Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to make a pine cone wreath using long pine cones. It is an easy, inexpensive, DIY wreath that looks beautiful, especially for Christmas!
And… the best part is that getting the pine cones ready makes your house smell AMAZING.
Pine cones, we have a lot of pine cones in our yard. A LOT!
I have been wanting to use some of them in my winter decorating so Tucker & I collected a bunch to make a pine cone wreath with.
DIY How to Make a Pine Cone Wreath that Looks Beautiful
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It is such a fun winter project for a cold dreary winter day, how to make a pine cone wreath.
Supplies & Tools Needed for How to Make a Pine Cone Wreath
- a straw wreath form (any size you want), I used a 12 inch form like this one, (FloraCraft Straw Wreaths, 12-Inch Straw Wreath)
- green floral wire and wire cutter (Darice Paddle Wire, 22-Gauge, Green)
- long pine cones (about 40-50) or 4 baking sheets worth to make this wreath(Gift Boutique 24 Pack Natural Pine Cones for Christmas Fall Thanksgiving Harvest Autumn Party Craft Accessory Decorations, 4 Winter Holiday Colors Red White Gold and Brown)
- glue gun & glue sticks
- white spray paint (I used Rustoleum)
- plaid bow I (Large Christmas Bow, Red Green Christmas Decor Pack of 2)
Instructions for How to Make a Pine Cone Wreath Step by Step
Step ONE – Prep the Pine Cones
I love the texture of the pine cones mixed with green evergreens & white.
Tip for Handling Pine Cones
Pine cones tend to have a lot of sap on them so wear gloves when working with them if you don’t want to wash the sap off your hands later.
You can buy pine cones from craft stores but its fun to collect them & bake them…its free & your house will smell sooo woodsy & wintery!!!
Collect your pine cones….
*For all of my local friends if you ever need pine cones stop by you don’t even have to call just come & get a few or a truck load… seriously you will be doing Jason & I a favor we live on an overgrown Christmas tree farm after all… not really but we have 50+ evergreen trees on our property*
Wash your Pine Cones
This gets a lot of the dirt & little critters off of the pine cones.
Important especially if you are using any pine cones to decorate with or hang your pine cone wreath inside.
I filled my laundry sink with hot water & dish soap, swished the pine cones around & then let them soak for a few minutes & put them on an old towel to dry.
Bake your Pine cones at 200 Degrees for 30 Minutes
Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil & bake at 200 degrees for 30 minutes.
Bonus…This will make your house smell delicious!!!
Very Christmasy…. like a walk in an evergreen forest.
Step TWO – Assemble Your Pine Cone Wreath
Lay your wreath on a flat surface.
Start Assembling the Inner Layer of Pine Cones
Add the inside layer of pine cones first gluing & twisting the wire (I cut the green wire about 10-12 inches long) around the pine cone wreath.
Make sure the pine cones can lay flat against the table (this ensures that your wreath will be flush against the wall).
Assemble the Outside Layer of Pine Cones of your Pine Cone Wreath
Add the outside layer of pine cones.
Glue & wire them in also making sure not to go past the back of the straw wreath form.
Add your Pine Cones to the Inside of Your Pine Cone Wreath
Fill in with more pine cones going row after row working from the outside in.
Add mini Pine cones to hide any straw wreath form showing through
Glue mini pine cones to any gaps that might be showing on the wreath form.
Spray Paint your Pine Cone Wreath
After the glue dries, lightly spray your pine cone wreath with white spray paint for a frosted look.
Add a Bow to your Wreath
Add a bow if you want to make it more festive 🙂
You can use one of the many wires to hang up the wreath.
Pine Cone Christmas Wreath
I hope this inspires you & answers all your questions about how to make a pine cone wreath!