How to Make a Pinecone Wreath

Come learn how to make a pinecone wreath. It’s perfect for fall and the holidays and you’ll be done in one hour!

We have lots of tutorials for Christmas decorations, such as How to Make a Fresh Evergreen Swag, Easy Christmas Decorations made from Paper , and it doesn’t get much easier than using our delightful Christmas Printables.

How to make a pinecone wreath, a tutorial by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

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How to Make a Pinecone Wreath

by Ananda from A Piece Of Rainbow

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How to make a Pinecone Wreath: Materials and tools

Make a pinecone wreath, a tutorial by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

How to make a pinecone wreath, Step 1: Glue medium pinecones to inner wires

Start with the inner ring. Take cones from the medium size group, add a dab of hot glue on each of the two inner rings, and quickly place the first pine cone onto the hot glue.

How to make a pinecone wreath for the door, a tutorial by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

 

Make a pinecone wreath in one hour with this tutorial by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

 

Repeat the step until you have glued an entire circle of pine cones like shown below.

One hour DIY pinecone wreath, by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

How to make a pinecone wreath, Step 2: Glue large pine cones to the outer wires

Using pinecones from the biggest size group, glue a whole circle of pine cones onto the two outer wires of the frame.

How to make a pinecone wreath by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

The process is the same as in Step 1.

Steps to making a pinecone wreath by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

How to make a pinecone wreath, Step 3: Glue small pine cones to the middle

Using pine cones from the smallest size group, glue them to cover all the middle gaps.

These cones are a little trickier to glue than the first two groups, but just find a spot where it rests securely on the cones below. Use a lot of hot glue on the bottom of the small cones to stick them securely.

Vary the direction of the cones a bit to make it look more natural.

How to make a Christmas pinecone wreath by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

Now you have a basic pinecone wreath!

There are many ways to decorate this wreath, such as ribbons, green foliage, colorful berries, small ornaments… Just have fun!

How to make a pinecone wreath, Step 4: Add greenery

I took some evergreen cuttings and sprigs of berries, and tucked them in between the pine cones.

How easy is that?

pinecone wreath by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

 

Of course we can get more festive and add some LED fairy lights!

These lights operate on small battery packs that are easy to hide.

How to make a pinecone wreath with lights by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

I can also see these wreaths being used as centerpieces on a table. Considering how easy one is to make, why not make a few and use them on the door and on the table?

lighted DIY pinecone wreath by A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic

Ours is hanging on a wall in the hallway and we love it!

We’d love to see your pinecone wreath — drop us a photo here or tag #imaremodelaholic on Instagram — and be sure to check out all our other Creative Christmas series projects, and holiday printables. Be sure to follow along over on FacebookInstagram , and YouTube with #CreativeChristmas so you won’t miss any of our Christmas tutorials, recipes, and printables!

If you love wreaths made from nature findings, you would enjoy this dollar store hack: how to make wreaths super fast.

If you love festive lighting, try these simple mason jar oil lanterns, or these dreamy paper lanterns!

Wishing you a beautiful holiday season! Happy creating!


More beautiful winter wreaths:

If you've got an hour, you can make this beautiful winter pine cone wreath! Gather some pinecones and a few sprigs of greenery and follow this tutorial from A Piece of Rainbow on Remodelaholic.com

Originally published 11/2/2016 // Updated 11/30/2020

 

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21 Comments

  1. I have tried making pinecone wreaths from real cones I collected. I prepare them using the oven method . The pinecones keep breaking apart. Every time I touch them more of the cone falls out What am I doing wrong

    1. How long are you baking them for? Sounds like you are baking them to long. Or the temperature is too high. Maybe 200-250 degrees. I never bake or soak my pine cones and have never had problems with bugs.

      1. I also use floral wire and wire the cones onto the wreath as i store my wreaths in a barn after Christmas and the hot glue wouldn’t last and the cones would fall off.

    1. Yes! I made a beautiful wreath glue and pinecones and in a couple of days it started to fall apart. I live in WI.

  2. I am using floral wire to attach the pine cones to the wreath form. I’m sure I’ll use some type of glue–glue gun, contact cement (my personal favorite)–when I start attaching things. I half way there.

  3. Should we do anything to the pinecones that we find outside to prepare them prior to assembling the wreath? Thanks!

    1. Some people bake them to kill bugs and spiders but i never do and have never have a problem. The pine cones i used didn’t have sap on them. Some people soak them but then they would close up and need to dry to open up again.

  4. When making the pinecone wreath using glue to stick them to the metal wreath, do not put the wreath outside where it is cold. I had a beautiful wreath that I made this way and put it on the outside of the house. Well in a couple of days it started to fall apart. I live in Wisconsin.

    1. Hi Diana, it is slightly curved — most wire wreath forms are. You could probably do this with a flat form, but the curve gives it some extra depth that is nice.

  5. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly! One more question… Can you tell me where I can purchase the Fairy lights for the pinecone wreath and how long is the strand?

    Diana (Massachusetts)

  6. I am using floral wire to attach the pine cones to the wreath form. I’m sure I’ll use some type of glue–glue gun, contact cement (my personal favorite)–when I start attaching things. I half way there.

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