Pinecones are subject to a variety of DIY ideas. Turning them into lovely wreaths is just one of them and worth giving a try! Here is how to make a pinecone wreath in 5 steps. In the end, it will make you feel that thinking that pinecone wreaths are for only Christmas ornaments or Thanksgiving was a mistake.
Materials or tools that you will need:
- Pinecones: Gather around, around 45-50 will probably be enough.
- Grapevine wreath or, form a wire
- Hot Glue gun
- Spray paint or acrylic paint
- Optional additions: LED fairy lights; evergreen branches, real or synthetic; berry sprigs.
#Step 1: Collect pinecones
Let get it started by gathering pinecones around. It is better to have it in a variety of sizes to add diversity to the design. 45-50 of them will probably be enough or having more could be a good idea to have a larger one or a second one.
#Step 2: Paint the pinecones
Painting the collected pinecones is likely to be the most enjoyable part of the project. Before applying the paint, it will be helpful to visualize, or even make a sketch of what design, the pattern you like to create. Remember that it is possible to create both pastel and vibrant colors on the pinecones.
There is over one way to paint the pinecones, yet we chose to focus on two common methods. Both are quite simple: You can dip them into latex or acrylic paint: Both latex and acrylic work well on the pinecones. Acrylic is particularly quite commonly embraced by DIY lovers. An alternative way is to spray them by using spray paint. Spray paint is quite practical to apply. Just make sure that you give it enough time to dry. While dipping pine cones into acrylic will give them a vivid, consistent look, spray paint makes them look slightly frosted. However, both of the painting methods make the outcome look adorable and thrilling.
#Step 3: Place pinecones around a circle to create the wreath form
In this step, the first option is to place the pinecones around a grapevine wreath. Choosing a grapevine wreath as the central element will probably create a rustic effect. We offer you one more idea which is to form a wire circular and use it as the central element. Gather pinecones around the wire. Going with the wire formed by you will likely create a more casual look. A reminder: Wire may not be quite adhesive when exposed to high temperatures. To prevent pinecones from falling off: Wrap some natural jute twine around the wire wreath form first. The twine will provide better adhesive surfaces both for the hot glue and the pinecones.
#Step 4: Glue the pinecones to create a lovely pinecone wreath
Glue the pinecones by using hot glue. Place it onto the wreath and hold in place firmly until the glue cools and hardens. Continue around the wreath that you start from until you get back to the point. You can create one or two more circles inside when completed. Placing pinecones in different sizes to different circles should be an idea to check out. By looking at the examples; you will see that: Placing smaller sizes in inner circles is embraced by most DIY lovers.
It is better to push the pinecones on firmly. Another recommendation is to be generous in this step. A greater amount of glue will work better.
#Step 5: Harmonize your pinecone wreath with additional elements
There are a number of creative ways to make the design look more interesting. Additional elements could be anything from plants to string light. This step is completely up to the designer, yet we like to share few ideas to customize the final work: One of them is to use battery-powered LED fairy string lights. It is a fact that LED string lights make literally every work more vibrant. It will definitely vitalize its surroundings atmosphere at night. Another thrilling idea is to add evergreen foliages and berries to your design. This idea is worth giving a try as well since it offers a purely-nature inspired form. Adding fresh or faux eucalyptus could be an alternative to evergreen foliages and berries in case you can not find any. Just make sure to choose durable plants. Otherwise, you will need to replace them from time to time.
Where to place the pinecone wreath?
Pinecone wreaths are easy to make and have lovely-looking decor elements. It is a mistake to make use of them only on the front entry doors. It is possible to adapt the concept to the walls of the kitchen, dining room, or living room. The entry door or a free wall on the drawer in the bedroom could be a great place as well.