DIY Autumn Door Hanger

Fall brings longer sleeves, crunchier leaves and a whole lot of time outdoors sprucing things up before the first frost. While you’re outside doing your fair share of raking, make sure to stop and grab a few pinecones while you’re at it. With a few of them and a little ribbon, you can give your wreath a rest and get your door looking nice and festive for autumn.


  • Ribbon

  • Scissors

  • Staples or a needle and thread

  • Pinecones

  • Acrylic paint

  • Eyebolt screws



Place a bit of acrylic paint on a paper plate. Then, grab a pinecone and dip it in, rotating it so each tip is covered with paint. Repeat with each and then set aside to dry.

Twist a screw into the stem end of each pinecone.

Lie out and arrange your pinecones to get an idea of how you want them to hang. Once you find a length you like, add two additional inches and cut. If your ribbon ends up being too short or the pinecones bunch up, just recut and try again.

Thread the ribbon through the eye of each screw and then tie into a bow.

Gather the ends of your ribbon and staple them together. Cut another piece of ribbon and use it to tie a bow, covering the staples.


Use the loop on the back of your bow to hang from a nail or hook on your front door. Then, step back and enjoy the result of your making!