Paint Dipped Pine Cone Ornaments

Originally Posted on See Vanessa Craft on November 28th, 2012


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Hi Everyone!

I am Sarah and I blog over at Alderberry Hill. I am thrilled to be here today, thanks so much Vanessa for having me!

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial on how to make Paint Dipped Pine Cone Ornaments!

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Here are the materials needed:

Pine Cones, I like the large ones. I did purchase these as where I live we do not get pine cones of this size falling off of our trees! But I’m sure a lot of you may be able to get these in your local park or even in your back yard. You will just need to add some ribbon for your hanger.

Paint of your color choice, I chose a subtle but contrasting cream color paint.

Glitter of your color choice.

Decorative ribbon for that Christmas touch.

A small crafters paint brush.


So here are my two pine cones bare as can be.

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I simply removed the lid from the paint and dipped my pine cone until it was submerged in the paint can about half way.


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Here is it all coated, let all excess paint drip off. Here is where the paint brush comes in handy. I used the paint brush to get in all the little groves where there were heavy amounts of paint and brushed the paint in a downward motion to allow for the excess paint to drip off. The paint I used was very thick so it really stuck to the pine cone well.

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Once you have removed the excess paint, sprinkle the glitter over the painted portion of the pine cone while the paint is still wet.

And then hang to dry making sure you have placed something underneath just in case you may have more paint dripping.


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Tie a festive ribbon to the top, I think for this ornament less is more.

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And here they are all completed.


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These will definitely fit beautifully on my Country Christmas Tree that is in my den.

And they are super simple to make too!

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Here’s a tip: I rested a bamboo pole I had lying around from my craft counter to my storage dresser  and hung the pine cones from the pole to dry!

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Thanks again Vanessa for having me, it’s been fun!

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Be sure to pop on over to Alderberry Hill, (or visit my Facebook page) I have a ton of Christmas crafts going on right now.

As well I`d love for you to link your latest projects to Make the Scene Monday – it`s live every Sunday evening!

In the meantime, check out a couple of my popular Christmas Crafts from last year.

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Glass Christmas Trees

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Matchbox Advent Calendar

Happy Christmas Crafting!


  1. Oh the pinecone looks o pretty!!

  2. you are featured over on :(

  3. I just love crafts with pine cones. That’s the first “medium” I crafted with as a kid. I can remember gluing glitter and bobbles, tying ribbons and fabric ruffles. These dipped and glittered are really great! Thanks for sharing them with us :)
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  4. Aw I love these crafts! I would love to add glitter to them! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings!

  5. Cute, cute, cuteness!!!!! :) I love these!!!
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  6. I love the 1/2 n 1/2 treatment, you can still see the natural beauty of the pine cone, and then it’s like it has donned its party clothes! Thanks for a new & different idea! So pretty!
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  7. So fun! I need to add this to my to-do list for next year!
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  8. Love these and you make so easy!
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  9. great diy! xo
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  10. Oh I’m so glad you linked up today because the dipped pine cones and all these crafty ideas are fab!! Merry Christmas!
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  11. The pinecones are gorgeous!! Please considering sharing them with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!
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  12. Soooo cute! Hi! I’m your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin’ that you’d hop on by my blog and follow me back!!

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  13. These pinecones are very pretty. I like that addition of the ribbon. Visiting from Super Link.
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  14. These are extra cute!

  15. I love your blog! We have tons of pinecones and even more cans of paint! I am going to try this!

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  16. Another great idea! Thanks for sharing it on Eco Kids. This blog is gorgeous. I’m following now.
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  17. These would be great at any time of the year.
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  18. You know, I really like the pinecones! I’ve been trying to find an easy, and cheap homemade ornament to make…I think this is the winner!

    Thanks for posting this,

  19. I’ve been wanting to try this! Yours turned out gorgeous!
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  20. So so cute! And easy, definitely need to try this one :)
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  21. I love such a simple craft that turns out to have so much wow factor!
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  22. They are lovely!
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  23. These are sweet and simple and I have a TON of pinecones in my yard… not sure why I haven’t already done this – but it’s on my list to do ;-)
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  24. what a great idea, they look beautiful Thank you for sharing at the blog hop xo
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  25. This is such a cool craft – I can see so many different possibilities with this one.
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  26. I really like these! I am featuring them at

  27. Your pine cones turned out lovely! I tried spray painting some in neon pink, blue and green, but they turned into yucky colors when they dried. This method looks so much nicer :))

    Thanks for sharing your posts with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

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  28. Very cute Sarah! I love these!
    The ribbon also adds a nice touch!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  29. Sarah, the paint really gives the pine cones a vintage look. Glitter makes everything sparkle. Including us, lol! Thanks for sharing with ‘Creating Christmas’.
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  30. I’m featuring this a
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  31. Gorgeous! I love the addition of the crystal snow!
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  32. Hi! Just wanted to let you know this project is being featured in my Christmas round-up post. Thanks for linking to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. See you next year :o) This feature link will be live Friday morning US time.
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  33. Hey! I featured you on my Make Something Monday link party today! Hope you’ll come be again this week!

    ~ Sarah

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