If you like easy DIY projects, then you’ll love this painted pinecone wreath project. Most craft stores stock pinecones in their floral or seasonal sections. Or you might be able to find pinecones in your own yard, your neighbor’s yard or a park. Don’t you just love almost-free craft projects?
You can use any color or type of spray paint for this project. I chose a metallic Champaign pink. I decided to use a subtle, shiny color so that I could leave the wreath up for fall and winter. If you want to make a single-colored ombre pinecone wreath, just do a few light coats on some pinecones and darker coat on the other pinecones. Another option is to make a colorful pinecone wreath by using multiple spray paint colors. Have fun with it!
- 1 Floral Craft Frame
- Pinecones (enough to fill your frame)
- Spray Paint
- Glue Gun
- Glue Gun Sticks
- Wire for hanging (optional)
Step 1. Paint your pinecones and floral craft frame
This step should be completed outside or in a well-ventilated space. Place your pinecones and frame on a large piece of poster board, card board or used paper bags. Follow the instructions on the spray paint can. I just did a few light coats on all the pinecones. Let the pinecones dry completely before continuing with the next step.
Step 2. Attach the wire to the frame
If you are going to use wire to hang your wreath, you should insert the wire into one of the holes in the frame and create a loop. It will be easier to attach the wire before you add the pinecones. The frame can also be hung directly on a nail.
Step 3. Prepare your materials
Place a piece of poster board, card board or paper bags on your work surface, gather your dried pinecones and floral frame, and heat up your glue gun. You might want to arrange the pinecones on the frame first to make sure they will fit properly. Once the glue gun is warm, you can begin gluing the painted pinecones to the frame.
Step 4. Attach the pinecones
Apply a generous amount of glue to the bottom of a pinecone, place it on the frame, and hold it in-place for a few seconds until secure. Repeat this step with the first ring of pinecones. As you add more pinecones, you will need to adjust where you place the glue. You can dry fit the pinecones and attach the glue wherever needed in order to make sure they stay in place.
Step 5. Hang the wreath
If you attached wire to the frame, you can use that to hang the wreath. Otherwise, just hang the wreath on a nail using the predrilled hole in the frame.
Rachel Kauffman is vaguely interested in everything, but she is particularly obsessed with finding and collecting (and occasionally selling) vintage artifacts. When she’s not admiring and curating things that dead people have made, Rachel can be found making stuff: room sprays, tomte, pressed flower art, rugs, and whatever else she impulsively decides to try to make. She lives with her family in an adorable mid-century ranch in Prairie Village, Kansas. Email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Instagram @racheldeerhead.