This weekend we made a beautiful wreath that I had seen Emily at Remodeling This Life do before the holidays. Because winter is so long here, it's nice to decorate a little bit for the season, and not just take all the Christmas decorations down like I normally do. I think this was a pretty natural winter wreath that didn't scream "Santa Claus".
Plus, it was 49cents!
The boys picked a bunch of pinecones up from these trees.
I bought a wreath at Joann's on sale for $.49 before the holidays. I got out the glue gun and asked David to show me how to cut the pinecones so they looked like little flowers. Here he demonstrates (thanks to Thomas for all the great photos).
Start by cutting off the end of the pinecone with a sharp gardening tool.
Then make cuts a couple of "rows" up the pinecone.
They make a little flower!
Hot glue then on.
I think it's really cute! And super cheap.
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