#DelightfulDIY: Painted Pinecone Ornaments

December 1, 2014

Hello, friends!  Changes are happening here, and they’re coming soon, starting with a new series of posts.  It’s my pleasure to introduce to you: Delightful DIY’s!  Since it is December 1st, I think it’s only fitting that the first post in my new DIY series is a fun Christmas ornament craft.  I bring to you: Painted Pinecone Ornaments!


As you can see, it’s an incredibly simple project requiring only a few materials:

  • pinecones (either bought or gathered!)
  • paint in your choice of color(s)
  • paintbrush or sponge brush (I found a sponge brush particularly handy for this application)
  • twine, or your choice of string, ribbon, etc. for hanging

Normally, I am all about being thrifty so I would recommend heading outdoors and picking some pretty pinecones direct from Mother Nature; but, I really, really love the smell of those scented cinnamon pinecones at the store, so I went with those instead (and they smell delicious!).

Once you’ve gathered your pinecones and other supplies, lay out some newspaper or magazine pages and get to painting!  I used a sponge brush and stamped the paint onto the tips of the pinecones, but I debated for quite some time about just dipping the tips into a cup or bowl of paint.  I decided to use the brush method because I figured it would waste less paint, but get creative and let me know what kind of results you get!

Then, just let them dry, tie some twine on the tops and hang them on your tree!


My mom was going for a very natural, “woodland” theme for this tree, so we decided against shinier colors or adding glitter, but there are so many options for a craft like this, including your hanging material.  Twine went best with the theme for the tree, but you could also use decorative ribbon, yarn or virtually anything!

If you decide to try this craft out, please share, I’d love to see your beautiful, painted pinecones!!  Oh,and if you are diggin’ that burlap tree skirt, stay tuned because I made that, too, and I’ll be sharing another Delightful DIY soon!

In the meantime, I cannot resist sharing a photo of my handsome nephews from Thanksgiving dinner.  This is obviously before they had their taste of mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie!  ;)


My nephews are seriously cute, and Thanksgiving dinner was so much fun watching them crawl around with little turkeys on their butts haha!  I also did a little Black Friday shopping, and I saw Mockingjay Part 1 yesterday with The Boyfriend (it was good, but you know the books are always better).

I hope you had a relaxing weekend because the holidays are officially upon us and it’s full steam ahead until the New Year!

As always, thanks for reading!  Love & turkey butts, Kristi :)

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  • The Fashion Huntress

    OMG! I just spray painted pinecones that I was collecting over the summer :) great minds, right?!

    December 1, 2014 at 10:49 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Totally! Painted pinecones have been everywhere, I’ve been dying to try it for myself and find a use for those yummy smelling cinnamon pinecones besides just piling them in a basket or a bowl haha! ;)

      December 1, 2014 at 10:56 am Reply
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