How to Make a Pinecone Wreath
Nothing says classic Christmas more than a pinecone wreath. This year I decided to go for a twist on traditional, and paint them up into a more modern looking wreath – complete with lights for those dark winter nights!
You Will Need
Craft EssentialsHow to Make
- Start by looking at all your pine cones so you pick out the best ones, then lay them on the wreath frame so you know you’ve got the right amount.
- Wind a length of wire towards the base of each pine cone and twist to fix, leaving a good length of wire. I found it easier to use needle nose pliers but you can do this by hand if you don’t have any.
- Paint each pine cone, I used a water based metallic paint so that I didn’t lose the Cinnamon Scent on the pine cones and so that it was easy to work with. Leave to dry.
- Whilst the pine cones are drying, you can attach the battery box of the lights to the wire wreath frame using two lengths of wire, make sure you can get to the on off switch.
- When the pine cones are dry start attaching them to the frame. Alternating attaching the pine cones with winding the lights round the frame. It is easier to do it this way to make sure you get the lights in the right place and as you wire the cones into place that will also fix the lights.
- For the larger cones I needed the wire I’d already attached at the base of the pine cones as well as a second length at the top of the cone.
- When you are happy with how everything is attached trim off the excess wire and make sure all the sharp bits are either folded into the wreath so you don’t catch on them or filed off.
- Add the snowflake toppers to finish and a ribbon to hang if required