Pinecone Holiday

Olivera Bratich

'Tis the season for pinecones, so why not make use of them? Using basic craft supplies, kids can create festive trees to decorate the house or give as gifts. With a bag of pinecones, the family can make an entire forest!


  • Pinecone
  • Small pom-poms or beads
  • Tacky glue
  • Decoupage glue (e.g. Mod Podge)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Clear, white or green glitter
  • Paint brush
  • Jar lid or empty spool


1. Use a paintbrush to add a thin layer of decoupage glue to tips of pinecone.

2. Sprinkle glitter generously over the pinecone tips while glue is still wet. Let dry.

3. While glue is drying, decorate the spool or jar lid that will be the base of your pinecone tree. Use paint, glitter or colorful ribbon to coordinate the base with the tree.

4. Use tacky glue to add pom-poms or beads to the pinecone. Spread out your "ornaments" around all sides of the pinecone.

5. When finished, attach the pinecone to the base using a hot glue gun. (This final step is for adults or older children only!)


OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 100 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 1-8 p.m., weekdays except Tuesdays when they're closed, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to or call 614-447-3445.