This simple pinecone snowflake wreath is the perfect snowy season decoration. Use it to dress up your home from Christmas until Valentine’s Day. (Seriously, it’s perfect for all the cold weather months!) Learn how to make this easy pinecone snowflake wreath today!
I love pinecone decorations! They are easy to make and bring a touch of nature indoors.
Plus pinecones are a cheap craft supply… they can even be collected for free if you have a tree in your yard or a public park nearby.
There was a HUGE pine tree growing outside the patio of my very first apartment. I used to collect the fallen pinecones and glue them onto bent wire hangers to make Christmas wreaths for my friends.
My crafting skills have improved since those coat-hanger wreath days, but I still have the same love for free pinecones!
(Full disclosure: I’ve been known to walk my dog with a plastic bag in my pocket specifically for collecting pinecones!)
Tip: Learn to how to prepare pine cones to eliminate creepy-crawlies, dirt and mold before making these crafts or decorating with pine cones.
This year I wanted to create a beautiful pinecone snowflake wreath that could hang on my front pouch all through the winter. I love the unique shape and like that it lasts for months!
I’ve seen similar wreaths in my favorite decorating magazines but could never find a great instructions for making my own wreath. Heck, I’ve never even found a pinecone snowflake wreath for sale!
Let It Snow
I gathered my favorite pinecones, put on my thinking hat, and created this beautiful wreath. I hope you love it as much as I do!
You should also check out my easy pinecone garland, they make the perfect porch decorating pair!
Have lots of pine cones to use? Check out these easy pine cone holiday decorations!
Pinecone Snowflake Wreath Supplies
• 9 Wooden Paint Stir Sticks
• 18-inch wire wreath form
• Hot Glue and Glue Gun
•90-100 Long Pinecones* (prepared for crafts)
• White Spray Paint or Artificial Snow Spray (optional)
Note: *Long, slender pinecones work best for this pinecone snowflake wreath. I am using Eastern White Pine (Pinus Stobus) pinecones I picked up in my yard.
Pinecone Snowflake Wreath Instructions
- Turn the wreath form into a snowflake shaped base by weaving six (6) wooden paint stirrers through the edges. Secure with hot glue if necessary.
- Cut the three (3) remaining stir sticks in half. Lay cut stir sticks in the center of the wreath on top of stirrers to form a hexagon. Secure with hot glue.
- Glue a pinecone to the top of each stirrer so the end points out. Glue pinecones to the wire frame between each stirrer and the center hexagon. Leave stir sticks uncovered, as shown.
- Add two (2) pinecones to each stirrer, one pointing out and one pointing in. The point of each pinecone should rest on the first layer of pinecones, tilting slightly upward.
- Cut remaining pinecones into tops (about 2-3 inches long) and flower shaped florets. Use glue to hold together, if necessary.
- Use pinecone tops and florets in place to fill in any gaps, gluing into place. (I added three top to each joint of the inner hexagon, two to each arm of the snowflake, and the florets randomly around the entire wreath.)
- Optional – Spray the wreath with several coats of spray paint or artificial snow for a white pinecone wreath. Enjoy!
I love hanging this rustic pinecone snowflake wreath with my pinecone garland.
Even More Pinecone Decoration
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Hi I love this wreath. I collected a bunch of the long pinecones last year not knowing what I was gonna do with them. I came across your post I had saved and that was IT. Anyway I have a question. Which size paint sticks did you use? They also have these really big ones. Thank you so much
I used standard size but you could use larger ones and make a huge wreath!
Miss living in South Carolina with all the long pine cones. We live in southern Utah lots of pine trees in the backyard but they are your run of the mill regular pines cones.
Thank you so much for this tutorial! My son and I gathered cones outside together, prepared and baked them via your method, and I just finished creating my wreath last night. It’s beautiful! And the paint stirrers and popsicle sticks (for the center hexagon) were genius. Thank you for this excellent guide! We live in the Northeast (PA) and we’re able to find at least five pine cone varieties just in our neighborhood.
Thanks, Tiffany ! We used to live in Washington state and I miss the abundance of pinecones. You’re lucky to have so many!
What region of the USA has these long thin pinevonrd? I’m a South Georgia girl and our pine cones make perfect Christmas Trees if the bottom is flat. Of we flatten what Mother nature didn’t. 😍. So all I have to work with are the large stout ones and we also have the miniature ones. I don’t think I’ve seen any long narrror ones in our area. Thanks
I’ve found them in the Northeast, Northwest and Midwest. Check out this PDF of native Georgia trees, it shows several “long” cone bearing trees that grow in your region. I bet the minerature ones would also make a lovely snowflake wreath. Hope this helps! -Bren
Love it going out to the woods today and pick up supplies 🎄 thanks for posting this 🦋