December 10, 2019

Pinecone Tree Centerpiece

Pinecone Centerpiece - Great way to use Pinecones in this easy craft.

I had so much FUN making this simple DIY Pinecone Tree Centerpiece for our Christmas Table. It was very inexpensive to make too – costing under $10 to make – including fairy lights!!

What you’ll need

  • Pinecones – LOTS of them
  • Flexible Cardboard (brown works best)
  • Wooden or Cardboard Cake Base (ours was 12″ in size)
  • Heavy Duty Tape (Duct Tape)
  • Old newspaper
  • Glue gun and refills (I used a total of 8 refills)
  • Battery operated fairy lights (I bought mine for $2 at BigW)

Directions –

I decided to make the base of my structure from Cardboard instead of spending $14 on a Styrofoam cone. I simply shaped the cardboard into a cone, taped it and trimmed the base so it was straight. I then filled the inside with newspaper (for extra strength and stability) and capped the top with a circle of cardboard. this was then secured to the cake base with some more heavy duty tape.

Pinecone Centerpiece - Great way to use Pinecones in this easy craft.

Once I had the base I started to glue the cones using the hot glue gun, starting at the base and working my way up. I alternated the direction of the cones to make them ‘fill’ any gaps.

Pinecone Centerpiece - Great way to use Pinecones in this easy craft.

I then threaded some fairy lights around the tree and secured the battery pack to the back.

Pinecone Centerpiece - Great way to use Pinecones in this easy craft.

I think it looks great!

I hope this inspires you to make one too – be sure to send us a photo if you do.

Louise x

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12 thoughts on “Pinecone Tree Centerpiece

  1. How many pine cones did you end up using? Also I made this and I put clear craft glue on the put silver sparkles on so the out side is mostly sparkly, also I made one with scented pine cones.

  2. We have decided to decorate our Christmas tree this year with home made ornaments , we have pine cones in our yard and now this has given our family an idea as a Christmas gift for family this year what a great idea !!

  3. I love this idea. I collected about 60 pine cones and haven in baggies covered in cinnamon and clove essential oils. This is way better than sitting them in a bowl!

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