Pine cone wreaths make a great winter decorating accessory. If your yard has a few pine trees, then you are more than familiar with the hassle of picking up all those pine cones when they begin to fall each year. Rather than making it into a chore, turn it into a crafting project. Pine cones make great decorations for the holidays. All it takes is a few simple steps to turn your pine cones into a gorgeous holiday wreath.
You will need approximately 100 pine cones, a double-wire wreath form, scissors, 22-gauge floral wire, wire cutters, leather gloves, and satin ribbon (or whatever else you want to use to decorate the finished wreath).
You will first need to stretch the wire wreath form into whatever shape you want to make your wreath, then reinforce it with the 22-guage wire. The best way to reinforce is to do a zigzag pattern. Make it as secure as possible. Wrap an 18-inch piece of wire at the very bottom of the pinecone. You should twist it so that there is seven inches of wire extending from the cone. After you have each pinecone wired, simply attach to the wreath in whatever directions or positions you would like. It is best if you keep them as close together as possible to create a fuller looking wreath. If you have different sizes and colors, you should interchange them to create a gorgeous effect. When you are completely finished, wire a satin bow to the top or decorate with other item you feel would complement your wreath.
Pine cones can quickly destroy the look of your yard, but before you throw them in a garbage bag and send them off to the dump, try and use them to bring more holiday cheer to your home. It is sure to be a hit with both friends and family when they come to visit!