It’s getting to that time of year when there are lots of pinecones dropping from the trees and totally cluttering up the yard. What to do? How about using those little guys for a bit of crafty decor? Here are 7 fun pinecone craft ideas to use up some of those beautiful pinecones!
There are over 115 species of pine trees in the world. In the US alone, there are 35 different types of pine trees. This includes spruces, noble fir, sequoias, bristlecone pine, Scots pine and many more. That means there is a huge variety of pinecone shapes and sizes available depending upon where you live. A huge crafting opportunity!
Wax Covered Pine Cones from Suzys Sitcom
Did you know? There are both male and female pinecones. Male pinecones generally do not leave the tree. They are small and soft. The female pinecones are the ones you see laying about on the ground in the fall.
Pinecone Treat Jars from Club Chica Circle
The biggest pine cones are 8-16 inches long and can weigh up to 10 pounds. That is a heck of a pinecone! They come from the Coulter Pine, which is found in Southern California and Northern Baja Mexico. Would love to collect a few of those!
Scented Pinecone Centerpiece from Suzys Sitcom
Did you know? Sugar Pines create the longest pine cones. Their pinecones can be as long as 24 inches long!