I’m a collector and can’t resist picking up pine cones in all shapes and sizes. I love to use Nature’s treasure to create projects for inside and outside our home. I have had a pinecone wreath for several years now and by adding little accents it changes for the seasons.
This one starts with a wooden circle that my husband cut out for me out of light ply wood, about 30 cm. in diameter and 5 cm wide for glueing on to. This photo shows the back of the wreath as I didn’t take photos when I made this one.
This is a project that can be made during the nice weather when you can work outside as pinecones can leave lots of bits and pieces behind on the table or counter. You start to glue the pine cones onto the base, longest first. I just used my glue gun to do this and they have held together for several years now. Then it is time to fill in spaces with other pine cones. Leave the smallest ones to add to spaces at the top.
Adding a few leaves makes it ready for Fall.
At Christmas time I add a bit of greenery from the spruce tree outside and a few little ornaments tied on with garden twine. Nothing elaborate just enough to spruce it up a bit!
This pinecone wreath, made at Creative Crafting, has a grapevine wreath for the base. This time I used beading wire to add the larger pinecones as it is hard to glue right onto the grapevine and the glue gun to attach the smaller ones and the acorns. This wreath was only outside for a day when the bluejays discovered it and tried to get the acorns off!
This Fall wreath, made at Creative Crafting, is made of a foam ring, burlap, ribbon and Fall leaves from the dollar store.