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How to add Ribbon to Pinecones

Ribbon on Pinecones

On Monday, I baked my pinecones and on Tuesday I added some sugar and silver spice (post coming soon).

Last night I dressed them up!

Here’s what I used:

Drill / with drill bit

Eye Hooks

Awesome pinecones


Ribbon on Pinecones

I used a drill bit that was the same diameter as the threaded area on the hook.  Pre-drill the end of the pinecone, about half the distance of the threaded area of the screw.  Now you’re ready to add the hook.

Ribbon on Pinecones

I used an assortment of ribbons.  

I am in love with Peacocks.

Hopefully my tree will reflect that 🙂

I added bows,


Adding Ribbon to a Pinecone

Cut ribbon,

Adding Ribbon to a Pinecone

and I combined a bow and cut ribbon.

Adding Ribbon to a Pinecone

Pinecones are easy to please, they don’t mind what you add to them.

Adding Ribbon to a Pinecone

Apple Green, aqua and red!

Adding Ribbon to a Pinecone


Ribbon on Pinecones

They are just hanging around,

waiting to be taken to the store 🙂

How to add ribbon to pine cones

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  1. Love this post Debbie! This method looks a lot nicer then glueing the ribbons and bow to the pinecone. I’m going with this method and subscribing to your blog! Thanks

  2. where did you find that gorgeous peacock ribbon? I have to have some. There are all sizes of pine cones in my area. I will have to gather some. Thank you for sharing. Beautiful!!!

  3. I L O V E these! They remind me of being a little girl. I’m going to go search for pine cones tomorrow.

  4. so pretty! i love those bright fun colors!

  5. Well these are just too cute for words Debbie. I love the fun colorful ribbon you used. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. These are beautiful in person! I have never seen any this big and perfect! Your embellishments are just icing on the cone-cake 🙂 Fabulous!

  7. I love the colours you chose! Almost makes me want to switch up my decor this year…very pretty. The eye hooks make all the difference I think, great tip.
    Debbie 🙂

  8. Debbie, I can’t wait to glam up my pinecones. Leo picked up some really large ones from a neighbor’s yard. So glad you posted how to insert the eye hook. It’s going to be a pinecone Christmas around the cottage! Your pinecones are going to sell like hot cakes!

  9. What gorgeous pinecones! Love the peacock… I have a whole sack of great, large pinecones, I’m sending my husband downstairs with the drill and the pinecones.

  10. Your pinecones match your blog, which looks wonderful by the way.


  11. beautiful! I love the colors!!!

  12. Yay! Now that the Habitat room is done, I’m going to start working on stuff for the store. These’ll be perfect.

  13. you’ve got your pinecones all dressed up, I hope they have somewhere to go. 🙂 Love them! And am infatuated with your new blog look!!! 🙂

  14. look how fancy your pinecones are! love it!

  15. Oh my goodness, Debbie! They are gorgeous! I have to do this!!!

  16. I’m so happy you posted this. I’ve thought about doing this countless time and even collected some beautiful large LONG pinecones for the project and couldn’t begin to figure out how to fasten the ribbon on safely and gracefully! Your tip on baking them was also news to me. I hate sticky! Thanks Deb for this great idea and many others I’ve gleened from you along the way. Happy Holiday Season!

  17. I’m with you. I have a lot of pine cones and use all of them. Fir, Sugar Pine, you name it 🙂 Can’t wait to see your peacock tree. It will be stunning I’m sure!

  18. These are fabulous!! I love them.. and thank you for the pictures of how to attach the ribbon!!

  19. Ohhh. Glitter. Me like (:

    The peacock ribbon is fabulous!!

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