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5 Crafty Ways to Use Pine Cones

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5 Crafty Ways to Use Pine Cones

It’s pine cone season! Every winter, pine trees release their seeds and drop their cones. Pine cones always struck me as sort of a sign of the season, and I love incorporating them into holiday crafts and decor.

Pine cones are sturdy, which makes them a great natural craft supply. The best part about making crafts and decorations out of pine cones? Unless you cover them in synthetic materials, you can toss them right into the compost pile when you’re done with them. You can’t say that for a garland or centerpiece that you bought at the party store!

Ready to get crafty with your pine cone collection? We’ve got 5 fun ideas to get you started!

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Image Credit: Pine Cone photo via Thinkstock

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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8:41PM PDT on May 17, 2013

Interesting tips and the best thing will be many months before Christmas is even remotely near and I can enjoy a lot of hot weather and not even think about the dreaded snow and freezing cold to come.

1:56AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Beautiful! Will use some of these! :-D

6:36AM PST on Dec 3, 2012


6:34AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Nice ideas.

6:27PM PST on Nov 30, 2012

Nothing new here except the Epsom salt cone.

5:46PM PST on Nov 29, 2012

I like Jonjon's idea of making a christmas tree out of pine cones :)

10:23PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

lovely ideas... when I am done w/them I use them to help start a warm cozy fire...

10:15PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

I have a little miniature villiage. I buy one little shop or church etc each xmas. I set them out on a white table cloth (for snow), sometimes adding cottonwool. And I use a few of the smaller, upright pinecones as little pine trees behind the houses. You can use 'Santa Snow' spray if you want them to appear to have snow on them. But I prefer just a little on the tips of the 'branches' or just natural.

9:08PM PDT on May 12, 2012

thanks, love pine cones

1:55PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Love pine cones!

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