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rustic pine cone garland

rustic pinecone garland

A lovely, easy, and rustic project at the 2013 Christmas Craft Party was this pine cone garland.

13 feet each

I found the rope at Home Depot. A 50-foot package costs about $8 and is enough for 4 garlands.

We don’t have many pine trees in the desert, so I purchased the pine cones at Hobby Lobby and Micheal’s. That is also where I found the thin jewelry wire used to attach the pine cones to the rope and the ribbon and bells used for decoration.

garland closeup

Pine Cone Garland


Rope, cut into 13-foot long pieces
10 pine cones
2 large bells
24 gauge jewelry wire in black or brown
Wire cutters and scissors
Twelve 12-inch lengths of ribbon; burlap is a nice rustic ribbon to use

8 inch wire

Use wire cutters to cut twelve 8-inch lengths of wire.

around top of pinecone

Use 1 piece of wire to wrap around the top portion of each pine cone.

twist tightly

Twist to tighten around the pine cone.

attach to rope

Attach the pine cones to the rope at about 12-inch intervals down the length of the rope.

behind pinecone

Wrap the ribbon around the rope at each pine cone.


Tie a simple knot around the rope, to hide the wire at the top of each pine cone.

every 12 inches

Use all one color of ribbon, or alternate colors, as desired.

side view pine cone garland

Attach a bell at each end of the rope with more wire and add the last two lengths of burlap ribbon at the top of each bell. (I guess I hadn’t added the ribbon before I snapped these photos, oops!)

outdoor garland

Drape on a mantle, over a window or door, and enjoy.

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1 Bonnie { 12.12.13 at 8:42 AM }

If you ever need pine cones, let me know. We have lots in our back yard!
Merry Christmas to you and your family,

2 Peggy { 12.12.13 at 8:46 AM }

I wish I had made one of these. Oh well, I love my JOY jars just as much!!

3 Tram Mai { 12.12.13 at 9:16 AM }

I LOVE my rustic pine cone garland!!! So pretty, chic and simple! 🙂

4 Marissa { 12.12.13 at 11:08 AM }

This is so cute! I want one of these too!

5 Linda Hopkins { 12.12.13 at 12:07 PM }

oooh, Bonnie, I might take you up on that in the near future! Tram, so happy you love yours. Peggy, you can still come on over and make one, and Marissa – of course you do! xoox

6 Rita { 12.12.13 at 8:40 PM }

we have lots of pine cones, too! You are always welcome to harvest!

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