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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Pinecone Flower Wreath


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.





And hang!




I think it's really cute!  And super cheap. 

Linking to several parties this week so pop over



12 comments:

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I love yours! Very cute! So glad you were inspired by my project :)

Nalamienea said...

What a beautiful wreath!! I love any crafting projects that use the lovely bounties mother nature provides to us free. hehe :)

You asked on my blog about the progress bar on the side of my blog - it's actually an application that I use through Ravelry.com. Do you have a login on that site? Here's the link to that forum, but you have to be able to login to Ravelry to see it.

http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/for-the-love-of-ravelry/11719/1-25

Keep up the crafty goodness! :D

ImagineCozy said...

Who would have thought that you could make flowers out of pine cones! I love that. Thanks for the idea.
-Angela

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Nice. Our church ladies tried to do this and they had a very difficult time trying to find something to cut the cones. I am wondering what it is you used!!

Rene said...

Nice job! I have been wanting to try this. I saw a pine-cone flower wreath hanging on a fireplace screen and it looked so cozy.

Maggie said...

I love your little pine cone flowers, those are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

Oh my gosh, my husband and I did this about 19 years ago. It is such a great look. You did such a great tutorial on it.
Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This looks fabulous! I love the little 'flowers' - who would have known they were even there! Thanks for sharing ~ great idea!

jenjen said...

That is really cute Bonnie! Great job! Those flowers are darling!!!

XOXO
Jen

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

How pretty that is! I made a pine cone wreath by wiring the whole kit'n caboodle onto a wire frame. It took months, lots of sore hand tendons, lots of poke holes in my hand. But it's very pretty. I'm very protective of it, as you might imagine.

mub said...

I really like this! I don't think I've seen pinecone "flowers" before.

maribeth said...

how cute! i never knew you could create a flower from a pine cone. hmmm . . . maybe for next year . . .