Hi you guys. Thanks all for your love for my numbered pillows it was fun making them and I do see some more pillows in my future. If you’d like to see one of those pillows in your future don’t forget to check yesterday’s post for the instructions on how you can win one of them.
But the topic of today is about another hobby of mine and that is making wreaths.
I have gathered a bucket fool of pine cones from the garden at work. They were scattered all over the ground, just waiting to be picked up and loved on.
I decided a little wreath making was in order, so I set out to do just that….
Gathering the usual suspects: glue gun and straw wreath. Oh and my pine cones of course.
And started glueing them on.
Except after the first few went on, I could see I had a problem.
My pine cones were quite big and wide and I couldn’t get them close enough together
Hmm. Luckily enough experience has taught me not to give up too quickly. So I just kept adding pine cones. And then had the luminous idea to just turn some over and glue them on backwards.
Of course I did have to cut off the top to be able to squish them in there.
And that sounds a whole lot easier than it was. Those pine cones are tough and hard and resistant. I tried various tools, both powered and un-powered, but in the end just hacking/twisting/cutting away with a pair of standard garden clippers worked best.
I really like how the bottoms add another color tone.
I used an extra wide straw wreath, for dramatic effect. And wow drama it was.
Drama to get it on my door that is, because this baby is heavy!! And the problem is our front door is one of those plastic ones (it is on the list of things to change, trust me). So I can’t attach a proper hook to it.
I used duck tape. Both on top of the door (in the door frame so to speak) and for safety some at the back too.
So let’s all just hope and pray the fabric doesn’t slip out of the duck tape’s grip….
And of course now I have several ugly strips of duck tape on the inside of my door….
But heck! At least the outside is looking good!
Loving this little pine cone wreath DIY
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