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Hang on and I’ll share just how frugal these easy pine cone door hangers can be for you to make. Plus, your kids can help you make them! And if you love glitter as much as I do, then you are really going to love these easy pine cone door hangers!
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Fall Pine Cone Door Hangers
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! It makes me want to bake, decorate and craft all at the same time! I see a pumpkin and all of a sudden I need a Pumpkin Spice Latte in my hand while I dump a bunch of copper colored glitter all over a rock covered in Mod Podge!
Last fall I made a whole bunch of glittered pine cones for a Thankful Tea Party that I hosted for a bunch of women who were very dear to my heart. I saved the pine cones (thank goodness) and this year I decided I wanted to use them to create easy pine cone door hangers for my double front doors.
Double Door Decoration Struggle
I struggle with how to decorate my front doors because there are two of them – yep, I have double doors. It’s hard to figure out what I should put on them as seasonal decor. I feel like I need two of every decoration and that drives me crazy. Especially when I want to make a wreath and know that I have to make two of them.
I’ll let you in on a little secret, if you think I’m obsessed with glitter, you are totally right, but I also have an obsession with wreaths as well. Call me crazy, but it’s true. When I see an adorable wreath on Pinterest, or hanging on my neighbors’ front door, I get super excited!
Almost immediately I get annoyed knowing that I’ll have to double my efforts in order to put them on my front doors. Knowing the pain it is to duplicate decor for my front door, I was pretty excited when I came up with this idea to make quick pine cone wall hangers.
A lot of the stuff I create and do is born out of necessity or because it’s quick, easy, and is made from things I have laying around my house already. I know you may not have all these things magically laying around your house, but I’ll give you a good idea on how to frugally locate the necessary items so that you can make these without having to spend a lot.
The supplies below are enough needed to make 2 door hangers. If you have only 1 door, you only need 10-12 pine cones.
Supplies Needed For Pine Cone Door Hangers
- 20-25 Pine Cones (Small, Medium and Large Sizes and Shapes) – I found mine in my neighborhood under a couple different pine trees so I could have different shapes and sizes. You can also buy pine cones at any craft store.
- Mod Podge Gluing Medium
- Foam Paint Brush
- White Glitter – Large Flakes and Super Fine Flakes
- 1in Brown and White Striped Craft Ribbon – 1 yard (For Decorative Bow)
- 1 1/2in Red Wired Craft Ribbon – 3 yards (For Roses)
- Glue Gun – I personally like the HOT temperature glue guns, I feel like they glue stuff in place better than the low temperature ones.
- Glue Sticks
- 2 Paper Plates
I personally like to find pine cones in varying sizes, but it’s up to you. Thankfully, right near my house we have a bunch of different pine trees and they each drop a different shape and size of pine cone!
Collect a bunch, at least 25 and head home! Wait, if you only have one front door, you only need about 12. I have double doors as my front door, so I have to make 2 of everything!
Also, please note that you don’t have to add the red ribbon roses – but they do add a nice touch. Your kids can help with this craft, but make sure they stay away from the glue gun. They would be great at helping you collect the pine cones and adding all the glitter!
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How To Make Pine Cone Door Hangers
Below are the steps you need to do in order to make easy pine cone door hangers.
Step 1 – Glue
Choose a pine cone and paint it heavily with a layer of Mod Podge. Mod Podge dries clear so don’t worry if it’s not perfect. I like a lot of glitter so I used a lot of Mod Podge. This is a great step to involve the kids!
Over a paper plate, sprinkle the large flaked glitter all over the pine cone and shake off the excess. Don’t worry if you don’t cover it completely.
Step 2 – Glitter
Sprinkle the super fine flake glitter all over the pine cone filling in all the spots missed with the large flakes. Cover it completely and shake off the excess. Set the pine cone aside to dry.
Step 3 – Repeat
Repeat the above steps for all the pine cones.
Step 4 – Twine
While the pine cones are drying, cut twine 28 inches long. Cut as many twine pieces as you have pine cones for.
Step 5 – Ribbon
Cut your brown and white striped craft ribbon in half into two equal strips (this ribbon is for the decorative bow).
Step 6 – Cut
While you wait for the pine cones to finish drying, you can make the roses. Plug in your glue gun. Cut two 8″ strips of red wired craft ribbon – these are for the roses that go on the bow. Cut eight 6″ strips of red wired craft ribbon – these are for the roses that go on the pine cones.
Step 7 – Roses
Take one of the 8″ strips of red wired craft ribbon and fold one of the ends into each other and begin wrapping it around the center. Twist the ribbon as you go and continue wrapping it around the center to make the form of a flower.
Place a small dot of glue on the side as you are wrapping around the edge to glue the flower in place. Continue wrapping, twisting, and gluing until you have used all the ribbon. When you reach the end you will glue the ends around the back of the flower to finish it off.
Make all 10 roses and set aside. Each of them will look a little different and be a little different in size, which is ok!
Step 8 – Glue Again
After all the pine cones are dry and covered with glitter select a larger one and turn it upside down so that the tip is pointing down. Find a small spot where one of the scales of the cone is open and squeeze in some glue.
Take a piece of cut twine and secure one end it into the glue, this will hang your pine cone. Make sure you have enough glue to keep the twine secure.
Add twine to all of your pine cones.
Step 9 – Divide
Divide your twined pine cones into two equal piles of number and sizes.
Step 10 – Arrange
Start with one pile. One by one pick up a twined pine cone and start arranging them, holding them by the twine.
Step 11 – Tie
After all have been arranged nicely, tie a knot with all the twine at about a yard in length, or as long as you want them to be. The knot is how they will hang on your door, so you pick the length. After you tie off the knot, and are happy with the length, trim the extra twine ends.
Step 12 – Repeat
Assemble the second set of pine cones and repeat the above step, making sure they equal in length so they look good hanging next to each other on double doors.
CRAFTING TIP: I hung my pine cone sets on hooks next to each other and assembled them while they were hanging. This helped me know exactly what they would look like when they were finished, and I also made sure they will even in length.
Step 13 – Bow
Take your brown and white striped craft ribbon and tie a bow around the twine and slide the bow downward towards the cones to where they are almost touching the top cone of one of the sets of pine cones. Repeat with the other set.
Step 14 – Glue Roses
Take one of the 8″ roses and glue it right in the middle of the bow. Repeat with the other set.
Take four remaining roses and glue them on the top of 4 of the bigger pine cones in one of your sets. Repeat with the other set.
Go hang on your front door! Way to go!
Easier Than You Think
I promise these are easier than you think! You can also choose different colors of ribbon for your bow and roses if you’d like. You can also choose to not include the roses. It’s up to you!
In order to be as frugal as possible, I used the colors I already had at home. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to do fall crafts, just use what you already have!
There you have it! Easy pine cone door hangers that are fun and frugal to make with your kids! If you decide to make these, please snap a photo and tag me on my Facebook or Instagram! I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
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