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Learn how to make a pinecone garland using hot glue, pine cones, and twine in this rustic garland idea for your mantel!
Pinecones are God’s gift to crafters!
Seriously – they can be made into so many awesome craft projects like:
- A Pinecone Person Ornament
- A Pinecone Pearl Ornament
- Yarn-wrapped Pinecones
- Pinecone Pumpkins
- A Pinecone Wreath
Today, we are going to make a simple, elegant yet rustic pinecone garland that will look right at home on your mantel!
How to Make a Pinecone Garland
Step 1: Gather Supplies
- Pinecones – you can buy pinecones or find them outside and clean them with this method.
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Step 2: Cut a piece of twine for your garland.
Tie loops at both ends.
Step 3: Draw a line of hot glue across the flat part of the pinecone.
This is technically the bottom, but we will be attaching the pinecones to the twine upside down.
Step 4: Lay the twine onto the hot glue.
Use a silicone finger protector if you can, so you don’t burn yourself.
Otherwise, use a stick or other tool to help you push the twine down into the glue (without burning yourself), and hold until the glue cools and hardens.
Step 5: Glue another pinecone onto the twine a little further down the twine.
The downside to gluing the pinecones directly to the twine in this garland is they become permanent; they can’t slide around and be repositioned like a lot of our garlands can be.
For our garland, I glued them 3-4 inches apart.
Repeat gluing pinecones along the twine until the whole garland is complete!
Once you’ve finished, it’s ready to hang!
Simple, rustic, and beautiful.
This pinecone garland works beautifully as part of holiday decor, but it also looks great for fall and all throughout the winter months.
That makes it an even better craft to try – you get to enjoy it for months on your mantel!
It pairs perfectly with a pinecone wreath, too!