Easy Pine Cone Wall Hanging

If you are visiting from Instagram, you may already know that I have collaborated with 7 of my bestest blogging buddies to bring to you #FABFALLFEST, a weekly fall themed hashtag party-starting today, which will lead up to fab fall tours on all 8 of our blogs!

So I’m just going to go right on out and say it . . . I LOVE FALL!  and do you know what I love even more than fall?  Free Decor!  Or . . . natural . . .decor . . .Yes!  Using natural elements to decorate my home.  So in honor of our first annual #FABFALLFEST’s week 1 theme, wall decor (which could be wreaths, printables, chalkboards or signs), I’m going to show you how I made an easy-peasy and free, pine cone wall hanging to use on our front door.

Similar to the no weave wall hanging that I made for my daughter’s room, this wall hanging is super easy and will not take you much time at all.

Gather your materials:

  • 5-Pine cones (from your backyard, local park, or purchase them – -the cinnamon scented ones would be divine!)
  • 1-Interesting looking stick, you know not a plain one, so it looks rustic
  • String or Twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun and glue sticks (not pictured)
  • Nail Polish or Craft Paint (color of your choice)

Easy Pine Cone Wall Hanging

Last year I gathered a plethora of pine cones and debugged them to prevent this from happening again.


Place freshly gathered pine cones on a foil lined baking sheet, at 200 degrees for an hour to rid them of critters, it also helps to harden sap, so it’s not all sticky and messy.

Easy Pine Cone Wall Hanging

Once cool, paint the edges of your pine cones . . .

Easy Pine Cone Wall Hanging

And the edges of your stick and let dry.

Easy Pine Cone Wall Hanging

Cut 5 pieces of string.  1 long, 2 medium, and 2 small (actual length depends on preference).

Make a loop and tie knots at the end of each string loop.

Decide on an arrangement for your pine cones. I placed mine in a “V” shape.

Squeeze a drop of hot glue to the ends of each pine cone and carefully place knot into the glue drop and press lightly.

Wrap loop partially around your stick and pull the pine cones through each loop, creating a knot. Adjust lengths if necessary.

Tie an additional piece of string securely onto the stick to hang.

And although I created mine for the front door, it could also be used indoors as well to create a cozy little fall vignette.

So what do you think friends?  I’m kind of smitten with it!

Be sure to visit my co-hosts to find other fall wall decor inspo:
Behind the Big Green Door: DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
Mona Lisaa Styles: HELLO FALL! Chalkboard Wall

Until next time,

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  1. Alaya
    September 1, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Wow how cute! What a great idea! Def giving this a try!

    • Carli A
      September 1, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      Thank you Alaya! And you can't beat FREE 🙂

  2. The Home I Create
    September 5, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Such a fun DIY! Love how it looks on your door!

    • Carli A
      September 8, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you Linda! Could probably pull something like this off with the kids too to maybe hang outside 😊

    • Carli A
      September 8, 2016 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you Linda! Could probably pull something like this off with the kids too to maybe hang outside 😊

  3. Erin Marshall
    September 6, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I love this Carli! So cute. I love the gold detail. And I never thought about critters!

    • Carli A
      September 8, 2016 / 5:32 pm

      haha! I bet you will now (Critters) lol, Thanks Erin!

  4. Andrea @ Decorating Cents
    September 7, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    So easy and I love the color of your front door!

    • Carli A
      September 8, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thank you Andrea! I love little projects like this!

  5. Kimclark
    September 17, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    That's a great idea!Love how it looks on your door!Thanks for sharing.

  6. Alan C. Brown
    September 18, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    It looks so good Carli. I will make it for my kids, i bet they are excited to see them in our house.Thanks for your easy steps!

  7. Kevin E. Brown
    September 18, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Love the idea. It's simple, easy to make but it really works. Look how beautiful the project turned out. Thanks for sharing

  8. Ana
    October 2, 2016 / 8:11 am

    It's worth giving a try since the instruction looks easy to follow. Your post deserves a million of thumbs up, Carli. Love it so much!

  9. Ana
    October 2, 2016 / 10:41 am

    What a lovely idea. I really like it.

  10. Laura
    October 10, 2016 / 4:36 am

    Great idea for wall hanging, it looks so cool, i like pine cone and thanks a lot for your detailed instructions.

    • Carli A
      February 6, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you! Glad you like it!

  11. Maria
    February 6, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Love your idea, Carli. It is easy to make but I haven't think about this before. I will try this for my kids now.

    • Carli A
      February 6, 2017 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you Maria, such an easy lil DIY🙂

  12. Car Care Total
    March 23, 2017 / 6:36 am

    Pine cone is looking fabulous on the wall and home looks beautiful.

  13. stacy johnna
    December 1, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Look like an amazing DIY craft idea which suits every type of home.

  14. Denise k
    September 1, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    That’s so pretty!

    • madebycarli
      September 4, 2020 / 11:41 am

      Thank you Denise! I just love easy, thinking outside of the box decor!

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