Wreaths are so signature to the season. That’s why when I found a pinecone wreath with my roommate at Michael’s last week, I fell in love. However, even on sale, the price tag made me stagger. We’ve also looked at live wreaths. Gorgeous and even better smelling, live wreaths too can be expensive and dare i say, disposable (when they require yearly replacing them year after year). I wanted to prove that all the means to deck your halls could cost less than $5. I collected these beauties from my parent’s front yard And got to glueing. *Pro tips to removing sap also included*
Okay, so there was sap…ummm everywhere. I had to resort to washing my hands with toothpaste, followed by nail polish remover, followed by holy water (jk). So, please be warned to do this in an area away from your favorite outfit and holiday linens. The result however, is well worth it. And there is the faint scent of pine in the finished product.
hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Collect ~30 pinecones of all sizes. wear gloves if you can, the sap gets everywhere.
- Starting in the center row, glue down the pinecones. This step can be little frustrating, but once they are all glued to the middle row, adding the other rows is much easier.
- Glue down the remaining rows of pinecones. Add some to the top for a more textured look if desired.
- Cut ribbon ~1 yard and loop through middle to hang.
optional: add “fairy” lights, spray glitter, or spray paint to the desired color. I think this would look really interesting in a bright color as well- don’t you agree?
if you’re curious about my outfit details, you can find them here: