Have you found yourself wanting to mix up your home decor while staying safe indoors this summer? I sure have, and I was able to do just that with this adorable pinecone wreath DIY!
My wreath kit is from Needmore Farms, a local farmers market in Fuquay-Varina, NC. If you live in the Raleigh area, you need to check them out! Every season, they have the freshest fruits, veggies, and foliage along with fun products like this wreath kit, butterfly houses, and much much more! Give them a follow on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date on their seasonal offerings, specials, and events.
- Pinecone wreath kit from Needmore Farms (find it in the Misc. section on their website)
- Acrylic paint (you can use student/artist-grade or craft paints)
- Paint brush
- Clear coat spray (matte or gloss)
- Hot glue gun
After opening your pinecone wreath kit, lay out all the pinecones, so you can see what you’re working with. My kit came with two main “flower” shapes.
Now, it’s time to pick your paint colors!
I decided on a palette of sage green, muted turquoise, medium magenta, navy, light violet, and touches of gold. This palette matches my living room decor perfectly, which is exactly what I was aiming for!
Since pinecones are quite fallish, I think a warm palette of golden yellow, orange, and magenta would be gorgeous for the upcoming season! Whites, blues, and greens would be quite festive for winter! Honestly, any palette you come up with is sure to be a winner!
Now, we paint! I started by painting each pinecone a solid color (2-3 flowers in each paint color).
Once the first layer of paint dries, you can also add a little pizzazz with an accent color here and there! For the flowers that had clear centers, I painted those with a complementary color and then added little wisps of color to the tip of each petal as well.
Once your paint has fully dried, it’s time for to apply a clear coat.
I chose a matte coating, grabbed a clean trash bag, took my flowers out on my porch, and gave them a good spray (or three!)
I let the coat dry over night and then began assembling my wreath the next day!
Grab your pinecone flowers and your wreath to begin playing around with composition.
I really liked the look of three separate bunches, so that’s what I ended up going with for my design. I have a wreath hook on my bedroom door, so I left more empty space at the top of my wreath to accommodate for the hook that it would eventually hang on.
Once you’re happy with your composition, grab your hot glue gun and begin gluing!
If you want your pinecones to “nest” and tuck within each other like what I’ve done above, go slow while gluing and test how you’re going to place your pinecone flowers before you put glue on the back. Hot glue can be forgiving, but it’s best not to test it if you don’t have to!
Once your pinecones are glued, your wreath is done and ready to hang!
When it was all said and done, I had three pinecone flowers left over — one sage, one navy, and one gold. I will likely buy another grapevine wreath and make a little sister for this big guy here! I’ll be sure to share when I do, so make sure you’re following me on Instagram for all my crafting updates!
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