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Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.There are so many craft projects out there that I’d like to sink my teeth into this fall. But time and resources have either slowed me down or restricted my options. When that happens, I always turn to my trusty stash of pinecones 🙂  I have plenty of them and – some might say – far too many. In fact, when thinking about what to call this blog back when it was just a gleam in my eye, ‘pretty pinecones’ or some such incarnation came to mind. This is because I’ve always had a real love for pinecones. And even while my home style tastes evolve and change, my love for pinecones never seems to abate.

I’d say pinecones have a lot going for them: they bring the outdoors in (check), they inject a bit of rusticity into the home (check), their size make them easy to incorporate (check), they are all-season décor items (check), they can be used for all kinds of craft projects or displayed simply in a grouping (check), and they are inexpensive (check, check!).

In thinking about how to incorporate pinecones into my fall décor this year, I wanted to mix it up by injecting a bit of fun and flair. Yarn-wrapped pinecones were the result. I first came across this idea over at the home blog Family Chic which I featured in a round-up post ’15 No-Knit Yarn Crafts.’  Easy and relaxing, this craft takes hardly any effort and can be done even when you have limited time and resources.

All you need are two materials:

yarn-wrapped pinecones - materials needed

This project requires only yarn and pinecones and a little time and patience. No glue gun is necessary. Simply take any colour yarn and begin wrapping your pinecones, starting at the base and working your way to the top.

For best results, choose pinecones that are visually balanced and even. No pinecone is perfect, but try to select the prettiest ones. Also, the thicker the yarn, the faster the project will go. If it’s too thick, however, you may have trouble getting it into the grooves, so experiment with a couple of different thicknesses before committing to any particular yarn. Yarn sizes 4-6 will likely be safe for most sizes of pinecones.

I am pretty happy with the results. But I’m still undecided on the placement of my pinecones. Here are a few looks that I am currently playing with:

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

This was a fun project to do and I am loving the results. My fall décor already feels a bit more fresh and modern with the addition of these sweet little yarn-wrapped pinecones. (I’ll be posting a fall home tour very soon so you’ll get to see my decision on the final placement of these little guys then).

In the meantime, I hope you give this craft project a try this season!

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

These modern, yarn-wrapped pinecones are a great way to inject some colour into your fall decor this year. A fun and easy project to share with the kids.

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  • Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
    September 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    These are adorable, I love them and I love the fact that they are simple to do and create such impact, excellent!

    • Jelica
      September 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks Laurie. I had fun picking out the colours, setting up in front of the TV and just wrapping-away! It was a really relaxing way to spend an evening 🙂

  • Lindsey
    October 1, 2015 at 12:38 am

    These are so darling, hope you don’t mind but I included it on a family diy roundup on my blog! I linked directly to the post–you can see it here http://www.lindseycrafterblog.com/2015/09/fall-finds-for-family.html

    Love your blog and projects!
    Cheers,
    Lindsey Crafter

    • Jelica
      October 1, 2015 at 6:01 am

      Hi Lindsey,
      You’re so sweet. I don’t mind at all. It’s such an easy craft and, I have to say, incredibly relaxing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Dylana
    October 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I love these. I have a large pine tree outside my kitchen window. Will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jelica
      October 9, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks very much! It’s an easy craft to do and the colour possibilities are endless. It’s great that you have a pine tree nearby. Hope you do give this craft a try 🙂

  • Angie @ ambient wares
    July 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Yep! My kind of project. Looooove!

    • Jelica
      July 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Awww – thanks Angie 🙂

  • Carol
    October 17, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Such a simple idea and I love the look! Thanks for inspiring me! Pinned and shared.

  • Linda at Mixed Kreations
    December 6, 2016 at 6:24 am

    These are too cute! I have seen so many pine cone craft projects floating around, but this is the first that I’ve seen like these. So simple, yet makes an impact. The pine cone with the white yard makes me think of a pine cone covered with snow.