To make a pinecone wreath like the one pictured above, you first need to find some pincones.
You will also need some type of wreath form. I decided to go with a foam form for this wreath.
Here are the other materials you will need to complete this project:
*hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
*brown spray paint
Begin by hot gluing the pine cones around the inside of the circle first.
Once you have finished the inner circle move to the next row until the entire surface is covered. Try to keep the pinecones as close together as possible. I was amazed at how good these cones stuck to this foam.
Note: For this wreath I used pinecones that were all about the same size.
When your wreath is completely covered with pincones it should look something like this...
The next step is to add the burlap ribbon to the outside of the wreath.
The only pins that would work well to attach this ribbon were my sewing pins. I hated to use them, but it did not take too many. I was worried you'd be able to see the big yellow balls on the head of my pin, but you can't unless you are really looking up close. And you cannot see them when the wreath is hanging on my wall. I would suggest trying to find something not so obvious if you will be selling these.
I wanted my ribbon to look wavy around the edges, so I did mine like this. Make a little wave and then pin. Decorate your wreath however you want! You can just leave it as is and it will still be lovely!
Continue wrapping until you have gone all the way around. Wave...pin...wave..pin... There are so many wide holes in this ribbon that you really do have to have a pin with a large head to get it to stay in place.
Tip: I did try to hot glue this ribbon to the foam. As the ribbon was being pulled it just ripped right off the foam and I was left with a big green gap. So, I recommend pinning.
When you are finished wrapping your wreath in burlap it should look something like this. Cut the end off your ribbon, tuck under and then secure with a pin.
I wanted to add some color to my wreath. I thought it looked a little drab for Christmas, so I decided to clip off some of these little berries and stick them into the foam wreath. It's also a good way to fill in any gaps in your wreath where you could not get the pinecones close enough together.
Once the berries are in place it still needed a big splash of color so I added some ribbon to hang it with and it finally looked perfect! What do you think?
You can see my kitchen lights that are over my cabinets in the reflection of the glass! :)
I am just so proud of my first pinecone wreath! I'm going to show it off now with lots of pictures at different angles. (trying to find a professional pose!) :)
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