8 Ways to Reuse Pine Cones This Holiday Season

Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.
Image Credit: Lucy Akins

This holiday season, it's time to stop overlooking the pine cone and see it for what it is: one of the most versatile pieces of nature that you can use decoratively during the fall and winter months.


Video of the Day

Instead of pining for store-bought garlands, ornaments, and centerpieces that don't always meet your expectations for the holiday decor vision you had in mind, let nature inspire you. Here are a few different ways you can reuse pine cones around your home this holiday season.

1. Pine Cone Wreath

TBH, who doesn't love a good wreath? This year, instead of breaking the bank with a store-bought one, check out our tutorial for the perfect rustic wreath that you can make from the comfort of your home.

2. Pine Cone Ornaments

Switch it up this year and let nature inspire how you decorate your Christmas tree. Instead of tossing those pine cones, give them a second wind and use them as ornaments. All you need is a piece of twine and hot glue for our DIY tutorial.

3. Pine Cone Garland

Instead of purchasing yet another garland, simply make your own by using pine cones and pom-poms (which you can also make yourself). Don't be afraid to stray away from the DIY tutorial and choose other colors that go best with your holiday decor themes. Follow the Treasure and Travels tutorial here.


4. Rustic Pine Cone Holiday Decor

Image Credit: Lucy Akins

This DIY project is sure to give your space a homey and whimsical feel this holiday season. Wherever you choose to display this simple birch branch and pine cone combo, rest assured that it will elevate your space. Check out our easy-to-follow tutorial here.

5. Pine Cone Fire Starter Kit

Image Credit: Lucy Akins

This DIY pine cone fire starter kit needs to be your go-to this holiday season. Just think of the cozy mornings by the fireplace that await. Additionally, it also makes for a thoughtful gift for neighbors, friends, and loved ones. Check out our tutorial here.

6. Pine Cone Gift Bows

Image Credit: Lucy Akins

If you're trying to be resourceful this holiday season, this DIY project will definitely help you achieve that goal. Instead of buying wrapping paper and bows, get your hands on brown kraft paper, twine, fresh greenery, and, of course, your pine cones. Then, check out our tutorial to learn how to beautifully wrap your holiday presents.

7. Bleached Pine Cones

These bleached pine cones will be the perfect addition to your fall and winter decor. Whether you choose to store them away for the next holiday season or keep them out all year long, they're sure to catch visitors' eyes. Follow Sand & Sisal's step-by-step tutorial on how to create these eye-catching pine cones.


8. Pine Cone Centerpiece

This DIY pine cone centerpiece made from a recycled tin can will without a doubt make a beautiful dinner table decoration. Check out the tutorial here by A Piece of Rainbow blog.

Happy holidays and happy crafting!


Pamela is a freelance writer and social media strategist based in Los Angeles, CA. She loves books and all things Oscar Wilde. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @bypamelaavila for more.