Monday, December 9, 2013

Pine Cone Week Day #2: A Gold Pine Cone Wreath

Welcome to Day 2 of Pine Cone Week!

If you missed yesterday's post, you can find my chat about prepping your pine cones found outside for crafting <--at that link.

You might have also read that here in Whimsy Renee's territory in New Jersey we never get snow. Well, today we got a whole TWO INCHES of snow! And then it turned to rain, boo. But two inches! All the grass was covered! This is few and far between in our neck of the woods.

Anyway, back to Pine Cone Week.

Today I present to you:

And some falling snow, woooo!
This wreath is SUPER simple, but makes such a nice statement (and, in my opinion, especially against my red door, ow owwww!). PS: If you'd like to read about the wreath that previously graced my front door, you can check that out here.

Your materials:

Pine Cones
A wreath form (I used a flat 18" one from the craft store)
Berry picks from the craft store or another embellishment of your choice.
Hot glue gun and glue
Gold Spray Paint

To start, you'll begin gluing your pine cones around the outer edge of your wreath form, followed by around the inside edge, like so:

And then give it a nice coat of gold spray paint, making sure to cover any bare spots to make sure everything blends in nicely (but we'll cover up most of those bare spots, don't worry!)

Once your wreath is dry, you'll want to grab the embellishment of your choice. I snagged some berry picks from Michael's (at 50% off!) and took them apart.

Sweet gold spray paint manicure. And cuticles, sheesh.
And then twisted them together in clusters of three and glued them into most of my bare spots.

Wanna see?

Complete with some blurry falling snow. How seasonally appropriate, no?

And the best part? Not only did I walk away with just one hot glue gun burn, this project cost me less than $5 if I count using sale items and a coupon to buy the items I didn't already have laying around.

Check back tomorrow for Day 3 - Pine Cone Swag!

Heyooo! Click around to get to the rest of the days of Pine Cone Week here:
Day 3: Pine Cone Swag
Day 4: Pine Cone Ornaments

Wanna see where I party? Click here for an awesome list of link parties I participate in..

Also linking up to:
Coastal Charm
Savvy Southern Style
Imparting Grace
Home Stories A to Z
Jennifer Rizzo
A Handmade Holiday Link Party at Tiny Sidekick
Link It or Lump It Party at Delineate Your Dwelling
Crafty Christmas Obsessions at Glued to My Crafts
Foodies & Crafties Soiree at Mr. and Mrs. Winslett


  1. This wreath is beautiful and so simple. I especially love it against your door! I'd love for you to come share it at A Handmade Holiday Link Party going on right now at Hope to see you there!

    1. Thanks, Corey! Visited your blog and linked up...thanks for the invite! :)

  2. Love your pinecone wreath, this is just such a clever and pretty idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Love the spray paint mani! ;)


    1. I feel like I've been sporting a spray paint mani for weeks ;)

  4. This is a really pretty wreath and it's so easy to make! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Love it! It is my favorite pine cone wreath! I like the pink and gold together. I just pinned it!

  6. Thanks for linking up to A Handmade Holiday Link Party. I'll be sharing on my FB page this week!

  7. I love the simplicity of this wreath with the pops of red berries. I'm also a sucker for gold. Please stop by our Link It or Lump It party if you get a chance!

    1. Hi Amy! Thanks for dropping in and for your kind words! I'll definitely check out the party--thanks for the invite! :)

  8. I love your beautiful wreath! Very striking:)

  9. This turned out beautifully! I love how it looks against your door color. I'm hosting a giveaway for a beautiful chandelier that you should enter!

    1. Thanks, Kayla! I will definitely check out your giveaway. This girl could use a new chandy!

  10. I made a pinecone wreath for my house but after seeing yours I want to make a new one. Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from The Weekly Creative.
    Carrie Swenson @

  11. How pretty and your door color is absolutely fabulous! I've not seen a wreath made this way with pine cones and I like it tons! Thanks so much for sharing at Link It or Lump It this week!


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