Make a large and luscious pinecone wreath for Fall and than turn it into the perfect Christmas wreath in an instant.
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.
But the topic of today is about another hobby of mine and that is making wreaths.
I have gathered a bucket fool of pinecones 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 an extra large straw wreath. Oh and my pinecones of course.
And started glueing them on.
Except after the first few went on, I could see I had a problem.
My pinecones 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 pinecones. 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 pinecones 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….
Come Christmas I really wanted to use my luscious and grand Fall pinecone wreath in my decor. But it needed to look a bit more like Christmas. So I gave it an update with paint and than I had this:
Looks good doesn’t it? Well the wreath in its wintery version was part of a whole spread of Christmas outdoor decor. I really love looking back at those garden Christmas decorations. I still love them.
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And did you know that wreaths are the perfect starting point for a centerpiece too? Another year I used the painted pinecone wreath ast the star of my garden table and turned it into an easy centerpiece.
Want to see more of those outside Christmas decorations? Well just click the link: outdoor Christmas decorations.
Loving this little pine cone wreath DIY in all seasons
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