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Painted Pinecone Sunflower Wreath

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This is a great project to use some of the small pinecones that fall in my yard each year.
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The first step for any project using pinecones is to soak them in a vinegar and water solution and then bake them in a 200 degree oven for about two hours to clean the pinecones and to kill any bug eggs and mold that may be in the pinecones.
  • painted pinecone sunflower wreath, crafts, wreaths
Using acrylic craft paints, I painted lots of these little pinecones in different shades of yellow. When you think you have done enough for your wreath size, paint about 20 more because you are going to need them.
  • painted pinecone sunflower wreath, crafts, wreaths
Then you just start hot gluing the pinecones to the wire wreath form. To be able to create the sunflower look for this wreath, I first glued a 10" paper plate to the back of the wreath form to be able to create the center section of the sunflower. Next I added burlap ribbon in loops to the back of the wreath for the leaves.
  • painted pinecone sunflower wreath, crafts, wreaths
  • painted pinecone sunflower wreath, crafts, wreaths

Materials I used for this project:

  • Acrylic paints   (Michaels)
  • 12" Wire Wreath Form   (Walmart)
  • Small wire to make a hanger   (Walmart)
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To see more: http://modernonmonticello.com/2016/09/painted-pinecone-sunflower-wreath/

  • Rose
    Rose Mount Dora, FL

    Very pretty.

  • Roger_9084

    This is very nice. I have pine cones in my yard, so I might try this.

  • Giorgia
    Giorgia Brazil

    pretty

  • Bonniebutler777

    Beautiful

  • Elmakitty07

    Love this idea - am making one for my friend who loves pine cones. She will love it for Christmas, but can display it all year round

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