DIY Pinecone Wreath

posted by on 12/06/2012 | 24 comments (leave one of your own)

I’ve wanted a wreath for our front door, but I haven’t really found anything that I liked. Or could afford. When we pulled out the Christmas decorations, I noticed that we had a few of these fake, plain wreaths that I inherited from my mother.


Total yawn, right?  I think the wreath is about 15 inches across. I decided I could do something to jazz up the wreath, but that something needed to be free because I wasn’t in the mood to drive to the store.


I decided to make a pinecone wreath.  If there is one thing we have an abundance of, it’s pinecones.


I sent the kids to the backyard with a box and told them to hook me up.  Pretend that this photo isn’t from October and that my son is holding a box instead of trying to peg his sister with nerf darts.  Same diff.


I had no plan, no directions, just a glue gun and a dream.  I started gluing the pinecones on the inside edge of the wreath.  I ran out of pinecones quickly, we filled that box up three times.  I glued, and glued, and glued.  I was like a gigantic pinecone puzzle, you know, if puzzles were sharp and had thorns.


When I was done, it weighted 133 pounds.  I decided to hang it on our the front porch, I wasn’t sure our front door could handle the awesomeness that is this wreath.

Pinecone Wreath

To hang it, I used leftover fabric from my stash and I cut one long strip and tied it around the wreath and hid the knot on the back.  I then cut another smaller strip and tied the bow at the top and hung it on a nail.  I also thought it looked too pineconey (technical term), so I put a bird (ornament) on it.

Pinecone Wreath

Total cost of this project: free.

Bonus for all your hard work: burns and splinters.  Worth it.

  • Katie

    “Put a bird on it.” Love the Portlandia reference!
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  • MissCaron

    LOVE IT!

  • Jess G.

    I love it! And of course nothing beats free! Maybe you should add a squirrel to it? 🙂
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  • tara

    Haha I was totally going to say the same thing, Katie!

    That is a damn fine wreath. I hope it doesn’t fall on anyone because if it weighs 133 pounds it could be death by pinecone wreath for sure. 🙂
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  • Sarah

    Love it!
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  • Issa

    Am I the only one shocked that there isn’t a squirrel on that thing?

    It looks great by the way.
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    • Zakary

      You and me both, sister. You and me both.

      • Issa

        Hey ps. Shannon isn’t coming. Something about ditching us for her new main man. 😉

        Was wondering if you want to try and plan a time to go to dinner? Could be after Xmas even. Am super busy the weekend before but after that I have no kids.
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  • Sarah

    At first I was like, “Pinecone wreath? Sounds eh.” But that picture proves me wrong. It actually looks pretty awesome!

    (And seriously, that bird makes the whole thing. It’s a little pop of color on an otherwise super earthtoned circle!)

  • thedoseofreality

    Gotta be totally honest and say I would pay actual money for that…or I would happily send my kids in the woods to gather pinecones for free…aaaahhh, I can hear the blissful silence now! 😉
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  • Robin Jingjit

    Oh that is awesome!! At first I thought you were just going to adorn your regular, needly wreath with pinecones and I thought it would be cool. But having it be 100% pinecone is awesome. Hey, why is it saying pinecone is spelled wrong? It’s right!!
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  • Andrea @ Bubblewrapp'd

    Love it so much!!
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  • Jade @ Tasting Grace

    That wreath is gorgeous! And super clever. Way better than boring, regular wreath. I wish I could see it in person. I also wish we had pinecones over here.
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  • koreen

    Funny how the homemade wreaths weigh more than we do. Yes they do. Don’t give me the side-eye. Keep it movin, folks.
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  • Rebecca

    That is one bad ass wreath!
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  • Ami

    I love it! You’re so dang crafty.
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  • Becky (Princess Mikkimoto)

    Love it!
    Do you watch Portlandia? “Put a bird on it!”
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  • Emily a la Blog

    Turned out great!!! Wish there were pinecones like that here in NW Washington. Mostly, they’re small. And soggy. Happy holidays to your adorable family.
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  • Rachel

    That wreath is better looking than any of the ones I’ve been eyeing up in the stores. Fo’ realz. You did a great job! High five to you! Hope you were treated to a glass of vino afterwards while jay-z serenaded you.

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  • Laura

    AND it’ll work for any season. Just looks rustic. Leave it plain or change out the “ornament” by season.

  • Kelly @ Turned Up To Eleven!

    Well done! I love it.
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  • Elaine

    “a glue gun and a dream” – HA HA HA HA!!! Been there. Although not sure it ever turned out this nicely! Beautiful!
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  • Jodie in MN

    That is pure awesome.

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