How To Use Pine Cones For A Unique Fall Mason Jar

Unique Fall Mason Jar Decoration with Pine Cone Crafts

Mason jars must be one of the most fun things to decorate and upcycle. I decided to rise the mason jar crafting challenge by making my own unique fall Mason jar.
Every day I walk our lovely old dog, Toby around the park at the bottom of my street. Whilst stopping for my morning coffee and dog treat at the kiosk in the park, I got the pinecone idea. The Kiosk is surrounded by lots of pine trees with the cutest small pinecones, I can’t help picking a few up and taking them home with me.
I now have quite a pile of cute pine cones, that I need to do something with. These fall Mason jars are one of my pine cone crafts.

Did you know we call Mason jars, Kilner jars in the UK? As they are made by the Kilner company and not Ball. You can use decorate any glass jar you like, Mason, Kilner or just an old pickle jar. I think it looks lovely if you make a few of these decorated jars of different sizes.
fall mason jar decoration with pine cones pin
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What you need to make a fall Mason Jar decoration

  • Mason Jars – Or Kilner jars or any old glass jars.

  • Small pinecones – one for each jar.

  • Strong quick drying glue.

  • Cream spray paint

  • Gold spray paint

  • Mod Podge

  • Vintage pinecone images – Download for free from here.
    Vintage pine cone images.

    How to create a unique fall Mason jar with pinecones


    1. The first thing I did was to paint the Mason jars. I used a spray paint for this but you can also use chalk paints. Depending on the spray paints you use you may need to spray with a primer first.

      Spray painting mason jars

    2. The next thing to paint is the jar lid and pine cones. For this I used a gold chrome spray paint. Once the gold paint has dried, glue the gold pine cone to the center of the jar lid.
      spray painted pine cones gold
      Glue the pine cones to the lid.

    4. Gather the vintage pine cone images and print them out. Preferably with a laser printer. If you only have an inkjet printer then you will have to spray the images with a sealant before decoupage otherwise the ink may smudge. Cut out the individual pinecone images.
      cut out pinecone images

    6. Next using Mod Podge or another suitable decoupage glue, stick the cut out pine cones to the jars. I stuck about 4 small pine cone images to each jar in a sort of random fashion. Finally apply a coat of decoupage glue ontop of the images to seal them.

    Decoupage pine cone mason jars
    All that is left to do now is to put the pine cone lids on. I think that these pinecone Mason jars make for a fun fall/autumn decoration.
    Pinecone fall Mason jar
    Fall mason jar decorated with pine cones
    Don’t forget to check out my other Mason jar crafts, map mason jar bank, and cool unique table lamp.
    Or if you like acorns then you may want to check out these acorn wreaths and garlands.
    Acorns are perfect for fall crafting and decorating. Here are some of the best ideas for acorn wreaths and garlands.
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20 Responses

  1. I have painted pinecones gold and used them for a centerpiece and of course, made bird feeders out of them. Some of these pinecone projects, however, are genius.

    • Thank you so much. Pinecones are fun things to craft with and they are free!

  2. The jars are so adorable. I love the little pinecone on the top.

  3. These are so cute! I’ll be featuring you next week at Talk of the Town.

  4. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma’s House We Go!

  5. Thank you for sharing this DIY tutorial. Love it so much.

  6. Hi!
    I couldn’t tell the pinecones were painted gold until read the post. Very nice knobs for the lid! I made a pinecone tree using mini pinecones. They are so cute, aren’t they?!

  7. Pinecones are so popular this year, what a fun idea to put them on a mason jar. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  8. They are sweet, I love the idea of pine cones as handles, makes a change from little drawer knobs!
    We always have a bag or two of pinecones hanging round the place here, I’m always on the look out for things I can do with them.

    • Thank you, Julie. I love pine cones they are a fun thing to craft with and free!

  9. So cute!

  10. These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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