Looking to add a touch of natural beauty to your home decor? Why not try making your own DIY Pinecone Garland? It's a fun and easy project that will bring a touch of whimsy to any space. Plus, it's a great way to get creative and add a personal touch to your home. So grab your crafting supplies and let's get started!
S U P P L I E S :
- Pinecones (I used 19 for this garland spaced approximately 4” apart, using a single small Pinecone in the middle as a centerpiece). If you don’t have any available in your yard, you can purchase these from Hobby Lobby.
- 5/8” Eye Screw Hooks
- RubnBuff in the color Antique Gold
- Small Paintbrush
- Brown paper or wax paper for drying
P R O C E S S :
Step 1: Prepare the Pinecones
The first step in creating your Pinecone Garland is to prepare the pinecones. These Pinecones were in an airtight bag since last year so I was not worried about bugs. If you are worried about the little critters that may be hanging out in the pinecones you can bake them in the oven at 250 degrees for 1-2 hours. You can also purchase pinecones that are already prepared from craft stores or Amazon. These pinecones from Hobby Lobby come in a variety of sizes and are very inexpensive.
Step 2: Add a Hook
Now that your pinecones are prepped and ready to go, it’s time to add the eye screw hooks. Start by placing small eye screws onto the base of each pinecone. This will allow you to easily attach them to the twine later on. Make sure the eye screws are securely fastened so that the pinecones don't fall off.
Step 3: Add Some Shine
Now it's time to add a little sparkle to your pinecones. Apply RubnBuff to each pinecone, using a small brush. RubnBuff comes in a variety of colors, so choose one that matches your decor. I love the Antique Gold Color! This step will give your pinecones a beautiful, shimmering finish.
Step 3: String it Together
Once the RubnBuff has dried, it's time to string your pinecones together. Take a piece of twine and tie a knot around the eye screw of the first pinecone. Leave a few inches of twine between each pinecone to create a visually pleasing spacing. (I used ~4’ spacing for this project). Continue this process until all of your pinecones are securely attached to the twine.
And voila! You now have a stunning DIY Pinecone Garland that is sure to dress up your Fall decor. Hang it on your mantel, drape it across a bookshelf, or use it as a festive decoration for a special occasion. The possibilities are endless!
This is such a fun and easy way to add a touch of nature and whimsy to your home this Fall. If you’d like to see a short video of the process on Instagram you can check it out here. I would love to see your pinecone creations! Please tag me on social media or send me an email! Happy Pinecone Painting friends!
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