DIY Pine Cone Garland

DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

This DIY tutorial for pine cone garland and mini trees makes for an easy holiday project for your little ones. Just gather a basket full of pine cones, some nice wool yarn and colored wooden beads, and get creative with your kids! All the materials combine to make a lovely decoration for the mantelpiece.

How To Make The Trees

DIY Pinecone Trees & Garland

What You Need

  • 6 pine cones, 3 inches (8 cm)
  • Wool yarn
  • Embroidery needle
  • Wooden beads, colored (plain beads can be easy colored with nail polish)
  • Scissors
  • Empty plastic bowls

Note: Because of small choking parts this is a 3+ project.

DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

Step 1
Cut an arm’s length of wool yarn, thread it through the needle, and make a knot at the end. Let the children add 10 to 14 beads.

DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

Step 2
Let them wrap the wool with beads closely around the cone, upward and downward.

DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

Step 3
Make a whole bunch of them!

DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

Step 4
Cut empty plastic bowls to get some nice plant pots.

How To Make The Garland

DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

What You Need

  • 8 pine cones, 2 inches (5 cm) or smaller
  • Wool yarn
  • Embroidery needle
  • Wooden beads, white
  • Scissors
DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

Step 1
Cut the desired length of wool yarn and thread it through the needle. Let the children add 3 beads and make an easy knot around the pine cone.

DIY Pine Cone Trees & Garland

Step 2
Add more beads and cones.

Step 3
Hang up the garland.

Have fun!

2 Comments

  • I am freaking out in love with both of these ideas!! I’m a preschool teacher and a momma to an almost 2 year old and both would LOVE these! I was already digging the trees, but then when you put them in those little bowls. AHH!!

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