Friday, October 15, 2010

Décor on a Dime: Fall Pinecone wreath + link up your projects!

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.
Much better!

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! :)

Enjoy reading this post?  Get inspired by more of my Décor on a Dime projects and room makeovers!

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  1. I really like your wreath! It turned out nice.

  2. Awesome!! I made one too...mine was inspired by the one at Ballards...and I used pinecones from Target's Dollar Spot aisle. I had a little trouble with the "snow" but I really love the solution I came up with...salt!! If you want, you can check out my wreath here...

    Have a great weekend!


  3. Love this wreath!! Tip: If you are going to use pine cones straight out of the yard, you should bake them in your oven for a few minutes around 200 degrees or so to kill any small bugs inside them. It also fans out the scales of the cone too, so they are fully spread out!

    I'm working on a wreath myself but it's not ready for your link party yet! Hope I can contribute next time.

  4. Sarah,

    I had heard that about baking them - but only after I had made my wreath! :(

    Will have to do that with the rest of the cones that I have that I plan to use in Christmas decorating.

    Thanks for visiting everyone!


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