DIY Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments (Video Tutorial available)

Learn how to make flocked pinecone Christmas ornaments with this easy DIY tutorial. These ornaments are fun to make and a beautiful addition to your holiday décor.

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

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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 rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments and despite the craziness I’ve been into lately, I definitely LOVE how they turned out. How about you???

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 on the tree

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!

How to make cute Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments?

Yeah, I thought so too, let’s go!

Supplies:

  • Pinecones {as many as you like and try to mix small and large pinecones}
  • White acrylic paint
  • Jute 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}
  • 2 bowls {big enough for the pinecones to fit}
  • Paper towels

Tools:

  • Needle and thread.
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

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Step 1: Prep Work

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

Step 2: FLocking the pinecones

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.

overhead view of pinecones in my hand 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 around 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 denser 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.

Step 3: Making the ribbon bows

Cut a small piece of ribbon, it will depend on the pinecone size of course. But let’s say between 10 to 15 cm (3-6 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

Step 4: Finish the Pinecone Ornament.

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!!!!

Crafting Tips

If you don’t want to use twine or jute, you can use the same ribbon to make the center and close the bow. Same goes for the hanger.

Use good quality glue sticks so the hanger won’t come off.

If you only want the glitter to flock the pinecone, skip the white paint.

Now you just got to put up your tree and start decorating it with these cute pine cone ornaments!

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of glue can be used for this diy pinecone ornaments?

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 do you preserve pine cones for ornaments?

You can use a clear sealer on the pine cones. They will give them a nice shine and also preserve them so you can use them for several seasons. When you pack them away, place them in a zip-lock bag to keep them fresh.

How do you clean pine cones for decorating?

Well, there are different ways of doing this. You can give them a bath of water and vinegar then dry them in the oven for a couple of hours in a baking sheet. Some would only put it in the oven. What I did was lay them on our patio and spray them with abundant bug spray and left it outside for a couple of days, until they didn’t smell anymore. It worked like a charm. I’ve been using my pinecone ornaments for years now and they are perfect and no bugs were found.

What else can these cute 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, etc.

Where can I find pinecones?

You can either purchase them or find them in the nature. The advantage of purchasing them is that they are already clean and ready to to be worked with. You can fidn them at your local craft stores, dollar trees and even at some department stores in the craft or holiday section. Alternatively, you can go to places where you can see pine trees, you are likely to find lots of pinecones on the ground.

More Christmas Ornaments to Try

If you like this cute pinecone Christmas ornament tutorial, you might also love these other Christmas craft ideas too:

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DIY Rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

Camila Rojas
Learn how to make flocked pinecone Christmas ornaments with this easy DIY tutorial. These ornaments are fun to make and a beautiful addition to your holiday décor.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Drying time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course DIY & Craft, Holidays
Cuisine Christmas craft
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Needle and thread.
  • Hot glue gun
  • scissors

Ingredients
  

  • Pinecones {as many as you like and try to mix small and large pinecones}
  • White acrylic paint
  • Jute 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}
  • 2 bowls {big enough for the pinecones to fit}
  • Paper towels

Instructions
 

STEP 1: PREP WORK

  • 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.
  • In another bowl mix the white and the silver glitter.

STEP 2: FLOCKING THE PINECONES

  • 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.
  • Immediately after that, roll the pinecones around in the glitter mixture. Make sure you get glitter in every place where the paint is.
  • 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.
  • While the pinecones dry, let’s work on the cute bows for the perfect touch.

STEP 3: MAKING THE RIBBON BOWS

  • Cut a small piece of ribbon, it will depend on the pinecone size of course. But let’s say between 10 to 15 cm (3-6 Inches), you can go up or down if your pinecones are larger or smaller.
  • Lay it on your table and fold it in three sections as follows:
  • 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.
  • Pull your thread all the way to create a ruffle.
  • Wrap the thread around the center twice and then go through from top to bottom of the bow with the needle.
  • Make a knot and cut the thread.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • There you go! You got your bow.

STEP 4: FINISH THE PINECONE ORNAMENT.

  • 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.
  • Finally, the finishing touch, glue your cute bow to the look at the base as well.
  • That’s it. Our rustic Flocked Pinecone Christmas Ornaments are done and ready to rock our Christmas tree.

Notes

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.
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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!

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:

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

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are really lovely Cami and I’ve got a whole box of pinecones waiting for a touch of Christmas. This project will be perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 5 stars
    What a beautiful ornament you made! I love the flocked look and the bells you added to the bow add the perfect finishing touch.

  4. 5 stars
    such a sweet oenament, I think I am wanting to flock our tree this year, if not these might just feed my craving!r

  5. 5 stars
    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

  6. 5 stars
    I have always loved pinecone ornaments and yours are just beautiful. The flocking really puts me in the mood for Christmas…even in October! :)

  7. 5 stars
    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