This is one of those projects that has been on my list to do for many years, maybe 7-8 years, I just never remember I want to do it or don't find the time, well this year...
I am working on a pine cone wreath, a simple wreath packed with these wonderful natures treasures. Why now? Well I was at an ATM that I had to walk up to and there were all these pine cones laying around, I remembered the wreath I always wanted and told myself I was going to do it this year, or at least try. So I had meant to go right after using the ATM and scoop some up, but I forgot - yes it was only about 2 minutes, but I forgot. I did go back later that day and got a whole bag of small and large ones. As I drove around I was on the lookout for more trees in case I need a few more.
So I have sort of instructions I am following from a Martha Stewart Holiday book, they are not great directions so I have had some frustrating figuring out a detailed way to do it buy I now have a good system and a lot of pine cones that need to be readied.
- Pine cones
- Wire wreath blank
- Floral sticks
- floral tape - I am using brown
- Floral wire
- Glue gun and glue
- Pliers / wire snips
After they dry trim the stick to about an inch, then use the floral tape to attach a wire to to stick. From this point you secure the pine cones to the wire wreath frame. This is the step I am on now, actually I had about 10 on the wreath frame but pulled them to start over, actually to trim my sticks to one inch, then start over. I think I am good to go and will post more as I work on it more.