DIY Pinecone Wreath With Acorns

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If you are looking for a simple wreath to make, then you will love this diy pinecone wreath with acorns! Let’s get started!

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Before I get too far into the tutorial, I want to mention that my friend Anna, from Skylark, and I joined up to do this project ‘together.’ She lives in New York and I live in Delaware. So we chatted on Facetime and came up with this plan to craft together!

We are sharing a fun Instagram Reel of how we crafted this DIY pinecone wreath with acorns together. I think you will get a kick out of it! Just click HERE to see it!

I will share a link to her version of this wreath at the bottom of this post. She used a different gold spray paint and I like it better than the spray paint I used!

diy pinecone wreath with acorns

Ok, back to the tutorial!

Gather your supplies. I have them listed below with links. If you have your own pinecones in your yard, by all means, use them for this fall wreath! I have tons but I wanted to be sure that what I offered you could be accessible in case you didn’t have any pinecones or acorns!

Speaking of acorns, if you use fresh acorns from your yard, bake them first. Yes, I said to bake them!

They have little winged critters and we need to……well we need to take care of that little problem 😉

Place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer and put them in a 200* oven for about 20-30 minutes. Let them cool and then you can use them for this fall wreath idea.

list of supplies:
  • wood wreath form
  • package of pinecones
  • package of acorns
  • jute twine
  • hot glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • gold spray paint (the one linked here is extra shiney)
  • disposable cup of water

step one: spray paint the wreath form

The first step is to spray paint the wood wreath form with gold spray paint. I did this outside and I applied two coats allowing time to dry in between coats.

The next step is to get the gold paint onto the bottom area of the acorns. The gold paint adds a little pizzaz. Like I said earlier, Anna used a different spray paint that has more pizzaz than mine.

Be sure to check out her wreath at the bottom of this post!

I sprayed the gold spray paint onto the water in the disposable cup. Just a couple of squirts of paint at a time. I show this inside my house but I actually did the spraying outside. And then I kept coming in and out of the house till I was finished covering all of the acorns.

step two: paint the acorns

The spray paint will lay on top of the water without drying for just a minute or so.

Then I dipped the bottom end of the acorn into the water – the paint will adhere to the acorn. I laid out each acorn on a scrap piece of paper until they dried. And I repeated the dipping step until I had enough acorns to go around the wood wreath form.

BTW, you could use a different color of spray paint for your DIY pinecone wreath. I can see this wreath with different fall colors in muted tones. That would be so pretty!

step three: attach pinecones to wreath

This fall wreath also has pinecones! The package I have linked has a couple of different sizes of pinecones. I picked one larger and two smaller pinecones.

I used my hot glue gun to stick them to the form. See the holes in the form? I kept in mind that I would use one of those holes at the top for the jute twine hanger. The pinecones are centered (somewhat) at the bottom of the wood wreath form.

Don’t get too picky about this! Remember crafting is fun

Here is a close-up of the acorns after the paint has dried. The gold paint adds just a little shimmer!

step four: attach the acorns to the wreath

I used hot glue to attach the acorns all the way around the wreath form leaving the top area open. I wanted to attach the jute twine hanger before I finished gluing the acorns on.

step five: add the jute twine wreath hanger

The jute twine that I keep in my project stash is heavy and thick. I knew it would be troublesome to thread it through the small hole on the wreath form. The tape will take care of that.

I taped the two ends of the jute (cut at about 24″) and wrapped it tightly. The tape will be cut off after getting through the small hole.

See what I mean? That hole was small!

I came up through the back and then back through the loop of the jute twine.

Then I pulled it tight and tied the end in a knot. Be sure to cut off the tape – it’s not that attractive 😉

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peanut m&m’s??

Ok, ok, you caught me!

I like to snack during a good crafting session! Hubby knows this truth about me so when he came home with a large bag of the deliciousness that Peanut M&M’s has to offer, well, I was just pleased as punch!

I literally ate every one of them for lunch.

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Here is the finished DIY pinecone wreath! Isn’t it so pretty? I love easy and simple projects like this.

When the projects are simple and easy, I enjoy them at a whole new level.

So many of our projects are big and detailed that doing this type of project is refreshing.

Of course, we still love doing the bigger projects around here!

DIY pinecone wreath

One thing I love about this DIY pinecone and acorn wreath is that it can be used for Christmas too! You could spray paint the whole thing in the gold spray paint and add a Christmas ribbon.

Wouldn’t that be pretty?

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It would be the wreath that keeps on giving! Talk about reinventing and repurposing!

I have my wreath hanging on a sign we make from picket fences. This one doesn’t have any words painted on it and I kinda like it that way 🙂

You can see the acorns were glued on randomly. I didn’t want a pattern to appear so I turned the acorns in different directions as I glued them around the wreath form.

I would love to know what you think of this easy DIY wreath! Let me know in the comments below. Would you use real acorns and pine cones? Or would you rather skip the critters and have store-bought?

Be sure to visit my friend Anna’s blog post to see her version of this easy fall wreath project! Just click the button below and head on over there!

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Cindy Rust
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  • Susan QC Susan QC on Sep 19, 2021

    I love this. Looks great and easy to do. Perfect project! I'm trying to figure out how the sign that the wreath is hanging on is constructed. I went to your site and looked at the fence picket projects, but didn't see it. I can see there are spaces between the three pickets, but can't tell how they hook to each other! I have pickets and would like to make this if you could help. Thanks.

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    • Cindy Rust Cindy Rust on Sep 20, 2021

      Jeanne, thanks so much for helping Susan out with this!! I really appreciate it!

  • Sha25881906 Sha25881906 on Sep 19, 2021

    I particularly like the random placement of the acorns. It really makes the wreath stand out.