These DIY natural pine cone ornaments are not only beautiful; they’re easy to make and inexpensive as well.
It’s a really simple way to add a natural element to your Christmas tree and you can make these pine cone ornaments in any color that you want.
All it takes are some pine cones (gathered for free in our case), spray paint, ribbon, and a glue gun.
Originally, I chose to make them using metallic gold paint and gold ribbon, but they can be made in whatever color suits your decorating scheme for the season.
How To Make Easy, DIY Natural Pine Cone Ornaments
To make your pine cone ornaments, you’ll need pine cones, spray paint (unless you want to leave them completely natural), ribbon, and a glue gun. Then it’s three easy steps!
Get your pine cones. You can purchase pine cones from craft stores like Joann’s or Michaels, but it’s fun and inexpensive to gather the pine cones yourself.
The pine cones don’t need to be special in any way, just gather those that look like a suitable size for your tree and make sure to choose those that are in good condition.
Pine cones that are in good shape can last many seasons as ornaments for your tree!
Spray paint the pine cones with the paint and let dry. You can make them any color you’d prefer to match your Christmas decorations.
In the photo below, I chose to use metallic silver paint. In previous years, I’ve made them using metallic gold paint.
Make or buy your ribbon hangers and attach them with a glue gun. The first time I made pine cone ornaments, I used prefab ribbon hangers – they were inexpensive and it was worth it to me not to deal with creating the ribbon hangers.
However, in subsequent years, I couldn’t find prefab ribbon hangers in the color I wanted, so I created my own. Craft stores like Joann’s or Michael’s carry ribbon in many colors and styles so you can get the perfect look.
For the pine cone ornaments pictured, I used a 3/8″ wide ribbon and cut it into 10″ lengths. Then tie the ends together and attach to the bottom end of each pine cone with a glue gun.
I think these pine cone ornaments add a beautiful natural element to a tree, they’re so easy to do, and last from year to year if handled carefully. You can also add flocking or glitter…..the possibilities are really endless!