5 Ways to Decorate with Pinecones

I have a treat for you all today!  I asked my friend Shelby to write a guest post and share some of her amazing ideas.  I’m lucky enough to know Shelby in real life and she is as lovely and sweet in person as she is on her blog.  She is also one of my photography icons and if you pop on over to her blog you’ll probably fall in love with her pictures as well!


Hi I am Shelby from the Brandon and Shelby blog, and I am so excited to be here on Darling Doodles Design today. When Brie asked if I would guest post I was extremely flattered because we all know Brie is a mastermind of creativity.

Anywho, so the Christmas season is upon us and this month can get quite expensive with all the gift giving, decorations,  food etc! So to make it a little easier on all of us, here is a few, basically free ideas:

5 Ways to decorate with Pinecones:

{You can buy the pinecones from the store or get them free and find them under any pine-tree}


 Use twine, ribbon, yarn (basically what ever you have) and wrap those little pinecones and give them a nice warm ‘blanket.’  Pop those suckers into a basket with burlap or hang them from some garland.


 Get some twine, burlap, and paperclips, and attach the ends of the of pinecone to the twine. Finish it off with tying some burlap around the paperclips.


A simple elegant way to show off those pinecones is to put them in Mason Jars. Add some red berries and green pine that you found from a pine tree and you are done.


Find an old tree or bush outside and snag some branches off. Place the branches in a jar and wire the pinecones to the branches.


Use pinecones as a simple statement and use them to embellish wrapped gifts.

Also, to get the old fashioned look for paper, you can find my tutorial here.

Christmas can get really busy and so I like to keep things simple with my decorations.

And that is what I just showed you-


I hope these ideas helped or inspired you for this Christmas season.

I would love for you to come by and visit my blog– hope to see you around!

And Merry Christmas!


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4 Responses to 5 Ways to Decorate with Pinecones

  1. Sammi says:

    So cute! I love the idea of using them on gifts. They look so pretty.

  2. Willa says:

    I never would have thought of these ideas. The only thing that I ever thought to do with pine cones is to glitter them so thanks for broadening my horizons :)

  3. Maggie says:

    Thanks Shelby for the ideas! I especially loved the pine cones hanging from the garland.

  4. Pinecones + clothespins = BRILLIANT!!

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