Hi y’all. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Last week my friend and I tried our hands at making pinecone wreaths. They turned out gorgeous. I didn’t take step by step pictures but I wanted to share with you the outcome and provide a couple of helpful tips if you try this yourself.
Foam wreath form
Lots of pinecones =)
jewelry wire (optional) We poked it through the styrofoam from the backside of the form, looped it back through, and twisted the ends together, leaving a little slack at the top for the “hanger”.
Somehow, this picture was accidentally taken, but at least we have one “during” picture.
Tip 1: Spray paint your wreath form brown. It will camouflage nicely with the pinecones.
Tip 2: As you glue on your pinecones, pick off the little “knob” on the bottom so that they lay flatter.
Tip 3: Have LOTS of glue sticks available.
My friend glued her pinecones on in a natural way with all different sizes, but made sure that the different shades of colors were mixed in evenly. I LOVE the way it turned out. The texture is AMAZING.
I attached similar sized pinecones in rings, putting smaller ones on the edges of the foam wreath.
My wreath form wasn’t painted before hand, so I decided to spray “mist” paint it gold to cover the exposed green styrofoam but still let some of the pinecone color through. (A very light paint cover.) The gold paint and ribbon makes it perfect for a holiday wreath.
Aren’t they stunning?
Happy Autumn, it’s finally here!!! Come back tomorrow for another DIY Fall craft.