DIY: Pinecone Wreath (Practically FREE)2:04 PM
For this practically free wreath you will need:
Wire Hanger (from my closet)
Pinecones (free from the outdoors)
Hot Glue Gun (had on hand already)
Pony Beeds (had these leftover)
Christmas Ribbon (left over from projects)
White Spray Paint (optional)
My sister-in-law and brother-in-law just chopped down a few HUGE pine trees in there yard. As soon as I heard the news I sent my husband over to their house to collect bags of pinecones with a pinecone wreath in mind.
In the Christmas bulb wreath tutorial you attach the bulbs using the wire topper to the hanger. Obviously pinecones have no wire toppers, so after a lot of thinking and walking up and down the isles of my local craft store, I decided to hot glue beads to the bottom of each pinecone.
Pony beads worked like magic.
After I hot glued the beads I simply strung the wire hanger through each bead and arranged the pinecones how I thought they looked best.
Try to make the beads almost touch one another so that there are no gaps between each pinecone. This may take a little wiggling and adjusting but it will turn out beautiful.
Once all the pinecones make a lovely wreath you can be done, or like I did, lightly spray paint them with white spray paint. This will give the snow-kissed effects, if you will.
Finally attach a big bow and hang her up.
Beautiful just Beautiful!