Teeny Tiny Pine Cone Pomander

Create this Teeny Tiny Pine Cone Pomander with a glue gun and teeny tiny pine cones. Makes such a pretty decorative piece for your home.

Teeny Tiny Pine Cone Pomander.  Whoa that was a mouthful.  And this project was a handful…but it was free and the end result is so cute! See how I made this decorative pomander with free tiny pine cones.

Recently my Mom gave me a big box of teeny tiny pine cones, the cutest most tiny little cones you ever did see.  I immediately thought that I needed to put them on display in a pomander type craft.  I was thinking a ball of pretty pine cones as a decorative piece.  So I set about making that happen.

A Teeny Tiny Pine Cone Pomander in a bowl of apples

How to Make a Teeny Tiny Cone Pomander:

  • Using a glue gun, glue each little pine cone on to a styrofoam ball.  I glued them at the bottom of each cone and placed them standing up on the ball.
  • You really could use anything for this project…think buttons, flowers, etc…
  • Start in one spot and keep glueing out from here.  It will take a bit of time, but it’s worth it.
Glueing tiny pine cones onto a styrofoam ball

Just keep glueing them on.  It’s very tedious, but just keep going!  The end results are worth it!

Glueing Teeny Tiny Pine Cones onto a styrofoam ball

Seriously though…this is how I felt about a quarter of the way through hahaha!  Sometimes you just have to laugh at the craft situations you find yourself in.

Teeny Tiny Pine Cone Pomander

Now that you’re done making your pomander you can add it to your decor.  Place it on display on a shelf or a vignette.  Or in a ball of other decorative balls.

So pretty.

A Teeny Tiny Pine Cone Pomander in a bowl of decorative balls

I really love the end result!  It’s so pretty.  And here’s a quick tip…don’t burn your fingers!  😉

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    March 24, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    OMG! Look what you did with my precious little cones! I loved my little cones and you have created a little masterpiece with them! Love your funny/sad face! Awesome post!

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    March 24, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    that is beautiful! i can’t believe you had the patience to glue each of those on!!! impressive and it looks wonderful!

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    Carmie of the Single Nester
    March 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    This looks so awesome. You did a great job.

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    March 25, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    That is just fabulous! It is Fall here in Australia so I am going to start collecting these little cones.

    Best wishes,

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    March 25, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    What a great idea!! It’s looks awesome!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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    March 25, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    The frown face is hilarious! (I’ve felt that same way so many times in the midst of a project) In the end, your little pomander/topiary is adorable and will be so useful throughout the year!

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    March 25, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Love the sweet little cones and laughed when the face turned up! I like your bowl of ball, each one so interesting.

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    Brandy J.
    March 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    So simple, yet so fabulous! I love the frowny face…totally know how that can feel. Thanks for yet another great project.

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    Heather @ A Table for One, Please
    March 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    I love this, and Im not sure I would have 1/10th of the patience you must have had to get it finished! Great job!

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    March 26, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    This came out beautiful. I love the earthiness of it and the mix with the other balls is great.

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    Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home
    March 26, 2011 at 3:04 AM

    I love how this turned out!! I just did one with boxwood greenery so I feel your pain!

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    March 27, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    I love this idea! I featured it today on my blog, please feel free to stop in and check it out!

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    May 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM

    this is incredibly creative! I’m so impressed and I didn’t know pine-cones could be so darling and small!

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    N Musil
    September 21, 2018 at 4:39 PM

    Please email me and let me know how I can purchase some of those adorable tiny pinecones.
    I would love to get some for my crafting.
    Thank you, Nancy

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      September 22, 2018 at 1:03 AM

      Hi Nancy! I’m not sure where you can buy them…I picked mine from the ground at my parents place. If they are available anywhere it would be a craft store like Michaels? Good luck!

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    December 30, 2018 at 6:02 PM

    Hi, I just found the link to this project so I’m a little late to comment, and I love your little ball and want to make one soon! Just to help other people who are looking for the little cones, though, they are Aspen cones, not pine. Go figure, the Aspen is more like a regular tree but they make little cones. And we get to have fun with them!!

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    Linda B
    October 16, 2020 at 8:55 AM

    Hi, I just found this through This is so lovely, I can’t wait to look for the cones. May use cloves for the holidays. Did you create the cream colored ball in you picture? Will you reveal what medium you used? I am in love with the look of the mixed medium bowlful. Beautiful photography.

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      October 16, 2020 at 9:20 AM

      Hi Linda! Thank you so much for your kind words! The other balls are actually decorative ones that I bought years ago…I think it was from Michaels. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help! Good luck with your ball project…I love the idea of using cloves!

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    April 2, 2021 at 8:27 AM

    Hello everyone ,i’m from Nova Scotia ,Canada . I love these little cone balls , I have made a few of these in different sizes ,the cones here are called alder buds the grow on bushes . the ball that I made I put them on my Christmas tree last year .I did spray them lightly with glue and put some gold glitter .I found that the cone got lost in the tree when they were just brown .

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