How to make a wreath is always exciting when you start with organic materials. Did you think pinecones are only for winter crafts? Well, pinecones are more than that! Learn how to make a wreath from pinecones for Spring by following our simple steps. If you’ve been looking for a creative wreath for your spring home take a look at this wreath tutorial to see how you can customize your own!
How to Make a Wreath from Pinecones
Image via: Etsy – More Bright Ideas… – Pinecone Wreath Ideas
This gorgeous light blue wreath was made by Felicia Kramer, check out her pinecone wreath tutorial on her blog, Another Bright Idea
Pinecone Wreath Supplies:
About 40 large pinecones – size depends on size of wreath
Old newspapers (or other material to protect the surface while spray painting)
Ribbon for hanging
Wire wreath form or a wire hanger formed into a circle
Fishing line or floral wire
Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional)
How to Make a Pinecone Wreath Video:
You can find the link for the Pinecone Video Tutorial here.
Wreath Making Directions:
- Take the strong wire and form a round shape. Twist the ends together to secure them (if you are using a wire hanger you don’t need to twist it). Cut off any excess wire.
- Lay down the newspaper on a surface outside. Arrange the pinecones you want to paint; it is best if they can stand up. Spray paint them making sure they are painted on all sides, even from underneath. Let them dry completely. If you don’t want to spray paint the pinecones, you can use some acrilic paint and apply some paint to the edges of the pinecones.
- Cut a piece of fishing line or floral wire and tie it around the base of the pinecone, leaving a fair amount of string at the other end which you will use to attach the pinecone to the wire wreath form. Continue adding pinecones until you are satisfied with the result. Use some hot glue to secure the pinecones together if needed.
- Use the ribbon for hiding the hanger and hanging the wreath.
Spring ideas to use on wreaths
Using Spring ideas as inspiration for your crafts is a great way to adding a fresh touch to them. Spring is the season of blooming flowers and vibrant colors, so the inspiration you can get from this season are nearly endless.
Door wreaths for every season
Door wreaths are perfect for hanging on your door to welcome your guests and celebrating a special occasion.
What to consider when making outdoor wreaths
When making outdoor wreaths you will need to take a few things into consideration. One thing is to use items that will perform well in extreme weather conditions, like plastic or other weatherproof materials. Another thing is to know what adhesive and paint you should use. Hot glue for example can be sensitive to moisture, while some type of paint could not be ideal for when it’s raining.
Now you have learned how to make a wreath and in particular how to make a Spring pinecone wreath, keep the technique in mind for more wreath crafts. Think about painting pinecones blue, red and white for a patriotic wreath, silver or red and green for a Christmas wreath, or orange, yellow and brown for a fall wreath. Pinecones are a wonderful material to use in crafts and they will give your design a rustic touch that you will love. In addition, pinecones are abundant in many places, which means that the cost of your projects can stay very low.
For more natural wreath tutorials look at this other pinecone wreath tutorial.