A Pinecone Christmas ~ DIY Ornaments ~ #HomeForChristmas

Pinecones and buffalo check have been my inspiration this Christmas season, buffalo check because, buffalo check! And pinecones because they are so darn cute! I think I have every type of pinecone there is in my decor stash... huge sugar pinecones, tiny little baby ones, faux pinecones, mercury glass pinecones and even a set of 4 ornamental pinecones off of an antique bed, and that brings me to my real inspiration... I wanted to use these gorgeous wooden pinecones on my mantel this year...
You'll have to wait to see the mantel, that's a post for another day... but in styling the mantel with pinecones, I found I needed a contrasting colour to pop off of the greenery. And that need for contrast has brought me to this DIY tutorial...

Styrofoam eggs... who knew?
This simple styrofoam egg will complete my mantel this year... and has ended up being one of my favourite DIY projects to date! Let me show what I mean.
Let me just say that this little project has so many uses, I will be using them on my mantel as stated above... but I see these as hostess gifts, name tag holders on a beautiful table scape, Christmas tree ornaments, make your gifts a little more special with these cuties! Really, I could do a whole post just telling you all of the potential! And, I've used vintage music sheets to make mine... you could use your favourite colours, all white, all black, again sky is the limit, seriously... I could do a whole post, so many possibilities!
This is all I used to make that little faux pinecone above... so easy!


Styrofoam eggs multi-pack (Michael's) I used varying sizes and made 10 in all.

1 1/2 square punch (Michael's) - I used this size for each pinecone and loved the way each one turned out.

Any paper that you love, I used vintage music sheets. (obsessed much)

Glue gun and glue sticks.


Any decorative ribbon (optional).
1. Cut out a lot of squares with your square punch.

2. Dog ear or fold down one corner of your square.

3. Fold down second corner to make a point.

4. Dot some glue on your folded paper.

5. At the top of the egg (the skinny top) glue your pointed paper down, make sure your pointed tip will meet the other pointed tip on the second piece you glue down.

6. Glue your second piece down, make sure tips are touching and are at the very top of the skinny part of the egg, don't worry if you goof up, just gently peel them off and start over, this project is very forgiving.
You can finish off the bottom however you'd like, I chose to add some ribbon, an option for you to hang it from the Christmas tree if you want. I also did not fuss and try to make these pinecones perfect, it really adds to the character if they aren't perfect... just like everything else in life!
Not perfect, but completely adorable!
And then I had fun playing... really, I am becoming obsessed with these and the potential they have, pop on over to the blog where I share more fun ways to use these music sheet pinecones! And, at the end of the blog post... a bonus, over a 100 inspirational DIY Christmas ideas!!!!

Follow along with the hashtag # HomeForChristmas on your Social media, so much fun!
Laurie @ Vinyet Etc
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Dec 15, 2015
    I find my glue gun melts styrofoam. Can you use pins or do you have the glue on low temp? Thanks!

  • Wendy Reaman Wendy Reaman on Oct 20, 2016
    Where did you get the old music sheet from?? Thanks Wendy new to crafting

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  • Corvina Corvina on Nov 26, 2019

    Excellent instructions! Thank you! ☺️

  • 17335038 17335038 on Dec 11, 2021

    Sequin pins, (see questions above) also referred to as applique pins, are shorter (1/2inch) than regular stick pins. They are available in silver and gold, and in different brands. Dritz come in reusable containers with a snap lid.