How To Make a Pinecone Wreath in 30 Minutes

Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!It’s that time of year again when everything begins to drop; from the snowflakes to pinecones and leaves. So why not take advantage of it? Gather up some pinecones and put together this darling pinecone wreath in as little as 30 minutes using only 3 supplies. It’s a great way to add some seasonal decor to your home while not breaking the bank. We’ll give you the step by step instructions with photos on how to make a pinecone wreath.

If you like this make sure to check out our Christmas category which has more awesome ideas such as How to Make a Burlap Christmas Tree or How to Make Poinsettia Lights Garland using tissue paper and twinkle lights!

Pinecone Wreath Supplies

  • Wire hanger
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Pine cones, we used approx. 3″ or 4″ inch size and it took 25. How many you need depends on the size of the pinecone. Larger pinecones will not work well.
  • White Spray paint, for snow effect.
  • Brown paint for hanger (OPTIONAL) This is in case any of it shows through but if done right it should not.
  • Pony beads – You will need one bead per pinecone. We used brown but black or clear would work.
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon or anything else you wish to decorate it with. We used a red 2.5″ ribbon that had sparkles on it.

Instructions

 

Heat up your glue gun and gather your supplies!
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Start by unwinding the top of the metal hanger.  (A pair of pliers may be helpful)
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Bend the hanger into a circle.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Once the hanger is in shape, set aside.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Grab your pine cones and begin by placing a generous blob of hot glue on the base of the pine cone.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Place a single pony bead, side-down, into the hot glue.  Hold in place until set.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Once it begins to dry, set aside as you complete the other pine cones.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Once the beads are all attached to the pine cones, begin threading the wire hanger through the pony beads until it is completely full of pine cones.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Once full, twist the tops of the coat hanger back together.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!At this point you can decorate your wreath or opt for a more ‘wintery’ look by adding some white spray paint.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!We chose to lighten it up a bit using a basic white gloss spray paint we had lying around.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Simply hang the wreath outdoors and spray downward onto the wreath, hitting the tops of the pine cones with the white spray paint.
Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!Once dry, take indoors and add the holiday decor of your choice.  Since the pine cones are attached using pony beads, you can easily rotate them around to get the exact shape and look that you are going for.Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!

Learn how to make a pinecone wreath in 30 minutes! You can decorate the base wreath however you wish. We used a big red bow. Plus it's an upcycle project!

 

7 Comments

  1. Elsa

    Wow! The pony beads are such a clever way to use on pine cones!!! Sorry, this amateur gets very excited to learn a new trick!!merry Christmas! Thanks for such a great idea!

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  2. Kate

    If this wreath gets stored in an attic in an area of the country that has extremes of hot and cold weather (20s to 90s…much of the country…but actually I think its the extreme cold…the glue contracts and the ornament pops off) you’ll find that the hot glue will not hold, and many pieces will have to be repeatedly reglued every year. Better to find a different glue that will hold up to the extremes.

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