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Eco-Friendly Wedding DIYs: Pinecone Flowers

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These DIY pinecone flowers make for a unique and eco-friendly wedding decoration or accent.


We love featuring the creativity of our savvy couples, and these DIY pinecone flowers definitely fit the bill! We’re back with another earth-friendly decor project from one of our talented Facebook group members, Sandra! She regularly shares inspirational posts featuring items that are earth-friendly which we LOVE! So we asked her if she would mind sharing some of her ideas and projects with all of you, and she happily said yes! You can see her first post on recycled paper roses, and stay tuned for more upcycled wedding decor DIYs!

xoxo, Jessica
pinecone flowers - DIY eco-friendly wedding decor

I’m excited to be back sharing another eco-friendly wedding decoration idea for you to consider for your big day. I personally love to craft and decorate using natural materials. To use things found in the garden is both eco and budget-friendly, and natural materials add something special to any decor.

Pinecones are one of my favorite materials to work with. They come in many different shapes and sizes, and their natural and rustic look work well for a variety of styles and themes. The pinecone flowers can be used in bouquets and centerpieces, as cake toppers and escort cards, or even turned into fire starters to give away as favors. They can also very easily be turned into homemade wooden flowers, and all you need are some pliers.

How to make pinecone flowers

Materials needed:

  • Pinecones
  • Pliers

Time needed: 5 minutes.

How to make flowers out of pinecones for the ultimate eco-friendly wedding decorations!

  1. Cut off the top of the pinecone

    Use pliers to cut off the top of your pinecone. Remove as many pieces as needed to get a good shape.

  2. Remove bits until you reach your desired shape

    With the pliers, remove some leftover bits from the middle and shape it as you like.

Pinecone flowers can be used for bouquets and boutonnières, to decorate signs, frames, lanterns, and votives. With a bit of paint, they can even be made into faux succulents!

DIY Pinecone Flowers | Eco-friendly wedding decor inspiration

Want inspiration for how to use pinecone flowers as wedding decor? Check out these ideas below:

DIY eco-friendly pinecone wedding decor

Add your pinecone flowers to a wreath.

pinecone flowers - DIY eco-friendly wedding decor

Add your pinecone flowers to a terrarium with moss for a rustic-modern centerpiece.

DIY eco-friendly pinecone wedding decor

Put your pinecone flowers on a slate with full pinecones for a centerpiece with height variation.

pinecone flowers - DIY eco-friendly wedding decor

Add your pinecones to some branches for centerpieces or as installations to hang on a wall.

pinecone flowers - DIY eco-friendly wedding decor

Place your pinecones around a book with spread pages and moss for an earthy look.

pinecone flowers - DIY eco-friendly wedding decor

Put your pinecone flowers, sticks, and mosses into a shallow bowl for a boho chic look.

pinecone flowers - DIY eco-friendly wedding decor

Paint your pinecone flowers in colors to mimic succulents for an added dose of color and style for your arrangements.

pinecone flowers - DIY eco-friendly wedding decor

We hope you found this idea inspirational and unique! Stay tuned for more eco-friendly DIYs for your wedding day.

Browse more DIY projects and Flower Tutorials on BSB.


is a 30-year-old Swede who loves most things related to weddings and events, especially decorations and graphic design. She enjoys crafting and making things, preferably with natural or reused materials for the sake of the environment. Sandra loves wandering around thrift stores and taking long nature walks with her fiancé and a camera.