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.
- foam wreath form
- small gold encrusted pinecones
- foam brush
- gold paint
- glue gun and glue sticks
- 2" wide ribbon (1 yard)
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.
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.
To see this along with an endless array of holiday decor ideas, visit HGTV.com!