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!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this pine cone wreath:
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.
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.
Step 5: Add a bow or burlap ribbon at the top if desired.
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!