Really Easy Pine Cone DIY Christmas Ornament

These pine cone DIY Christmas ornaments look elegant and are really simple to make. A perfect combination for traditional Christmas decor.

I’m always looking for new ways to decorate my fireplace mantel for Christmas. I usually like to decorate a faux Christmas garland to make it go with my Christmas decor, like the blue and white Christmas home decorations I did last year. This year I decided to go for a more natural look and this pine cone DIY Christmas ornament is an easy way to do that.

Easy pine code DIY Christmas ornament

Pine cones are a traditional Christmas ornament that add a touch of nature and some texture to any holiday decor.

Since I’m using evergreen branches as the centerpiece of the Christmas decor on the fireplace mantel in my bedroom, I thought adding some pine cones would be a good fit for the natural theme.

Pine cone DIY Christmas ornaments hanging from fireplace mantel

Of course, since I love some glam in my decor, I wanted to add a little gold to my DIY pine cone Christmas ornaments.

But I didn’t want to spend too much time on them, so I came up with a really simple way to dress up the pine cones, and make them fit into my natural evergreen theme.


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Pine cone DIY Christmas ornament supplies

How to make pine cone DIY Christmas ornaments

Snip pine cone stems

Since I used floral stems, I just cut the pine cones off using wire snips.

However, if you are using natural pine cones, I have achieved a similar look in the past by using this spray paint* to paint them gold.

If you have pine cones that don’t have a stem, you can add one by drilling a hole in the bottom of it and gluing in a bamboo skewer* (like you would use for shish kabobs).

Regardless of how you get your pine cones, you want to leave about an inch of stem above the cone.

Faux evergreen branches and berries

Now you need a couple of small evergreen branches and a stem of small red berries.

I pulled them off of an inexpensive evergreen garland.

Evergreens and berries held on top of the gold pine cone

Hold the two evergreen pieces on either side of the pine cone with the berries in the middle.

This is where you need a little bit of stem on the pine cone so you have some room to attach the other pieces.

Evergreen and berries tied onto pine cone with gold ribbon

Wrap the gold ribbon around the stem to attach the evergreens.

Tie the other end of the ribbons together to form a loop that you can use to hang the ornament.

Pine cone DIY Christmas ornaments with gold string

I used fairly long ribbons so I could hang the pine cones from my mantel.

But you could use shorter ones if you want to hang them on your tree.

Evergreens and berries on pine cone DIY Christmas ornaments

I love that they’re so easy to make, but still look elegant and festive.

You can see the rest of my bedroom purple and gold Christmas decorations HERE.

More DIY ornament ideas you might like

But before you go, this was part of day 6 of the 12 days of Christmas series. So today a whole bunch of my blogging friends are sharing their DIY ornaments.

If you’re interested, GO HERE for the complete list of Topics plus a collection of the most popular holiday ideas including ornaments, games, recipes and more from all 50 plus talented bloggers!

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This post was originally published on November 30, 2018 but was updated with new content on November 17, 2021.

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  1. I love how you hung your pretty pine cone ornaments! I’ve been looking for a simple but elegant way to make a garland for my fireplace in the family room. I think you just helped me find it!

  2. Very pretty! Pinecone ornaments can be used in so many ways and they look so pretty on your mantle.

    1. Thanks, Jenny! I love using pinecone ornaments for Christmas decorations. They’re so easy to do 🙂

  3. I love the look of hanging the pine cones from the mantel. They look wonderful.

    1. Thanks, Beverly! I’m happy with the way they turned out, too!

  4. I love how you hung your pretty pine cone ornaments! I’ve been looking for a simple but elegant way to make a garland for my fireplace in the family room. I think you just helped me find it!

    1. Thanks, Marie! I’m a big fan of simple but elegant…and these really are easy to make 🙂

    1. Thanks! I like them hanging from the mantel, too 🙂