Autumn Leather Pinecones D-I-Y Project

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Homemade seasonal decor


Fall feels like such a long season and we think it’s because of all the wonderful holidays we celebrate during this time. To make sure our decor can withstand months of cheerful celebration, we’re sharing a tutorial on how to create Autumn Leather Pinecones. These pinecones can adorn your home in bowls of potpourri, scattered on top of your mantle or even added to a door hanger to greet guests. The uses are endless, the style is stunning and you don’t have to worry about the lifespan because it’s made of leather!

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Pinecone Materials
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Nail in Pinecone
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Finished PineCone
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Materials and Tools Needed

  • Hammer
  • Chunk of wood
  • Leather Scraps
  • Flower Template
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Nail
  • Cup of water
  • wire
  • Ballpoint Pen


  1. Here is how to make a leather pinecone. First gather your supplies. You will need a hammer, a chunk of wood, leather scraps, a flower template, sharp scissors, a nail, a cup of water, and wire.
  2. Cut out each flower on paper using any basic pattern. {you can google to find} Then trace onto leather with a ballpoint pen, and using sharp scissors, cut out each piece.
  3. Once all your pieces are cut out, place them in a cup of water. This will soften the leather. Using your hands, roll up each point. As it dries, the shape will stay. Also, you need to cut and punch little “spacer” pieces. Just random little pieces to go in between each flower piece.
  4. Then punch a hole in the center of each piece. I used a large nail and hammer on a block of wood.
  5. Cut a length of wire longer than necessary, you can always cut it off, and string on your pieces going from largest to smallest.In between each “flower” add a spacer piece. To ensure the pieces don’t slip off, make a little loop at the base with your wire. You can make these as short or as tall as you’d like. When you get to the last piece just bend the wire over using pliers.

Woodinville, WA

Melaine Thompson's passion for DIY projects and interior design started when she was a little girl. She is a market editor for Souvenir, a lifestyle magazine. Melaine created her blog to help spread her passion for design, and hopefully give some of you some ideas on creating the home of your dreams.

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