With November in full swing, the crafting world has been revving up for the seasonal craziness that we love so much. From the cozy cool weather accessories to delicious baked goods, the holidays always have me swooning. Need some help setting the mood? Consider this simple pine cone wreath DIY tutorial for your door, wall, or mantle. This tutorial brings in a scattering of pearls for a classy touch of sparkle and shine. Once you’re done, hang it up, light a cinnamon candle, and curl up with your favorite blanket.
- Darice Natural Pine Cones or Pine Cone Picks*
- Darice Metallic Berry Spray (In Your Choice of Color)
- Foam Floral Wreath Form
- Darice Burlap Roll with Wired Edge
- Darice Small Acorns
- Darice Brown Glass 12mm Pearls
- Heavy-Duty Pliers
- Darice Mini Craft Scissors
- Darice Mini Low-Temp Glue Gun
*The number of pine cones necessary for this pine cone wreath DIY tutorial will depend on the size of the pine cones and wreath. I used 7 pine cones of varying sizes.
Step 4. Hot glue acorns in any open crevices and spots. Acorns make great fillers in the awkward spaces in between pine cones. You can also glue them on top of pine cones for added depth and dimension.
Because pine cones are oddly shaped, they may be prone to falling off and moving, even if they are attached with hot glue. Placing acorns in the open spaces underneath pine cones will give them support (and look super cute, too).
Step 5. To add the pearl effect to your pine cone wreath DIY project, use the cutting portion of the pliers to remove 8-10 faux metallic berries off of the pick. Place the cutter close to the berry; this will ensure a cleaner cut.
How would you personalize your pearl and pine cone wreath DIY project? Let us know in the comments, below! This natural wreath will transition well into winter but if you’re looking to create a more festive holiday pine cone wreath, give this snowy DIY winter wreath a try!
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.