Pine Cone Door Decoration

PIne Cone Door Decoration by

A front door wreath for winter is puzzling.  I couldn’t decide on something that would be suitable for this cold time of year, so my door has been plain until I was inspired to make a display of pine cones hung from blue satin ribbons.  I am thrilled with the result of this simple project.

Pinecone Door Decoration

The how-to is quite easy.  I drilled a small hole into the end of each pine cone and then inserted a screw eye.  I used eight pine cones that I picked up in North Carolina last fall.  In my area of Virginia, we don’t have pines that produce cones this large.  If I used cones from my area, I would have needed a lot more than eight cones.
How to Hang a Pinecone

I then threaded ribbon through the hook, varying the length, and knotted the end.  When I had four cones prepared, I draped the ribbon over the 3M hanger already on my door.


I varied the ribbon length of the final four cones to make a fairly symmetrical arrangement.

Pine Cone Door Decor

I then used wider blue ribbon to make a bow to camouflage the hanger.

Pine Cone Door Decor

It even looks pretty from the inside.

Pine Cones on Door

Happiness is a pretty door in January!


  1. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    What a perfectly lovely pine cone decor for your front door! Love it.

  2. That is such a great idea to perk things up after the holidays! Love the blue ribbon!


  3. Sarah, Three Boys says:

    I love it! I still need to take down our wreath from the holidays! This is perfect!

  4. kasthurirajam says:


  5. Henley on the Horn says:

    You did a beautiful job!

  6. Barb @ GritsandGlamour says:

    Simply….lovely! I created the same pinecone hanger but I used a plaid ribbon. I like your wintery blue.

  7. Allison Shops says:

    Great idea – I may have to try that next holiday season on the mailbox.
    Hope you’ll come see the picture wall I helped DD2 create in her home.


  8. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle says:

    Love it! I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  9. Step inside my home says:

    This is a darling and creative idea. It is such a welcome change to the “wreath on the door” look. Thanks for showing us how you created this stunning look! ~Susie

  10. Judy @ In His Grip says:

    So simple but yet elegant at the same time. Love it!

  11. Domestic Designer says:

    Looks Great!

  12. Keetha Broyles says:

    Very cute indeed!

    When we just moved in September, I THREW OUT two tall popcorn tins FULL of large pine cones like that! I was downsizing and they just had to go – – –

    Well, I didn’t just throw them away, I gave them to a friend who has an antique shop, so she could sell them in her shop in the tin.

    I think I’d like enough of them back to make something like that for our front door!

  13. Love it girl! This is perfect for the colder months! And love the blue satin ribbon.

  14. Kristens Creations says:

    Hi Paula, What a great idea for something different on a door after Christmas! Love it!

    I need to follow your fitness Fridays. I have got to start doing something before I get fat! I have never been that into exersizing but I think now is the time!

    Thanks for the inspiration! Kristen

  15. Kelly @ JAX does design says:

    The pine cones are a great alternative to a wreath. Inexpensive and easy to make – the perfect kind of project! 🙂

  16. Really Rainey says:

    Great little project for the grandkids too! I really love it!


  17. Heather @ The Black's Best says:

    Great idea. This is something I might use to get rid of all those scented pinecones leftover from Christmas.

  18. That’s really pretty Paula!

  19. Nanniepannie says:

    Looks great,and the blue ribbon says winter to me. I love the idea of using natural things when you can. I’m visiting by way of Met Monday, come see me sometime.

  20. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says:

    Fun idea, it turned out great:@)

  21. Southern Lady says:

    I love it! What a great idea! We have pinecones like that all over the place around here! Carla

  22. FrouFrouBritches says:

    That is gorgeous! I never would’ve thought to use pine cones hanging like that. I love it and the blue ribbon you picked is very pretty too!

  23. Miss Char says:

    Paula, what a great idea…simple yet so pretty on the front door. You amaze me girl!

  24. ShannonPinNOLA says:

    What a beautiful, simple, elegant, creative idea. We don’t have large pine cones here either, but I sure want to find some now. Just perfect!

  25. Very cute, I love how you used a bright blue ribbon too!

  26. Paula, this is adorable! What a great idea–it’s just right for the season and so cheerful! Thanks for sharing your good idea with us!

  27. tales from an oc cottage says:

    How cute! And I love the color of the ribbon!!!

    m ^..^

  28. I love it! So pretty and wintery!

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  30. Rambling Girl says:

    Simply cute! After our ice storm last week we had a few big branches of pine tree limbs break and has some rather large pine cones. I might have to make one for my back door. I have three doors and I only have a wreath on the front.

  31. very merry vintage style says:

    Really pretty. The screws are a great idea. Love the blue ribbon… so cheery!

  32. Donna~One Simple Country Girl says:

    Hello fellow Virginian! I am in the southwest corner of the state. About 30 minutes from the West Virginia border, 45 minutes from the Kentucky border, and about an hour from the Tennessee border. Love your pine cone “wreath”. I may have to borrow this idea!

  33. looks so pretty with the blue ribbon-i’ll have to remember this next year and have the kids gather pinecones for me 🙂

  34. That looks great! Love the blue 🙂

  35. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I love this, Paula, b/c it’s so different than a lot of the other front door decorations that I’ve seen here and there! The ribbon is the perfect touch for winter–a nice pop of color. 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to my party. 🙂

  36. Those are so beautiful!!!! I love your creative solution! 😀

    Winter can be tough to do front door decorations with…I went ahead and put up a Valentine themed door heart. 😀

    Love your idea though…I love the blue with the natural pine cones combined! Very pretty!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy

  37. It’s a treat to have a door decoration after Christmas and before Valentine or Mardi Gras. Thank you for the photos.

    Loved the idea so much I copied it. My pinecones are so small – but Im going to gather up the large ones when they fall and save them.

    I love your ideas.


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