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Monday
Oct102011

diy: pine cone wreath

I was so inspired by the pine cone wreath I featured in this post last week, that I decided to make one for my front door!  If there's one thing there is an over abundance of in the state of North Carolina it's pine trees, and since we have a ton of them in our backyard, I headed out with my furbaby to grab a bunch.  This was a super easy (and inexpensive) diy project - all you need is a glue gun, glue sticks, an 18-inch grape vine wreath and a bunch of small to medium-sized pine cones to make it lush and full: 

I started gluing the medium-sized cones to the outer rim of the wreath, points facing out, like this:

Once I made it all the way around the outside of the wreath, I started filling in every bare spot:

For some of the tight spots that needed filling in, I yanked the bottoms off of a few smaller pine cones with some needlenose pliers:

...it made it a lot easier to fill in the rest of the wreath:

And here it is:

With all those pine cones, this sucker's HEAVY, so I had to use a metal wreath hanger, but then I covered it with 4-inch wide burlap ribbon to soften it.  I also glued a little felt onto the back of the wreath in a few spots so it wouldn't scratch the door.

What are your favorite craft projects with pine cones?  Hope you're off to a great start this week!

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