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.
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I cut hose into and hot glued it together to make base large enough.
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Need to cut pine cones down, tried garden clippers but they weren't strong enough so I used branch trimmers and they worked great.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  • Evelyn Monahan
    on Jan 27, 2017

    made the pine cone wreath but after awhile the pine cones started falling off even though they were hot glued on what was the problem never had a problem with hot glue before

    • Marrianne Rudy
      on May 7, 2017

      Try E6000 glue instead. While it will take longer to make because you have to leave it to set, they'll stay on in any weather.

  • Ed Mockapetris
    on Sep 29, 2017

    Beautiful! What would you use if you had no vacuum cleaner hoses to spare?

    • Peg34118090
      31 minutes ago

      Lowe's and Home Depot sell plastic sump pump discharge hose (24 ft for $12.00 +/-). It's light in weight but should work.

  • Virginia Duncan
    on Dec 13, 2017

    Did you use a solution to clean and debug insects from pine ones before using them? Others have told me pine cones usually have lot of insects?

    • Peg34118090
      28 minutes ago

      Put the pine cones in sealed freezer bags overnight to kill any insects. Let them rest for a day or so, take them outside and shake them individually before beginning work on your project.

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