Making Pinecone Christmas Trees

Both immature green pinecones and old dried pinecones make for great mini Christmas trees. They look so cute with cotton as snow and beads and necklaces as ornaments. They make cute little centerpieces. This craft is great for all ages.


Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 trees


  • 1 dried pinecone
  • 1 green pinecone
  • cardboard tube from toilet paper
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • glue
  • cotton
  • beads
  • necklaces


  1. Paint cardboard tubes. I used red and green.
  2. When dry, cut rings about 1/2 to 3/4 inches high. This will be the base for your trees.
  3. Glue the cardboard ring base to the bottom of your pinecone.
  4. Pull apart some cotton to fluff it up then place it around the pinecone.
  5. Add little dots of glue to the points of the pinecone. Let the glue get a bit tacky as you work around the cone.
  6. Press your beads into the dots of glue.
  7. Affix base to green pinecone.
  8. Wrap with necklaces. You don't need glue for this.
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August 29, 2007

These are little Christmas trees made of pine cones. I recommend this craft for kids 8 and over.

Finished trees.

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Debra Frick
January 7, 2009

These trees are quite easy to make and they would look great on a table or any small place you would like to put them. They also seem to be the right size to go with the miniature villages that are so popular these days.

Pinecones glued to CD to resemble a tree and decorated with red berries.

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