts below to find out how to also make your own!

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Painted Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

Jane and Sonja
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Materials
  

  • Eastern White Pine Cones
  • DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish in Everlasting
  • Paintbrush
  • Twine cut to 10” long
  • Fresh greenery 5’-7” long cuttings of juniper or cedar.
  • Gold bells medium sized or mini ball ornaments in silver
  • Cutting of scrap fabric black and white plaid flannel cut to 4” wide x 10” long

Instructions
 

  • Paint the surface of the white pine pinecones using Chalky finish paint
  • Tie one pine cone to one sprig of greenery using the twine.
  • Wrap the scrap fabric ribbon around the same end and do a single knot.
  • Fold the scrap fabric ends to form a ribbon shape and secure with the twine.
  • Thread one Christmas ball ornament through the twine and knot it in place at the top of the pine cone ornament.
  • Knot the two ends of the twine together to form a loop for hanging the new ornament.
  • And the painted pinecone ornament is complete!
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