DIY Decor in Minutes: Pinecone Spheres
This decorative project takes very little time but it’s surprising how many uses you may find for them! I make up some smaller and larger pinecone spheres to decorate a holiday mantle, but they also make great table decor, tree ornaments, and winter dressing for windows and shelves. You could even use some of the smaller ones to decorate holiday gifts or set them outdoors in your holiday planters.
These pinecone balls are festive for sure, but I don’t think they scream Christmas and have great longevity to dress up your home or garden for the fall and winter months.
- various sized foam spheres
- various sized pine cones, dry and open
- twine (optional)
- stapler (optional)
- hot glue gun & glue
Collect pinecones of different sizes and set out to dry. They are dry when they open up and are not at all cool to the touch.
If you plan to hang the spheres then use then staple a loop of twine onto the foam before the next step.
Use a hot glue gun to affix the base of each pinecone to the sphere, starting with the largest pinecones and adding in smaller pinecones to fill in the gaps.
When dry, set your pinecone spheres indoors or out in any way that you choose. I display them on my mantle for a simple, natural looking holiday display. The cedar garland is a project from my book, Garden Made, which you can read more about here.