Selling Pine Cones

October 15, 2007

Selling Pine ConesFor those who are overrun with pine cones in the yard, especially the big, pretty ones, Bag 'em up! They can become natural decor for Christmas. Some places don't have pine trees, so you may actually be able to sell them online, at a flea market or a fair. I was traveling one year and was shocked to see a small bag of pine cones in a store on sale for $5! I had a yard full of them back home!


By Kel from Duncanville, TX

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September 10, 2016

How do I find out if there is any interest to buy the pine cones from my pine trees?


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September 12, 20162 found this helpful

Take pictures. Post them online (kijiji or Craig's list, for example) with your asking price and contact information. Responses will tell you if people are interested. Or not.

November 3, 20160 found this helpful

How much is the average pine cone worth ??

September 26, 20172 found this helpful

I have pinecones they are the big ones. I sell them a dollar a piece.

December 15, 20171 found this helpful

Hi i have some varity of sized pine cones if your intrested

June 18, 20181 found this helpful

If u r still selling pine cone what size in diameter r they at the top? I am looking for a few that r.3" + at the top?
Also' where r u located because i am on the.south shore of MA.

July 29, 20180 found this helpful

I have pine cones. Plenty. Ranging from 4 to 6 tall - roughly 3+ wide. I collect good looking ones and burn the rest. Let me know if youre interested.

September 3, 20180 found this helpful

Yes pinecones are popular items. They are used to make Christmas decorations for Christmas trees, gift wrapping, and candle yule logs, wreaths and other wall decorations or anything else you can imagine Sometimes they are spray painted like gold, silver white or other colors needed You can probably fine pinecone craft projects in books at your library, book store, or online. Here in Washington we have cones from the big ones to the tiny hemlock or cedar

September 20, 20180 found this helpful

Are you still looking for pine cones. I have lots of cleaned and dried eastern white pine cones 50count for$20

September 21, 20180 found this helpful

I am in nh and have lots of cleaned dried pinecones. 50 ct. For $20 or 100 ct for $30 my contact

September 28, 20181 found this helpful

Do you have knobcone pine cones?

September 28, 20181 found this helpful

Do you have knobcone pine cones

October 8, 20181 found this helpful

Do you have any knobcone pine cones

March 31, 20191 found this helpful

Still need pine cones? If so, how many? I have ponderous pine cones

May 1, 20190 found this helpful

I have pine cones ranging in 6 inches tall to 12 inches. Wide and spread out.

October 2, 20190 found this helpful

10000 to choose from

October 8, 20210 found this helpful

How big is big

April 27, 20220 found this helpful

Have lovely LARGE pine cones. Want to sell.

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November 23, 2018

I have 900 pinecones varying in size, that are cleaned, debugged, and baked. I have contacted some local florists and sold some, sold some on Etsy, and Facebook Marketplace. I have heard nothing yet from Craigs List. I am just wondering if anyone knows where I could sell them.

Thanks and I look forward to some responses of ideas of where else I could sell them.


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November 25, 20180 found this helpful

Ebay is always a good place to sell. Fill the one price box so you can have consistent shipping costs.

It sounds like you have found good sources with florists.


How about making some into fire starters and selling baskets of them to a fireplace store. I used to make and sell these in the 1980s.

This is close to my original directions:

I used to use broken candles I would buy for cheap from Goodwill and broken crayons from a neighbor who had young kids.

They looked sweet in a basket!

Holiday blessings to you and yours!


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November 25, 20181 found this helpful

eBay will give you the largest audience. You might want to try selling at a Christmas craft fair.

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September 16, 2019

We have pine cones the size of footballs and would like to sell them.


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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

Put ads in local papers like the Pennysaver or online.
Go to fall festivals and try to sell there.


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September 16, 20190 found this helpful

eBay is one of the best places to sell them! Look at sold prices to get an idea of mark value. Etsy would be second best, but their new rules and such have become very muddled. If you can get through their rules, they would be counted as art/craft supplies.


Post back what you decide!

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June 26, 2014

Where can I sell pinecones in or near Spokane Washington?

By Jack


July 21, 20140 found this helpful

Why not sell them on line? Here is what the Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario does: Cone Purchasing Details

Bag of open cones sodl for decorative purposes and pot pourritree cones. Open/Extracted cones that are suitable for ornamental purposes are kiln dried with high heat and do not contain seed.

All varieties are valued at $8.00 per bag. The bag size is approximately 1.5 bushels or 60 litres. Please call for available varieties as they change per season.

May 14, 20180 found this helpful

This is an old post but I'm curious if you ever found a place to sell your pine cones I live or near Ellensburg and have a stockpile of them as well.. I hate to just throw them out and I noticed today that a lot of them are really beautiful shaped

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March 18, 2015

Where can I sell pine cones in west Des Moines, LA?

By Fran M


April 20, 20150 found this helpful

Hello. I love pine cones and I love to make them look pretty when I find them up in the foothills of California. If I were you I would bring them to craft fairs and sell them individually (if you have some very beautiful ones) and in bulk in small and large bags.


You must realize that even selling pine cones can go for more money when presented with some kind of polish. The prettier you make the presentation... the more money you should make. You could also sprinkle them with Dollar Tree ...yes... I said Dollar Tree Cinnamon around the holidays and sell them for outdoor fireplaces fire starters. Just remember to use your imagination and the sky is the limit (or lack there of!) Have fun too!

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November 7, 2013

Where can I sell 3 bags of jack pine cones?

By Donald


November 12, 20130 found this helpful

Try a craft store.

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April 16, 2013

I live in Washington state and want to sell my pinecones. Who should I contact? Who would buy them?

By Kris from Nine Mile Falls, WA


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April 22, 20130 found this helpful

One suggestion would be to Google different craft ideas using pine cones. Then use some of your pine cones to make up samples of these ideas. Make sure you use simple, easy to do ideas. Then set the crafted pine cones around the area where you will be selling the pine cones. Once people see that they can actually use them for decorating they will be more apt to buy them.


Around the holidays are the best times to sell them. There are all sorts of holiday type ideas you can make up using pine cones.

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March 13, 2010

I am looking for advice on how to sell my pine cones. I have all sizes. They are great for crafts.



March 15, 20100 found this helpful

I have found they sell well at yard sales and farmers' market. Put them in CHEAP, clear plastic storage bags. Sell them by the bag with a discount for quantity. Also local florists might be interested.


If the cones are clean, people will buy them rather than hunting their own. If you are going the farmers' market route, examples of them as decorations might help. Local crafters might be interested.

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April 16, 2013

I live in Washington state and want to sell my pinecones. Who should I contact? Who would buy them?

By Kris from Nine Mile Falls, WA

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March 13, 2010

Where can I sell my pine cones? I live in Canada in British Columbia in the Okanagan. I have access to a lot of pine cones and want to start selling them in their natural state.

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