A pinecone Christmas ~ DIY ornament


Pinecones and buffalo check have been my inspiration this Christmas season, buffalo check because, buffalo check! And pinecones because they are so darn cute! I think I have every type of pinecone there is in my decor stash… huge sugar pinecones, tiny little baby ones, faux pinecones, mercury glass pinecones and even a set of 4 ornamental pinecones off of an antique bed, and that brings me to my real inspiration… I wanted to use these gorgeous wooden pinecones on my mantel this year…

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You’ll have to wait to see the mantel, that’s a post for another day… but in styling the mantel I found I needed a contrasting colour to pop off of the greenery. And that need for contrast has brought me to this DIY tutorial…I must admit that this is one of my favourite little projects to date, I am so happy with how they turned out.

I’m also pretty stoked to be joining in on a huge, Home for Christmas blog hop with some of the most phenominal bloggy friends I know… so much talent and inspiration ALL in one place.  A great BIG thank-you to our hosts at, Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com.

And, Funky Junk Donna, wow! Thanks so much for organizing this! xoxo

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 I’m so glad you could join us for, Home for Christmas! Please enjoy all of the major inspiration in the links at the end of this tutorial or follow along on Facebook or on Instagram, just click on the hashtag, #HomeForChristmas. We enjoy sharing with you and hope you will find inspiration in what we all love doing. xo

Now on to the tutorial…

I needed a contrasting pinecone for my mantel… I put that on the back burner one evening and decided to flip around on Pinterest… and eureka! I found the perfect thing. This was the pin that sparked this project. I of course clicked on the link and looked for a how-to…  this image only went as far as a round up post on a popular web site, the original content was gone, WHOMP WHOMP!

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Mad search mode began, how the heck do I make these things? Finally I found lots of inspiration from searching, paper pinecone ornaments… this is the tutorial I ended up following the closest, but of course I modified it to suit my needs. Let me just say that this little project has so many uses, I will be using them on my mantel as stated above… but I see these as hostess gifts, name tag holders on a beautiful table scape, Christmas tree ornaments, make your gifts a little more special with these cuties! Really, I could do a whole post just telling you all of the potential! And, I’ve used vintage music sheets to make mine… you could use your favourite colours, all white, all black, again sky is the limit, seriously… I could do a whole post, so many possibilities!


I liked this guy so much I carried him all over to take pictures… haha, I’m a bit looney!


Styrofoam eggs multi-pack (Michael’s) I used varying sizes and made 10 in all.

1 1/2″ square punch (Michael’s) – I used this size for each pinecone and loved the way each one turned out.

Any paper that you love, I used vintage music sheets. (obsessed much)

Glue gun and glue sticks.


Any decorative ribbon (optional).


How I made these pinecones:

Steps-Pinecone-ornament 1. Cut out a lot of squares with your square punch.

2. Dog ear or fold down one corner of your square.

3. Fold down second corner to make a point.

4. Dot some glue on your folded paper.

5. At the top of the egg (the skinny top) glue your pointed paper down, make sure your pointed tip will meet the other pointed tip on the second piece you glue down.

6. Glue your second piece down, make sure tips are touching and are at the very top of the skinny part of the egg, don’t worry if you goof up, just gently peel them off and start over, this project is very forgiving.

HowToPineconeDIY | Vin'yet Etc. You can finish off the bottom however you’d like, I chose to add some ribbon, an option for you to hang it from the Christmas tree if you want. I also did not fuss and try to make these pinecones perfect, it really adds to the character if they aren’t perfect… just like everything else in life! 🙂

FinishOffPineconeOrnamentAnd then I played…


As Christmas ornaments…


Adorn a gift with a handmade pinecone!

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A DIY pinecone on a table-scape… write everyone’s names for each setting, add that personal touch… a great little keepsake for your holiday guests.

Eeeek, so darn cute! I can’t wait to show you how these little guys look on our Christmas mantel, stop in again later this week I’ll be sharing some of our rustic farmhouse Christmas.

Thank-you so much for stopping in and Merry Christmas everyone!

SignaturePS. Did anybody count how many times I said pinecone? HA!

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Again, I would really like to say a HUGE thank-you to our hosts for this opportunity to link up and let this little, Christmas pinecone ornament shine. Now please check out all of the über talented bloggers in the links below… so.much.inspiration!!!!

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  • Reply Jo-Anna December 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    This is so pretty Laurie! I love the music sheets you used…and I can just imagine you carrying this around to take pictures…I *may* do this type of thing as well. 😉

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      LOL, glad to hear I’m not the only one that does this type of thing, some days I feel very, “out there”. 🙂 I’m glad you like the music sheet pinecone, I’m a bit obsessed with them.

  • Reply Christina @ The DIY Mommy December 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    This is GORGEOUS! I love sheet music crafts, and this one is just so beautiful and unique. Your photos are perfection too! <3

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 1:53 pm

      Thank-you so much Christina! 😀 And thanks so much for noticing my photos… I’m working hard on getting better! xoxo

  • Reply Lindsay Eidahl December 6, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    This ornament is just stunning! I love it so much!

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Thank-you Lindsay! I love them too!

