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Pine cones are a marvelous craft supply; found in nature and easy to clean – they are one of the most versatile and creativity-inspiring objects around!
We’ve talked about how to clean pine cones so they’re ready for crafts, and we’ve shared pinecone craft ideas such as how to paint pine cones, spray painted pine cone ornaments, and a variety of other pine cone ornaments like a pine cone person and a mini pinecone Christmas tree.
Today, we are wrapping pine cones with colored yarn to create simple yet stunning home decor that can be customized for any color, theme, or holiday!
Let’s get to it!
How to Make DIY Yarn-Wrapped Pine Cones
Step 1. Gather Supplies.
- Pine Cones – cleaned and ready for crafts
- Yarn or other string
Step 2. Tuck one end of the yarn into pine cone, or wrap around a prong.
When I first started wrapping my pine cones, I wrapped one end of the yarn around one of the pine cone prongs.
But as I wrapped the second and third one, I discovered that you don’t have to actually wrap it around one of the prongs…
You just need to tuck one end into one of the cracks in the pine cone and start wrapping. As you continue to wrap, the additional layers of yarn will secure the yarn end and nothing will unravel.
Step 3. Wrap yarn around pine cone.
Once you secure your yarn, continue wrapping!
Carefully (the pine cones can be fragile) wrap the yarn around the pine cone, between the rows of prongs, so that you are filling all of the crevices. Move from the base to the top of the pine cone as you wrap.
Once you get to the top, continue back toward the base. You want to secure the second end of the yarn at the base.
PRO TIP: The more you wrap, the fuller the pine cones will get and the better they will look.
When I did my first batch, I only used about 6 feet of yarn and they looked weird.
I went back and added more yarn to them, and they instantly looked much better.
Step 4. Secure yarn end at base of pine cone.
When you’re finished wrapped the yarn all over your pine cone from base to top and then back toward the base, and you are satisfied with how the pine cone looks, it’s time to secure the end of your yarn.
Pine cone bases have some prongs that aren’t fully open. Use these tight crevices to your advantage.
I slid the end of my yarn into one of the crevices in the base of the pine cone to secure, and trimmed off any excess.
If your pine cone looks different than mine, or you’re having trouble doing this step, you can always use a small dab of super glue or hot glue to anchor the second end of your yarn.
Step 5. Continue with the rest of your pine cones, and display!
Continue wrapping each of your pine cones with the yarn you’ve chosen.
The more you do, the better you’ll get at the wrapping motion and knowing when there’s enough yarn.
Once they’re all finished and trimmed up, they’re ready to be put on display!
Pine cones just beg to be used in craft projects.
And the options are limitless; there are so many amazing pine cone projects out there.
These yarn-wrapped pine cones are a wonderful, simple pinecone craft because they are fast, easy, and can be made with any color of yarn or string you want.
Perfect for fall decor or the holiday season, or like we did here, use bright, happy colors for great spring decor!
Go get wrapping!
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