crepe paper pine cones and branches

Pining for the Holidays

It’s always so much fun to make new decorations for the holiday season. Plus the more you craft, the more you will refine your techniques! We made our first pine cones back in 2014, so you can really see the change in how they look from then to now. 

These crepe paper pine cone branches would look gorgeous along a mantel with your other holiday decor. Or you can place them in a vase on your table to use as a simple Christmas centerpiece. One other option is to tie them to the top of a vertical ladder and hang some macrame ornaments around them — like we did in this video.

We would love to see how you decorate with your crepe paper pine cone branches! Be sure to share photos with us on our crafters community page or by using the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram.

Crafting tips: Be sure to twist each pine needle fringe tightly so that it holds. Also, using needle-nose tweezers to attach each scale to the egg (for the pine cone) makes it easier.

How to Make Crepe Paper Pinecone Branches

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our pattern below.
  2. Twist each long pine needle between your fingers. Make sure the twist is tight so that it will hold.
  3. Wrap a strip of pine around the tip of a thick stem wire; move down slightly as you wrap, then continue wrapping a second piece when finished with first.
  4. Wrap 3 inches of the stem wire with a strip of gold crepe paper, non-metallic side showing. Make 4 of these stem wires with pine.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.


crepe paper pine cones and long pine branch tutorial by Lia Griffith

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Love these crepe paper pine cone branches? Check out all of our Christmas crafts to see what else you can make! Or take a look at our other branch decor and pine cone projects.


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