I have a pretty amazing pine cone hoard.
I love them.
I’ve picked them up all over the place. South Carolina and Georgia have the best ones. I once collected an entire McDonald’s bag full of pine cone rosettes from a Cedar tree while Big Daddy was engrossed in a conversation with a group of his friends. I rolled the bag up really tight and hid them in the back floorboard of his car. Later that same day he found them. He thought it was a bag of garbage and tossed them in the trash.
Boy was I pissed.
These particular pine cones are from a Norway Spruce tree that I stumbled upon quite by accident last January. My Dad was in a physical therapy facility For a few weeks and that tree was in the parking lot! I’ve had them in a bag in my garage ever since.
Today I put them to use 🙂
LOTS of pine cones
Large dinner plate or charger
Smaller dinner plate
Glue gun and glue sticks
Spool of wide Ribbon
First, I traced a circle on to my big piece of cardboard using a white ceramic charger as my pattern.
Then I traced a second circle about 3 inches smaller using a smallish dinner plate.
This is your wreath form.
Once I was happy with the width of my form I cut it out with my kitchen shears.
Now just hot glue your pine cones on to your cardboard wreath form. I did lay my pine cones out and test fit them before I glued them in place just to make sure I loved how they looked.
It takes a pretty big blob of hot glue to hold one of these pine cones in place.
Here’s how my wreath turned out!
I chose to use a plaid wool scarf as my hanger instead of a wide piece of ribbon and I love it! I can see this transitioning well in to Christmas with a red plaid scarf.
While I was shooting these pictures my gears in my head started turning…..
The possibilities for this project are only limited by the sizes of the pine cones you can find.
Zero dollars were spent on this project
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