Monday, September 16, 2013

DIY Fall Pinecone Wreath

We've been busy. 
Hoarding even.

For what? Pinecones!

We'd fill our tricycle basket or our stroller storage with pinceones every time we went out for a walk or a run. My kids were getting pretty good at identifying trees that they knew would have the right kind of pinecone. Then, when we got home, we'd unload them into a box we kept in the garage. Until one day, we decided we had enough and it was time to make our wreath.

Lucky for me, I had recently made a trip to a thrift store and found two straw wreath forms for only 50 cents a piece! Sweet deal. 
So, I whipped out one of those straw wreaths, my hot glue gun and my 3-year-old and I went to town. She had the important job of choosing which pinecone went on next while I used the hot glue gun to adhere them to the wreath. We tried a few times to have her stick on a pinecone, but frankly I could tell that was going to end in hot glue-on-the-skin for sure, so we bagged that plan. 

For the most part, I put the largest pinecones on first and then smaller ones on top.

I was tempted to do what this gal did and spray paint a fine misting of paint on some of the pinecones. Some with a dash of gold, others with silver, and some with green. I really like the way it looks.

However, as I was standing in the store, holding the 3 cans of spray paint, I realized that suddenly my 50 cent wreath was going to cost about $15. And while I liked the effect the paint had on the wreath, I didn't like it THAT much. I mean, it's just plain hard to beat 50 cents!

So, plain, natural, outdoorsy, full-of-fall pinecones it is.

And I love how it turned out. Easy, inexpensive, and seasonal. What's not to love?



  1. Your wreath is really pretty, Jaime. What fun for you and your munchkin!

  2. I like the warmth of yours! :)


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