DIY Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments (Video Tutorial available)

What is prettier than a rustic pinecone ornament? Some super cute Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments of course! Come and learn how!

OK, I know what you are going to say: “Girl it’s still October! What are you doing making Christmas decorations stuff???” Well, if it depended on me I would have started in August but I thought that would have been too much.

Besides I’m part of an awesome yearly blog hop named 31 Days of Christmas Ornaments and it’s something I look forward to every year with all my heart. For this year I made these cute rustics Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments and despite the craziness, I’ve been into lately I definitely LOVE how they turned out. How about you???

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Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments Tutorial

This is such an easy but so cute craft to make. It’s so incredibly easy that you can even have your kids participating and having some fun playing with paint, glue, and Glitter. Oh, dear glitter!!! I missed you dearly!

You can make a bunch in less than an hour for flocking and then leave them to dry while you make super cute rustic bows. Put them together and voila! You could call it l cute DIY snow!

view of Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornament

Doesn’t it scream perfection despite imperfection? LOL

I’m so excited about Christmas. It’s my very favorite time of the year and this year I won’t be late to start creating and inspiring you all to do the same!

What types of glue can be used?

I can’t say any type because I haven’t tried them all but I know for sure you can use mod podge, normal school glue, any white glue from any brand. My guess is, you have to try and test. If you try tacky glue or liquid starch it would be amazing to hear your results to improve this tutorial.

How to make cute Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments?

Yeah, I thought so too, let’s go!


  • Pinecones {as many as you like and try to mix small and large pinecones}
  • White acrylic paint
  • Twine
  • White glue
  • Burlap or linen ribbon {color of your choice}
  • White and silver glitter
  • Jingle bells {2 per bow, or you could use red berries or any other fun decor}
  • Needle and thread.
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 bowls {big enough for the pinecones to fit}
  • Paper towels

FLocking the pinecones

If you prefer reading the step by step, just keep scrolling!

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First, let’s make the mixtures:

In a bowl mix paint and glue, 60-40 or 50-50 will do. You don’t have to measure much just where visually seems like good proportions.

superior view of glue, paint and a bowl

In another bowl mix the white and the silver glitter.

superior view off silver glitter

Then roll pinecones around in the paint and glue mixture making sure that the cone was evenly covered from top to bottom, leaving the inner parts paint-free.

superior view of pinecones and paint-glue mix
dipping the pinecone into the mix view
dipping the pinecone into the mix closer view

Immediately after that, roll the pinecones around in the glitter mixture. Make sure you get glitter in every place where the paint is.

closer view of rolling the pinecone aroun in the glitter
 glittered pinecone view

What I love the most about this technique is that the paint gives the pinecones a snow tipped look and then the mix of white and silver glitter gives a cute snowy, icy effect on the pinecone edges. It has a much more dense frosted appearance and I love how they look against the green from the tree.

Leave the pinecones on a paper towel to dry for a few hours. Once the glue has dried completely, tap the frosty pinecones onto the paper towel to remove any loose glitter. This still won’t prevent the whole house to be covered in glitter but at least will do less mess LOL.

close-up of  glittered pinecone

While the pinecones dry, let’s work on the cute bows for the perfect touch.

Making the cute ribbon bows

Cute a small piece of ribbon, it will depend on the pinecone size of course. But let’s say between 10 to 15 inches, you can go up or down if your pinecones are larger or smaller.

view of ribbon in the hand

Lay it on your table and fold it in three sections as follows:

showing ribbon folded

Try that where the ends overlap to stay in the middle of the backside.

