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Recently I’ve gotten the urge to do something craftsy with pine cones. They add such character and warmth to a space, and the possibilities with them are endless! Since Christmas is coming soon, I figured I would choose a project that added some holiday cheer.
Enter: the pine cone Christmas wreath!
Now, I’m certainly not the first person to make a pine cone Christmas wreath. A quick pinterest search will definitely prove that…
But I do hope my take on the pine cone Christmas wreath does give you some added inspiration for your pine cone and/or Christmas projects!
Now, without further adieu let’s see how I went about this project!
- Wire wreath (I used 18″, but you could also use a 12″ wire wreath)
- Large pine cones
- Mini pine cones
- Metallic red and gold beads in different sizes
- Small pale green flower stems
- Burlap (I used 5.5″ wide roll)
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Bow or ribbon
1-) Arrange large pine cones around wreath
Practice arranging pine cones around the wreath to see which pine cones you want to use and where. I arranged them so that there were no significant size differences between adjacent cones and that as much of the wreath wire was covered as possible.
2-) Glue large pine cones onto wire wreath
Once you’re happy with your large pine cone arrangement, hot glue them onto the wreath one at a time. In order to make sure the pine cones were securely in place, I held each pine cone down for a few seconds before moving onto the next pine cone.
Note: If a pine cone still feels loose after glueing it, turn the wreath upside down and glue more on the back.
3-) Wrap the burlap
Loosely wrap the burlap around the innermost rung of the wreath. This helps the wreath look full and gives it that rustic appearance. When you’re done, cut the burlap and glue or staple the two ends together
4-) Fill exposed wires and gaps with mini pine cones
This makes the wreath feel fuller and more finished. I used cute mini pine cone stems I found at Michael’s, but any (such as these mini pine cones) will do. If you use the stems, just pull the mini pine cones off and discard the stems (or use them for a different project). Then glue the mini pine cones wherever you see gaps.
Decorate the wreath with the greenery and beads. I used medium sized red beads around the inner part of the pine cones and smaller gold beads around the top and outside of the wreath, but get creative!
6-) Add a bow
Top your wreath off with a pre-made bow or make your own out of ribbon.
That’s it! Now hang your wreath up, and have a Merry Christmas!