We had a few member requests to make new crepe paper pine cones this Christmas. So Meagan decided to take it one step further by creating these crepe paper pine cone branches. Our tutorial will show you how to make the branches and then attach the pine cones, so you can choose to decorate with them separately from one another if you would like.
When you’re ready to get started, check out our supplies list below. Then download the pattern at the end of the post.
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.
Skill level: Intermediate
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.
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- Craft Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- Curling Tool
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Tweezers
- Pastel Soft Art Sponge
- Steel Ball Shaping Tool
- Lia Griffith Extra-Fine Crepe Paper – Evergreen, Espresso, and Metallic Gold
- Floral Tape — Green
- 36mm Cotton Spun Eggs
- Bind Wire – Brown
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- PanPastel Artist Pastel – Burnt Sienna Shade 740.3
How to Make Crepe Paper Pinecone Branches
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download our pattern below.
- Twist each long pine needle between your fingers. Make sure the twist is tight so that it will hold.
- 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.
- 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.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.