DIY: Make a Shimmering Pine Cone Wreath

DIY: Make a Shimmering Pine Cone Wreath

DIY: Make a Shimmering Pine Cone Wreath

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MoneySavingQueen

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 15 at 11:02 AM

Hi everyone, it's Aja! I am all about using natural, textural elements when decorating my home. I don't go crazy with the seasonal or holiday decor (other than Christmas!), but a few touches here and there are nice.

One thing I like to have up is a wreath on our front door. I was ready for something new and fall-ish, so I set out to make something. This shimmering pine cone wreath is what I came up with! Want to make one, too?

Here's what you'll need:

  1. Flat Wreath Form
  2. Pine Cones (I scored mine in the Target Dollar Spot)
  3. Gold Metallic Paint
  4. Glue Gun (not pictured)

 

First up, spray paint your pinecones with the gold spray paint. I put mine in an old cardboard box to keep them contained. I only did 2 coats and kept it pretty light-handed. I wasn't trying to coat every inch of each pinecone in gold- I just wanted a little shimmer! After the first coat, shake the box a bit to move them around. That way you'll get different angles for the next coat.

Once your pine cones are dry, lay them out on your wreath to get a feel for where they look good. I noticed I had more of the rounder pine cones, so I made sure to distribute them all around the wreath.

It worked best to grab 2 or 3 pine cones at a time and figure out how to layer them, then glue them down. It was a little tricky since they have such hard angles. I did dabs of glue between the pine cones as well as to the wreath to keep them in place. I also tried to save the smallest pieces to add and fill in holes at the end.

Half way done:

 

All done! Once it dried completely, this wreath is very sturdy. I love how simple and textural it looks on our front door and the subtle sheen of the gold spray paint. It's not too bright or glitzy, which is what I was going for. And if you like a little more going on on your wreaths, it would be easy to add a few sprigs of evergreen or cranberries to give it some festive color!

I also discovered that this wreath would be perfect laying on your table at Thanksgiving with a few candles in the center. Now I can't decide which way I like it better.. maybe I need to make another one!

 

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