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Pine Cone Wreath

Wanted to make a pine cone wreath but I needed a base so I decided to use hose from an old vacuum cleaner. I like shopping in the woods around my home for craft supplies and that is were I got the pine cones.
I cut hose into and hot glued it together to make base large enough.
Need to cut pine cones down, tried garden clippers but they weren't strong enough so I used branch trimmers and they worked great.
I cut and hot glued cones all around, then I trimmed down smaller unopened cones to fill in gaps. I also made a wire hanger for the back using a wire coat hanger and hot glued it to the back.
I used spray paint over entire wreath. Paint was a bright sea foam color but the pine cones soaked the paint up causing color change. It was a nice surprise because I like the new grayish color.
I then spray painted sweet gum balls a bright glossy red but once again the color changed. Hot glued them on and was finished. I may add a bow later.
  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 15, 2015

    OH my GOODNESS! I love the end result! Also how smart of you to use an old vacuum hose! Bravo.

  • Rebecca solomon roebuck
    Rebecca solomon roebuck Dunbar, PA
    on Oct 15, 2015

    just love this idea

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 15, 2015

    Was not expecting that - love!

  • Nell Herrick
    Nell Herrick
    on Oct 15, 2015

    Ingenious, beautiful and so creative! I love it, how clever you are!

  • Brenda Turnquest
    Brenda Turnquest Tuscaloosa, AL
    on Oct 15, 2015

    This is one of the prettiest pine cone wreaths I've ever seen (including store bought ones)

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