Hanging pine cone ornaments

How To Hang Pine Cone Ornaments

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So, you’ve created your pine cone masterpieces.  You want to put them where people will see them.  But how to hang pine cones on your Christmas tree? And what about pines cones and garlands?  This tutorial is about how to hang pine cone ornaments.

How To Hang Pine Cones On Your Christmas Tree

These two ideas are so simple but so smart!

You don’t need to be a craft expert to do this; you can get your pine cones ready for hanging while you watch TV.  But don’t do the cup hook method just after you’ve had a manicure.

Preparing Your Pine Cone For Hanging

Supplies Needed

  • Cup hook
  • Pliers, if necessary

Step By Step Instructions

  • Push the cup hook into the base of the pine cone and twist it in.  Use pliers if necessary.
  • Some people like to pre-drill the hole, but it isn’t necessary.

Attaching Your Pine Cone To A Branch

Supplies Needed

Step By Step Instructions

  • Run some glue onto the bottom of your pine cone.
  • Push the side of the clothes peg onto the glue.
  • Allow the glue to dry.
  • Push the handle of the clothes peg to open and slide onto the tree branch.

How To Hang Pine Cones From Ribbon

How To Hang Pine Cones From Ribbon

This is a technique for making a pine cone door hanging, but it also shows how to hang pine cones from a ribbon.

To add these pine cone ribbons to your tree, don’t thread them through the napkin ring.  I would drape the middle of the ribbon over a tree branch.  If you’d like to have your pine cones hanging at different levels, wrap the ribbon once or twice around the branch so that the ribbon won’t slip.

Supplies Needed

Step By Step Instructions

  • Paint the napkin ring with the brown sugar shade of Americana paint.
  • Paint the tips of your pine cones with coordinating Americana colors.  The colors used in the video are silver, champagne, and chocolate.
  • Cut the ribbon into your desired lengths; different lengths will mean the pine cones don’t all hang at the same level.
  • Hot glue the stalk on top of your pine cone to the end of a piece of ribbon.
  • Press the glued area of the ribbon around the stalk for extra strength.
  • Thread your ribbon through the napkin ring.
  • Glue another pine cone to the other end of the ribbon.
  • Allow the glue to dry.
  • Create more pine cone ribbons.
  • Place the napkin ring on a garland door hanger.
  • Tie a bow with some leftover ribbon just under the napkin ring as a finishing touch.

How To Hang A Pine Cone Garland

This is so simple!

Supplies Needed

Step By Step Instructions

  • Twist the hook into your pine cone.
  • Thread the hook onto your ribbon.

How To Attach Pine Cones To A Garland

You have a nice bushy garland and you’d like to add some pine cones.  How to attach them to a garland?

Supplies Needed

Step By Step Instructions

  • Twist the hook into your pine cone.
  • Cut a small length of wire, depending on how thick your garland is.
  • Thread the wire through the hook on your pine cone.
  • Place the wire around the garland and twist it to secure it.
  • Cut off the excess wire if you wish.

The wire is green, so it won’t attract attention!

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