DIY Pinecone Wreath: Easy diy pinecone wreath, great instructions -perfect for fall or the holidays.
I wanted to make a pinecone wreath for my door for fall, and give it a more modern spin -as in not the Christmas version from the 80’s. Did your mom have one too?
To make it a little more up-to-date, I spray painted it white, and added a really simple ribbon.
I love how it turned out, here’s how I made it.
How To Make A Pinecone Wreath
1. First step, go and pick up tons of pinecones. Find them on the ground near pine trees. Parks and forests are a great place to search for them.
2. I was debating what kind of form to use. Wire was an option, but let’s face it hot glue is easier than wiring every single pinecone to a wire form. I thought about foam, didn’t think it was sturdy enough. Pinecones are heavy on masse. I thought about just cutting out a few layers of cardboard, than I found this this wood one at the craft store and it was perfect.
3. I added a string to one of holes before I started, to hang it from later. 😉 Wish I had spray painted it before I started, but you can benefit from my mistake, and spray your base first. Then break out the glue gun and glue on all the pinecones.
I went with two rows as a base and filled in a row of smaller pinecones on top. I used all the same shape and kind of pinecones, because I thought it looked a little more modern than mixing them.
4. Then it was time…for spray paint. I
am slightly obsessed enjoy spray paint.
Here it is after one coat. Spray with many, many light coats for best coverage and to avoid drips, although pinecones are very forgiving.
5. I tied on a long white grosgrain ribbon. I think it’s less fussy than a bow and again makes it feel more up-to-date.
Perfect Wreath for Fall or Christmas
This would also be lovely for Christmas, but I think it looks like fall with all my other white fall accents, including tons of white pumpkins.
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UPDATE: See how this whole scheme turned Christmas HERE!
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