Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Hello there. I know it has been very quiet around here the last couple of months, but I have been working on a variety of holiday crafts that I am excited to share with you.

Pine cone Christmas tree craft

First up are these pine cone Christmas trees.  I already had almost all of the supplies for these trees on hand, but I purchased the pots at a dollar store.  The pine cones were scavenged last winter.

The pine cones had been in my garage for over a year, but I wanted to make sure that they were not harboring any critters so I carefully washed the pine cones in soapy water.  The pine cones closed when I washed them, but after drying on newspapers for about a day they opened again.

I painted the pots. I then painted the tip of each scale on the pine cones.

Painted pine cone

When the paint was dry I put a thin line of glue on the edge of the scales near the top of my mini tree and sprinkled glitter on the glue to make it look like the mini trees had been dusted by frost. When the glue dried I set a pine cone in each painted pot and topped each pine cone with a star made out of a craft foil.

Pine Cone Christmas Tree Craft

To make the pine cone trees, I used the following:Supplies for pine cone Christmas tree craft

  • Clean pine cones
  • Craft paint
  • Brush
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter
  • Small terracotta pots
  • Aluminum stars


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Pine Cone Christmas Trees — 60 Comments

  1. I love, love, love this project because it offers even the youngest crafter a chance to create something wonderful for the holiday season. It is sooo elegant. Thanks for sharing!–Deb (

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  4. Very cute! Want to do this as a class project for class Christmas party! Are the pinecones sitting just on the rim ofthe pot or is there something underneath it? Thanks!

    • Hi Regina,

      I just pushed the pine cones into the pots because I want to be able to reuse the pots for paper flowers in the spring. If I wanted the pine cones in the pots to be more permanent I would put a ring of superglue on the bottom of the pine cones.

      I would love it if you would share photos if you do this project!

      Have a nice weekend,


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  12. Hi Marie! I included your trees in a post I did about pine-related Christmas crafts. I’d love it if you stopped by and checked it out! Thanks, Diana

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    • Mary, Sorry for the delay in my response. I hope you’ve found some pots for pine one Christmas trees. I’ve used a couple of different sizes of pots to make these trees. The ones shown in my post are 2 1/2″. I purchased them at my local dollar store.

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