Friday, December 21, 2012

DIY Pinecone Wreath Tutorial


I love having wreaths that can stay up longer than just one month.  Don't get me wrong, I like the Christmas wreaths, and the Valentines wreaths, and the Easter Wreaths etc etc etc, but they are just not ones that can stay up for very long without people wondering if you're dead since you haven't changed to the next holiday.

For instance, one year I put Christmas lights up on my house.  One year.  That will never happen again unless I am paying someone to put them up and down.  What a pain in the neck to get those up and an even bigger pain to put away.  I kind of dreaded the putting away part, so they may or may not have been up from Christmas until Valentines day.  I had several neighbors comment on it too which brings me back to the point that some decorations just go out of season way too fast which is why I try to make things that can be used through different seasons.

Back to the topic at hand.  This pinecone wreath is the perfect season neutral wreath to make!  I love the way it looks and it was really easy and inexpensive to make it.  I was inspired by this pinecone wreath.


I started with a grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby.  It was only $5.99 and it is actually quite large which I liked.  I wanted to be able to put all sizes of pinecones on it without having to worry about it looking overwhelmed.  

I bought two bags of the cinnamon scented pinecones that are just plain brown and then I dry brushed white paint onto them to give them a frosted look.  To attach them to the wreath, you will need some wire and simply wrap the wire around the pine cone and the wreath in the place that you want it and then twist the wire in the back.  Repeat that about 40 more times and the wreath is almost done!


For the very last step, you will need some brown wired ribbon.  I picked mine up from Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off (their ribbon goes on sale a lot) and it only cost me $2 for a large spool.  I simply looped the ribbon around and around and then using the same wire I used for the pinecones I attached it to the wreath.  I left the ends a little longer because I thought it looked better that way, but really you can do it however you want to.


Now all you need to do is hang it up and enjoy!
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1 comment:

McKenzie Guymon said...

This is beautiful! I love the shape!