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.
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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Can you please tell me if the SVG file has been updated for the 36mm eggs?
Hi Cynthia! The SVG file was always correct — we just mislabeled the size of the eggs!
Thank you. Given she actually used 36MM eggs, I’ll try increasing the pattern by about 1.7x and see how that goes. Thanks for supplying the math! I should have been able to figure that out myself!
Wait! I am so happy you sent a message. There was an error on the egg size. I know Meagan updated it, so do the math for the new size and it will work! 😉
Are you sure about using a 12mm egg? On the pictures it seems to be a larger one. 12mm is very small, I think.
Thank you for catching this mistype! We used the 36mm eggs. 🙂
I don’t have any spun eggs but have various sizes of the spunballs, could you recommend a size I could roll to turn more egg shaped? Or any other alternatives icould use thank you xx
Yes, you could use an 8, 10 or 12mm spun ball.
I have 60mm spin cotton eggs I’d like to use to make larger pinecones. Do you have a recommendation for how much larger to increase the SVG for the pinecone elements?
Since she used a 12mm egg, I divided 60 by 12 and came up with 5x larger for the jumbo pine cones.
I love the way the photo instructions look very nice
Thank you! I’m happy to hear you like the new format!