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Pinecone Scale Pumpkins

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This Pinecone Scale Pumpkin is such a fun, fall craft. Don’t you just love this time of year? Seriously, fall is my favorite. I love the changing leaves and cozy evenings snuggled in a blanket. There are just so many wonderful things that autumn brings! Since my love for fall is so strong this craft makes for the perfect weekend craft.

Pinecone Scale Pumpkin

Pinecone Scale Pumpkin

This little project is super cheap to whip up and you probably already have most of the supplies on hand. To make this sweet, seasonal art piece, here’s what you will need. Affiliate links provided for your convenience.

Pinecone Scale Pumpkin Supplies:

  • Canvas  (or any material that would make a good background)
  • Pinecone
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue Gun (with extra glue sticks)

Note about the background: I chose a small 5×5 canvas for this project, but you can use any sort of sturdy backdrop.  Painted or stained wood, metal, cardboard, etc would all work great. Just remember that the size of your background will dictate the amount of time put into the project.  I made a larger pinecone scale pumpkin on a painted wood piece (see it at the end of this post) and it took about 30 minutes to complete.

Pinecone Scale Pumpkin Art Supplies

Pinecone Pumpkin Instructions

Step 1 – Draw a pumpkin shape onto your canvas. It doesn’t have to be perfect because pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes.!

Canvas Pencil Drawing

Step 2 – Remove the scales from the pinecone, starting from the bottom. It isn’t too hard to remove them with your own fingers, but if you run into any tough spots, a pair of pliers would probably help loosen them up.

Pinecone Scales for Pinecone Scale Pumpkin

Step 3 – Glue the pinecone scales onto the canvas. There wasn’t really any rhyme or reason to my gluing process.  I started by adding a stem to the top and then kind of filled the pumpkin in, adding pieces to cover up any white space inside.

Hot Glue Pinecone Scales Canvas

Isn’t this little guy so cute?!

Pinecone Scale Pumpkin when finished on canvas

These pinecone scale pumpkins add the perfect amount of texture to almost any vignette. Thank you so much Elizabeth Joan Designs for sharing this great craft! I hope this gives you a little inspiration for your fall decorating and crafting! To see more decor and DIY projects, stop by Elizabeth Joan Designs and follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram!

Pinecone Scale Pumpkin that's an adorable 5 minute craft that's a great addition to your fall decor

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4 Comments

  1. What a unique pinecone art project. I love the texture of the pinecone scales to make the pumpkin. Thanks for sharing your blog post at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Hope to see you again when the party opens on Friday at midnight EST!

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