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Candy Corn Pinecone Craft

Oct 24, 2016
Diane Hoffmaster

Going for a walk in the woods is one of my favorite fall activities. Not only do I get plenty of exercise and enjoy the crisp, fall air, but I also collect things to use in crafts. Pinecones are abundant in the fall and there are so many creative ways to use them in your home décor or for simple crafts. Display them in a basket, turn them into a wreath or paint them to bring a touch of fun to your home without spending a lot of money. Here is a really simple pinecone craft to try this month as we get ready for Halloween: turn your pinecones into “Candy Corn Pinecones” with just a little bit of colorful paint! You can display these “Candy Corn Pinecones” in a basket or glue some string on top so you can hang them from doorknobs.

pine cones painted white orange and yellow to look like candy corn


  • Pinecones
  • Paint: yellow, white and orange  
  • Paint brushes
  • Newspaper
  • Basket for displaying or hot glue and string for hanging


It’s simple. To turn your pinecones into candy corn, paint the bottom yellow, the middle orange and the top white!

Use a second coat of paint if necessary for complete coverage.

When the paint is dry, place the pinecones in a basket or hot glue a loop of string to the top for hanging on doorknobs.

What do you plan on doing with pinecones this fall?

Photo courtesy of Diane Hoffmaster.

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