Friday, December 16, 2011

Have Any Time For Another Project?!

Here's a tutorial for making a pinecone encrusted wreath - just in case you're done with the shopping, the wrapping, card sending and the planning for guests in these last days before Christmas and are looking for something to do! I had a lot of fun making this wreath for an HGTV tutorial. For some crazy reason any project using my glue gun is one I find...enjoyable!

How to Make a Holiday Pinecone Wreath

Create a gorgeous organic wreath with glitter-dusted pinecones. Hung with a colorful ribbon, this easy-to-create craft will brighten up your front door, a foyer mirror or any other spot that needs a sophisticated holiday touch.
Materials Needed:
  • foam wreath form
  • small gold encrusted pinecones
  • foam brush
  • gold paint
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • 2" wide ribbon (1 yard)
  • scissors
  • tacks

Gather Supplies

Select and gather a foam wreath form, pinecones and ribbon. Tip: Use small tree ornaments as an alternative to pinecones.

Paint Styrofoam Wreath

Brush a layer of paint over the wreath in the same color as the pinecones to ensure wreath form isn't visible.

Apply Glue and Attach Pinecones

Place a small bead of glue on the underside of each pinecone then place on wreath; press and hold in place for a few seconds until secure. Tip: Place pinecones as close together as possible and vary the sizes to add textural interest.

Cover Wreath

Continue attaching pinecones until the entire front surface of the wreath is covered.

Apply on Back Edges

Turn the wreath over and glue pinecones along the back edges to ensure the foam surface won't be visible when the wreath is hanging.

Hang With Ribbon

Wrap the length of the ribbon around the top side of the wreath. Hang in place by pushing tacks through the ribbon along the top edge of a door or mirror.

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  1. that looks so easy that i wanna go make one right now!


  2. And where does one get glitter-dusted pinecones if one doesn't have a glitter-dusted pine tree in their back yard?

  3. Putting it on the list for next year. At least I got my silver bowl filled with large pincecones out for the season. Love this wreath! xo

  4. I love this! I've seen this everywhere lately, and it did cross my mind to try and make one. Thank you for the tutorial.

  5. Such a fun and easy project! Thanks for sharing Janell!

  6. This is a terrific DIY. I might just have to make one for my house. Thank you for sharing and thanks for stopping by earlier. Have a great weekend!

  7. Janelle, What a clever idea. Another project you could do with kids. Love the idea.

  8. Such a nice idea! how many pine cone have you needed about ...

  9. It's gorgeous!

  10. I love it it's imple and elegant.

  11. Very cute. Would make a nice inexpensive hostess gift as well. Nothing like a handmade gift, there is something special about the fact that someone took the time and effort to make it! Happy Sunday Janell! xo

  12. I am old enough to remember doing these in the '70s! :P Natural objects are always so pretty...

  13. This looks great and I just love when wreaths are hung on a mirror, it really makes them pop!

  14. Love this! It would look good sprayed white or silver too :)

  15. LOVELY. So beautiful, as always!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  16. This is one of the best DIYs for a no cost wreath. I've also seen this done with sweetgum and it looked great.

    I can imagine the kids helping me collect the sweetgum and gluing them together. I think with another color ribbon, it can remain on the front door even after the holidays.

  17. I love the wreath too. Now I know how to make it. Will make one for my condos door later. Thanks! :)

    condo Philippines


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