For a while now, I’ve been wanting to create a wreath that can take me from fall to winter, but without too much fuss to make. This pretty pine cone wreath was the result. It is versatile and the embellishments can be changed out to complement the season. I am thrilled with how it turned out and it could not have been simpler to create!
Here’s how you can make your own:
- grapevine wreath
- pine cones
- glue gun + glue sticks
- synthetic leaves
- optional: spray paint (not pictured)
- optional: hand pruning shears (to clip any bits off the pine cones, where needed)
Step 1: Spray Paint (optional)
Spray paint your wreath and pine cones the same colour. This will allow all the materials to blend in.
Step 2: Glue On Pine Cones
Glue each pine cone onto the wreath one at a time. To add interest, alternate the direction of each pine cone so that every other one has the tip pointing towards the interior. Make sure that the pine cones are snug, leaving no space between them.
Tip: Before you begin gluing on your pine cones, line them up on your wreath. You may find that a slimmer cone here and a fatter one there will help create the perfect ring with no spaces in between.
And don’t forget to use lots of glue! Since neither the wreath nor the pine cones are flat, it’s best not to be stingy on the glue. Before you are through one or two of your pine cones may fall off (it happens!). Don’t worry too much about that. Simple reapply the glue and put it back on the wreath.
Step 3: Cut Leaves To Desired Shape
Gather your synthetic leaves of choice and cut them to your desired shape.
Although I liked the maple leaves I purchased at the craft store, I decided to cut them down. I wanted to create subtle embellishments and ones that could be easily replaced for the next season.
Step 4: Add Leaves
Integrate your cut leaves by pushing the stems between the pine cones. Push them as far as is comfortable, so that the leaves are secured.
Step 5: Hang & Enjoy!
Now simply add a ribbon and hang your masterpiece!
I hope you enjoyed this pine cone wreath DIY. It is simple to create and adds a pretty statement, both inside and out.
Happy crafting 🙂
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