Nov 21 2013

DIY Pine cone Wreath

I may be just a little obsessed with making wreaths.  I like to hang one for each season/holiday. Now it has gotten to the point that I have several for each season, and not enough places to hang them!  Haha!  Today I wanted to share with you a really simple pine cone wreath that is very inexpensive to make.  I just kind of experimented with some pine cones that I found, and I am pretty happy with the result!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this pine cone wreath:

Pinecone Wreath Supplies

For this project Michael’s has great 14″ grapevine wreaths. (Michael’s has 40% off coupons in the mail or on a smartphone app.)  The chalkboard is a coaster from Michael’s clearance.  If you want to see another project using the coaster,  check here.   As an alternative, you could get a piece of wood and spray paint it with chalkboard paint.

Step 1: I put my pine cones on foil on a baking sheet and put them in the oven that was preheated to 200 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  I found the tutorial here.  This will kill any little bugs inside.



Step 2: Take some pages of your book, roll them, and tape the edges once rolled.  I gathered them at their points and hot glued them together.  Instead of book pages you could use music sheets, colored cardstock, or scrapbook paper.

Step 3: Start gluing on your pine cones wherever you want them.  I try to lay mine out first to get the arrangement I want.

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Step 4: Write a phrase, saying, or draw a design on your mini chalkboard.  I like to use a chalkboard marker because it is easier to work with and the lettering usually comes out looking cleaner.  Hot glue the chalkboard over the book pages.

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Step 5: Add a bow or burlap ribbon at the top if desired.

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There you have it!  Super easy!

I am hosting a girls craft day on Saturday with some girl friends and they will be making some similar wreaths.  I am excited to see how everyone’s turns out and the unique variations to the same project.  Look back next week to see the results!

Have a great day!

Signature - Marissa

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