  • Reply Karen @ The Decorated Nest December 6, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I really like them and can thing of quite a few ways to use them. Beautiful.

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Thank-you Karen! 😀

  • Reply Deborah December 6, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    BRILLIANT! I HAVE to make these now. My MIL loves pinecones!

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Deborah, they are so easy I dare you not to fall for them too! I am sure your MIL will love such a thoughtful gift! xo

  • Reply Christine December 7, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Absolutely WONDERFUL!! Thanks for the tutorial…. I’m going to attempt to make some for my Christmas tree!!! Pinned!!! 🙂

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks Christine! These are so easy, I am sure you will have no troubles! Thanks so much for sharing! xo

  • Reply Patti December 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

    These are super pretty and you’ve made what looks difficult- easy with your tutorial. Very clever!

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Thank-you Patti! 😀

  • Reply Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads December 7, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Oh my gosh, Laurie! These pine cone ornaments are gorgeous! I love how you used sheet music to make them. I just showed them to Leo and told him this would make a great gift for his choir director at church! I can’t wait to see them on your mantel along with that wonderful wooden pine cone! Pinning and sharing!

    • Reply Laurie December 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Hi Jane!!! Thanks so much and what a great idea, I’m sure Leo’s choir director will love such a thoughtful gift! working on the mantel post NOW… yikes. lol Thanks so much for sharing! xoxoxoxoxox

  • Reply Small Talk Mama December 7, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Love the pinecones and thanks for the tutorial. I’m going to give this one a go. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

  • Reply Emily @ Two Purple Couches December 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Oh my goodness, these are absolutely gorgeous!! And I love that there are so many ways you can use them in your decorations, gift-giving, etc! Already pinned 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home} December 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    This is fabulous! The vintage music paper adds so much character and charm! Your pics/tutorial are great, too! I also love pinecones:) xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  • Reply Heather @ New House New Home December 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Lovely! Glad you had a punch to get all those squares!!

  • Reply julie nichols December 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I love vintage sheet music and pine cones…. great idea combining both!! Great tutorial that turned out so pretty!!

  • Reply susan December 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    You combined two of my favorite things! Pinecones and sheet music, so lovely!

  • Reply Lucy @ Patina Paradise December 7, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Laurie, you had me smiling, you’re not looney, they look good on everything, no wonder you took them everywhere to photograph.;o) I’m loving black and white for Christmas and these would be a great addition to any style of decor!

  • Reply Marie from The Interior Frugalista December 8, 2015 at 2:20 am

    I really like your pinecone version – the music paper takes yours to the top! So festive and cute! Pinning to share 🙂

  • Reply Kristi @ Chatfield Court December 8, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Love, love, love these Laurie, so cute! I will definitely be trying this! Can’t to see how you used them on your mantel. Pinned.

  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate December 8, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Wow! So amazingly adorable! I love this, and like you said, it could serve as gifts, place settings, etc.! I might have to give these a go this season! I love that you used vintage music paper! Pinning to remind me to try!

  • Reply Angie @ Slipcovered Grey December 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Laurie!!! I love these so much, and just like you, I would use them everywhere. What precious gifts. Merry Christmas to you!

    • Reply Laurie December 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks so much Angie! I’m kind of thankful I don’t have time to make any more…. I’d still be making them, I love them so much!

  • Reply Lacey Haskell December 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Hi Laurie! These are incredibly well done – I really appreciate quality work and these are top knotch!… I think I’m going to have to try my hand at these! 🙂 Beautiful work!

  • Reply Kimm at Reinvented December 8, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    so pretty! I love the added detail the sheet music adds.

  • Reply Vanessa December 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

    I love this project. It would be great to use as name place settings too. I am going to make this for sure. Lovely!

    • Reply Laurie December 11, 2015 at 7:19 am

      I’m so glad you like it Vanessa! 🙂 When I was making them it dawned on me, this little guy would look so cute in so many places.

  • Reply Funky Junk Interiors December 9, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Ohhh my goodness… these are amazing Laurie! They are so perfect, they look machine made! The music sheets are charming!

    • Reply Laurie December 11, 2015 at 7:16 am

      HaHa, Donna that could not be farther from the truth… I’m so glad they look perfect, I was worried that they weren’t perfectly lined up like the example I have in the post, thank-you for saying that. I find them incredibly charming, I’m a bit obsessed. 😉 xo

  • Reply Alicia December 9, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Oooh so pretty. The music sheets make it so lovely and special.

    • Reply Laurie December 11, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Thank-you so much Alicia!

  • Reply cynthia @ A Button Tufted Life... December 12, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I adore them!!!!! I had to hold back from pressing the pin button so I could finish the post! Off to pin now.
    I don’t know if I would have the patience for this project but I will give it a try!
    Wishing you and your lovely family a happy, healthy and festive Christmas season!!

  • Reply Linda December 21, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Pinned. Darling. How I want to make them now!! Hope your Christmas is wonderful. Linda @Crafts a la mode Come join this to my party What to do Weekends…


  • Reply Libbie October 19, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Adorable with the sheet music! I made these many years ago using plaid Christmas ribbon cut into squares as above. They turned out super cut too, and they are still put on my tree every year.

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