I can’t really decide if this one is a Pinterest win or fail. I’m still thinking about it. I’ll let you decide. The wreath I bought was falling apart and had faded after having it up for 6 years straight so I pulled all the berries off and was left with the wreath skeleton. Which, when my husband saw it without the berries – he’s like, “Great! We can just put that up!”. Lol!
I had some pine cones left over from when I bought some cinnamon scented pine cones from Michael’s like 20 years ago – lol. They had obviously lost their scent and had gathered so much dust. They were perfect. Also, I had my girls collect pine cones from the park as well. So we had plenty. I was trying to use stuff I already had or that was free. I seriously considered making one out of all the kid’s mismatched socks, but thought better of it. One day I’m going to figure out a use for those.
I cut the pine cones with a tree trimmer like tool. Or is it a bush trimmer? I have no idea – found it in the garage. I guess you can tell I haven’t done any yard work. Here’s a picture of it:
I actually thought I could use tin snips at first but no way. These things are hard to cut – you need something heavy duty. And some of the cuts aren’t going to go well so plan for that. Then, I put them in a box and spray painted them red – actually this color from Home Depot. I love red (it’s apple red):
I wanted to do multi-color but I didn’t feel like buying more paint so it’s all red which worked out because then I could just slop them on there however I wanted. I hot-glued them on there – seems to be going pretty well so far. We’ll have to see if they start falling off.
However, I think I could’ve spaced them out a little better – it looks like it has ears. Maybe I’ll add a few more filler pine cones at a later date, but I ran out of spray paint because I used half of it for something else so for now this is going to have to be good enough!
I think it looks especially good from afar – at least that’s what I think. Or maybe the Home Owner’s Association is going to write in the bylaws – no DIY wreaths – because of my creation. We shall see. Lol.
Here’s a close up: