How to Make Quick and Easy Pine Cone Picks

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Pine cone picks are an easy way to include pine cones in your festive wreaths and flower arranging. Here we show you how to make them in literally a flash.

What you Need to Make Pine Cone Picks

Pine Cones. I collected these pine cones myself and left them in a warm place to thoroughly dry and open. You can easily substitute the pine cones with nuts, seed heads or even baubles to make other versions of decorative picks.

Sticks. I used spent reed diffuser reeds to make my pine cone picks, leftover from my homemade reed diffusers. Although the stems are thoroughly dried, they still carry some scent.

Glue. I used Bostik Fix and Flash. If you can't find it where you live I would suggest using a glue gun instead.

Making Pine Cone Picks.

Apply the Fix and Flash glue to the pine cone.

Position the stick in place and hold for 3 seconds.

Then shine the LED light at the glue for fifteen seconds to bond.

And that’s it. No waiting, trying to hold things in position while the glue dries. Just twenty seconds to make each pine cone pick.

I love crafting with natural elements. They’re free, sustainable and a lovely way to bring a touch of nature into your home. For another beautiful way to use pine cones in your decor check out our stunning Acorn and Pinecone Wreath.

I’ve used pinecones, acorns and conkers for my fall wreath, but you can use just one element such as pinecones or any autumn nuts, seed heads or dried fruit available to you.

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Suggested materials:
  • Pine cones
  • Sticks
  • Glue or glue gun
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  • Amy Aube Amy Aube on Feb 21, 2022

    Thank you for sharing your idea.I too have been using natural elements in decorating for decades and formed a business around it. If you have saved diffusers to use it is an economic idea, most of us do not. I have found that picks just glued to the end of the cone not strong enough for most pieces I create, they break off to easily. I drill a small hole in the end of the pine cone, small enough that the sticks you use will almost stay in by themselves.( it doesn't take very long to drill several dozen at a time.) I Then add the glue, I've used both wood glue, and E6000 with success . It is worth the extra effort, especially if you intend to sell or gift your creations.

    Happy crafting. icon

    • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Feb 21, 2022

      Thanks for the tips Amy - I'll give drilling a go next time I'm having a play with pine cones :)