Then with a needle and thread, make some stitched right in the middle.

sewing needle ready to sew
sewing the bow

Pull your thread all the way to create a ruffle.

pulling the thread to create the desired shape

Wrap the thread around the center twice and then go through from top to bottom of the bow with the needle.

ending the bow
ending the bow close-up
making a knot in the middle bow

Make a knot and cut the thread.

bow almos ready

Now take your twine and insert 2 jingle bells or your faux berries if you chose to use them, for a beautiful pop of contrast.

top view of twine in hand and bow in the background
inserting bell into de twine

Wrap it twice around the middle of the bow making sure the bells are on the front and tie a knot at the back. Cut any excess.

view of attaching the bells and twine to the bow
detail of attaching the bells and twine to the bow
rear view of the twine knot
general view of bow almost ready

The final touch is cutting the ends to make it even prettier. Just fold each end in half lengthwise and cut diagonally towards the fold.

cutting the end bow
detail of the ends of the bow ready

There you go! You got your bow.

general view of bow ready

Now that your pinecones should be dry after about 20 bows… LOL just kidding! Let’s finish our rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments, Just click to keep reading!

Lastly, cut a strip of twine to create the loop to hang it. Using hot glue, stick both ends to the center of the pinecone base.

cutting a piece of twine
hot glue the twine to the pinecone

Finally, the finishing touch, glue your cute bow to the look at the base as well.

hot glue the bow
gluing the bow to the pinecone

That’s it. Our rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments are done and ready to rock our Christmas tree.

View of rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments are ready

These flocked pinecones are intended for indoor use but If you intend to use them outdoors I recommend sealing them by spraying them with a waterproof sealer.

view of two rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

Easy or what?

E A S Y!!!!

Now you just gotta put up your tree and start decorating it with these cuties!

closer view of Frosty Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornament in christmas tree

Where else can these cute Rustic Flocked Pinecones be used for?

Pretty much anywhere you want. It might need tweaking while making them, especially the hanger but you can definitely use them on garlands, an ornament wreath, on an elegant cedar berry wreath,

general view of Frosty Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornament in christmas tree

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Before I send you off to visit all the other participating bloggers, I want to express my appreciation to Diane Swanson of An Extraordinary Day, Mary Beth of Cupcakes and Crinoline and Malia of Yesterday on Tuesday. Thank you ladies, for all your help and encouragement in hosting this amazing blog hop. It’s my favorite blog hop ever!

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Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:

Day 1 – Pet Scribbles | Day 2 – Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline | Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 – Celebrating Everyday Life | Day 6 – Hunt and Host
Day 7 – Love of Home | Day 8 – Celebrate Creativity
Day 9 – Petticoat Junktion | Day 10 – What Meegan Makes
Day 11 – Atta Girl Says | Day 12 – Sweet Pea
Day 13 – Exquisitely Unremarkable | Day 14 – Imparting Grace
Day 15 – In My Own Style | Day 16 – 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
Day 17 – Inspiration for Moms | Day 18 – The Chelsea Project
Day 19 – I Should Be Mopping the Floor
Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Day 21 – Hearth and Vine
Day 22 – Shabby Art Boutique | Day 23 – Remodelando la Casa
Day 24 – Domestically Speaking | Day 25 – Swoodson Says
Day 26 – Stone Gable | Day 27 – My Creative Days
Day 28 – The Crafting Nook (You are HERE)| Day 29 – Knick of Time
Day 30 – Lovely Etc. | Day 31 – Live Laugh Rowe

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Cute and Easy DIY Family Rustic Monogram Christmas Ornaments
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Rustic Glittered Twine Star Christmas Ornament

Til' next time...

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  1. SO pretty! I like flocked things, but have never wanted a whole flocked tree. Using some of these ornaments would be just the right touch. Thank you for the comprehensive tutorial–it makes a difference to know each step you took. Just beautiful!

  2. Cami, this is so perfect! I’m thrilled to know how to create that pretty snow effect on a pine cone and yours is absolutely exquisite. You can be sure that I will be making these for my tree this year. :)
    Thaks so much for stepping in at the last minute. You’re the best!! xo

  3. I have always loved pinecone ornaments and yours are just beautiful. The flocking really puts me in the mood for Christmas…even in October! :)

  4. Love this ornament so much! You had me at flocking and reeled me in with how to make that outstanding bow. I have two huge bags of pinecones that are ready to get their flock on… LOL. Thanks for this amazing tutorial. Susie from The Chelsea Project