Monday, October 1, 2012

DIY Pine Cone Wreath

So I posted this photo on Instagram/Facebook & got quite a few responses asking how I made it. I thought I’d throw up a quick How-To post to show ya’ll how simple it was! :)

Supplies Needed:

  • 10″ Grapevine wreath
  • 1 bag cinnamon scented pine cones
  • 2-3 bags of cinnamon scented mini pine cones
  • Hot glue gun & a bag of the hot glue sticks (you use quite a few)
Note: I bought all my supplies from Michaels. A great savings tip that my friends told me about: Michaels has an iphone app that has all of their current coupons! Pull them up on your phone and the cashier can scan them! AWESOME! (Note: you can use multiple at one (ie: i used a 20% off entire order AND a 40% off one item for my purchase).

Before you start: Hot Glue Tips

  • Squirt the glue onto each pine cone, as opposed to on the wreath (you need a pretty big “blob”)
  • Blow on the hot glue for a few seconds to let it get a bit “tacky” THEN press it into the wreath (When it’s super hot it’ll just slide all over)
  • Hold each pine cone in place until it is set and then move on to the next (Again, they would slide around if I wasn’t patient).
  • Be careful not to burn yourself – I gave myself a pretty good blister from the hot glue (OW!)

Step 1: Glue a ring of the large pine cones (stagger them a little bit) around the face of the wreath.

  • It doesn’t have to be exact… turn them/slant them/whatever – you just want a ring of them with the ends of each pine cone touching the next one.
  • It will look WEIRD at this point, but I promise it’ll come together!

 Step 2: Glue mini pine cones around the outer edge of the wreath

  • Stagger them
  • Layer them
  • Don’t be skimpy!!!
  • Fill in any of the gaps between the large pine cones

 Step 2: Glue mini pine cones around the INNER edge of the wreath

  • Again: Stagger them & Layer them
  • Don’t be skimpy!!!
  • Fill in any of the gaps between the large pine cones

Step back & VOILA!!! Your cinnamon scented pine cone wreath is good to go! I plan on adding a ribbon still, but not sure how exactly I want to do so…

Great thing about this wreath is I am going to leave it up all fall/winter… Maybe add some red berries for Christmas & spray some cinnamon oil/spray (ala Bath & Body Work) in there to keep the smell going strong all season long! :)
Oh, and any leftover pine cones make a great looking/smelling fall center piece!

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12 Responses to “DIY Pine Cone Wreath”

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — October 1, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    What a great wreath..I love that it’ll last all winter versus just one season! And I love your table scape! Those huge candles are awesome..where did you find them that big!?

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — October 1, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Aw, you’re a girl after my own heart. i LOVE DIY wreaths!!! :) Super cute!

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    Linda @ My Foodgasm Journal — October 1, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Ohhhh – it’s that time of the year again. I love seeing homes with pine cone wreath, look so homey. Love the DIY!

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — October 1, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    What?! It’s cinnamon scented?! That’s it, I’m making one now. OK, maybe in a couple weeks when (if?) the temp finally dips below 80 degrees…

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    Jessica — October 1, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Will you come decorate my house?? Please??

    • Tina replied: — October 1st, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

      as long as we get to drink margaritas while doing it! ;)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — October 1, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    Super cuteness. I’m trying to scheme if I can get one of those to fit around my clock hanging in my living room.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — October 2, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    I love that, don;t be skimpy! Your wreath s beautiful! I have to make one now!!

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    Tiffany Miller — October 2, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    Very Cute!

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    Inspire Me Heather — December 12, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    That’s just gorgeous – I love your wreath! I’ve got this linked to my pine cones post too today, for crafty pine cone ideas!

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