You are gonna love this (practically free) DIY pinecone wreath project! You know how much I love the cheap projects that don’t end up looking cheap. Because who really likes that anyways?? This is technically a Valentine’s Day wreath but the thing with pinecones is that you can really keep it up all year round. It’s the heart shape of the wreath and the addition of the red ribbon that makes this very appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Or not really?
I used to do nothing for Valentine’s Day. But now that I have kids, I do like to put a few tasteful nods out around the house. I think they appreciate it. And I have really come around to the idea of decorating a bit for this “holiday”. This DIY pinecone wreath fits right in with that. It’s simple and earthy looking.
Here’s what you’re gonna need to get started.
- 12 inch Heart Shaped Wreath Form
- Pinecones in various shapes and sizes
- Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks (needs to be hot for pinecones to really stick)
- Floral Wire – (optional) but gives a little extra support to the pinecones
- Ribbon (optional)- pink or white satin ribbon would be gorgeous. That’s what I really wanted but didn’t have any on hand. Bummer!
Tutorial for DIY Pinecone Wreath
- Heat up your hot glue gun. Once it’s hot, glue your first pinecone to the wreath form. I recommend starting with the larger pinecones to help fill out the wreath.
- You can use a bit of floral wire to wrap the pinecone to the wreath form. I know some people have issues with their pinecones sticking or falling off later. Just be sure to cover up any wire sticking out later with more pinecones.
- After your first pinecone is secured, take another pinecone and glue it to the wreath form AND your first pinecone. This is going to be our method moving forward. Gluing pinecones to the wreath form AND any surrounding pinecones. You want to be as inconspicous as possible with the hot glue. It would kind of ruin it to see blobs of hot glue everywhere. This method will make the wreath more secure all around.
- I found these itty bitty pinecones that were so pretty on a walk with my son and I used those very last to fill in any holes and create more texture on the wreath. They also help cover up any wire or hot glue gun blobs. (technical term).
- You may want to periodically pick up the wreath to ensure that pinecones are not falling off or too wiggly. If they are, secure them with a bit more hot glue or floral wire if you can.
- Be sure to pull off any hot glue strings that may have formed.
- After you are done, use a pretty ribbon to hang your wreath. You can also twist some floral wire into a loop on the back of the wreath just hanging the wreath by itself.
This DIY Pinecone wreath will last you forever if you take care of it! I kid you not that I saw one of these pinecone wreaths for sale for $68!!! Craziness.
And again – you can make a version of these pinecone wreaths for almost all seasons. They add that rustic vibe which we all love so much.
I also thought it would be super cute to make mini pinecone wreaths and hang them in a trio. This would take no time at all to complete.
If for some reason you find yourself in a pinecone shortage – you can buy pinecones in bulk from Amazon and other craft stores. Even grocery stores tend to have bags of pinecones for sale around the holidays. However, even with just one or two pinecones and some added greens, you can make a modern hoop wreath like this.
Actually – that might be my next project! I hope you have fun with this one!