DIY Pinecone and Felt Garland for a Cozy Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day approaches, why not infuse a touch of nature and handmade charm into your home with a delightful pinecone and felt garland? This simple yet heartwarming DIY project not only celebrates the season of love but also invites the pleasure of venturing outdoors to gather pinecones. Follow along as we guide you through the steps of creating a beautiful garland that adds a rustic and romantic flair to your Valentine's Day decor.

In the following steps, we will guide you through the process of collecting fallen pinecones and creating red felt heart. This garland can be displayed in your home or garden, serving as a daily reminder of the beauty of gratitude and the richness of your life.

Materials you will need

  • Pinecones (gathered from your backyard or local park)
  • Felt sheets in Valentine's Day colors (red, pink, and white)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Optional: Acrylic paint and paintbrush for decorating pinecones


Step 1: Pinecone Gathering Adventure
Start your crafting journey with a refreshing outdoor activity. Take a stroll in your local area or venture into nature to collect pinecones. The act of gathering these natural treasures not only adds a personal touch to your project but also allows you to connect with the beauty of the outdoors.

Step 2: Preparing the Pinecones
Once you've collected a handful of pinecones, inspect them for any debris or dirt. You can find our pro tip how to clean pineconeshere.

Optionally, you can paint the tips of the pinecones with acrylic paint in festive colors to enhance their visual appeal. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step 3: Cutting Felt Hearts & Sewing
While the pinecones dry, cut heart shapes from the felt sheets. Mix and match colors to create a vibrant and eye-catching palette. These felt hearts will serve as the perfect complement to the rustic charm of the pinecones. Hand sewn each of them using embroidery thread.

Step 4: Assembling the Garland
Using the hot glue gun, attach the felt hearts to the pinecones. You can affix them to the top, bottom, or in between the scales—let your creativity guide you. Ensure a secure bond, and be cautious while working with hot glue.

Step 5: Stringing it Together
Once the pinecones are adorned with felt hearts, it's time to string them together. Cut a length of twine or ribbon to your desired garland length. Carefully attach each decorated pinecone along the twine, leaving a bit of space between each one for an elegant and balanced look.

This project not only allows you to express gratitude but also brings a touch of nature and creativity into your space. It's a wonderful way to celebrate the things that bring joy and love to your life.