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5 from 2 votes

Pinecone Owls

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 1 pine cone
  • 3 acorn tops
  • hot glue or instant grab glue
  • 2 small feathers
  • acrylic craft paint optional


  • To be certain there are no living bugs inside your pine cones, bake them on a cookie sheet in a 250 degree oven for 45 minutes.
  • If not painting, glue 2 of the acorn tops onto the pine cone, next to each other for the eyes.
  • From the third pine cone, cut a triangle shape for the beak and glue under the eyes.
  • Glue a feather into the side of the pine cone, repeat on the other side.
  • If you would like a colorful owl, paint the pine cone whatever color you desire. Next, paint the acorn tops white and let dry, then use the handle end of a paintbrush to add the black pupils. Paint the beak orange.
  • Once everything is dry, assemble as instructed above.