A Pinecone Wreath

I’m a  collector and can’t resist picking up pine cones in all shapes and sizes.  I love to use Nature’s treasure to create projects for inside and outside our home.  I have had a pinecone wreath for several years now and by adding little accents it changes for the seasons.

This one starts with a wooden circle that my husband cut out for me out of light ply wood, about 30 cm. in diameter and 5 cm wide for glueing on to.  This photo shows the back of the wreath as I didn’t take photos when I made this one.

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 This is a project that can be made during the nice weather when you can work outside as pinecones can leave lots of bits and pieces behind on the table or counter.   You start to glue the pine cones onto the base, longest first.  I just used my glue gun to do this and they have held together for several years now.  Then it is time to fill in spaces with other pine cones.  Leave the smallest ones to add to spaces at the top.

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Adding a few leaves makes it ready for Fall.

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At Christmas time I add a bit of greenery from the spruce tree outside and a few little ornaments tied on with garden twine.  Nothing elaborate just enough to spruce it up a bit!

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This pinecone wreath, made at Creative Crafting, has a grapevine wreath for the base.  This time I used beading wire to add the larger pinecones as it is hard to glue right onto the grapevine and the glue gun to attach the smaller ones and the acorns.  This wreath was only outside for a day when the bluejays discovered it and tried to get the acorns off!

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This Fall wreath, made at Creative Crafting, is made of a foam ring, burlap, ribbon and Fall leaves from the dollar store.

Pinecone Ideas:

I’m sharing with The Really Crafty Link Party , Handmade Monday and To Grandma’s House We Go



10 Responses

  1. Jennifer Jilks

    That is a wise piece of advice, do it outside!!!
    I’ve collected pine cones, we have large ones from the white pines, but I’m using them for kindling!

  2. Country Gal

    All so pretty . I love walking the forest floor and seeing all the pine needles and pine cones scattered all over it and the smell of them is amazing to. Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  3. teresa

    Lovely, all of them!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  4. Julie

    What lovely ways to use all the decorations that nature provides for us. I love the vibrant leaves and the splash of colour they add.

  5. Kea

    Lovely wreaths, all of them! You could make the rounds of the craft sales with your goods if you wished, you’re that talented and creative!

    Thanks for stopping by the blog, I hope you’ve been well!

  6. Sheri

    Cute! Thanks for sharing at our To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to see you again Wednesday!

  7. islandrambles

    I used to make these wreaths when I was younger, your post inspires me to try again. Lovely posting.

  8. Claire

    I have a pile of pine cones waiting to be crafted. Thanks for the ideas!

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