After my fall wreath dilemma, I decided if I could find pinecones, I was going to make a pinecone wreath. :) My mother-in-law said she had plenty at her house, so my nieces and I headed over and had fun collecting 2 big bagfuls earlier this week.
They are medium to large size pinecones, so I was not sure how I was going to make them work for a wreath.
But they were FREE! :) I had a light wood wreath (like a grapevine wreath) that I had gotten at Dollar Tree and decided to use that as the base. I spray painted it brown just in case you could still see it when I got the pinecones attached.
I glued, and glued, and glued with my mini hot glue gun! A couple splinters, hot glue burns, and about 15 mini glue sticks later and it was done!
And I was not in love. :( It was not exactly what I imagined. It was bland and very plain. And you could see some of my hot glue.
I played around with using some craft paints, then decided to lightly spray it with a can of Krylon Metallics Champagne Nouveau that I had. Then I chose a few pinecones randomly throughout the wreath to spay with dark brown spray paint.
I still thought it still needed some color so I added in a few twigs of fall berries I had laying around, a bow, and hung it! It is hanging on the inside of my front door. (I want something pretty to look at from inside the house, too :)
So if you have some pinecones in your yard, send your kids out to collect a big bag! Then make yourself a wreath and bring a little nature inside this fall!
Total cost: $1.00 for the wreath form from Dollar Tree + stuff I already had! Love cheap pretty décor!
By the way, I can’t wait to frost this white for Christmas like the Ballard wreath! (I think that I might be able to go back and forth and just spray it back brown for fall next year! :)
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