How to Add Nature's Touch: Making a Charming Zinnia Pinecone Wreath
This project is for all my Hometalkers' who live somewhere with an abundance of pinecones! For me, I had to buy them off Amazon since the city isn't really a huge source of natural pinecones.
If you're a fan of wreath making and crafting with pinecones, you're in for a treat. Today, you are going to learn how to make a delightful pinecone wreath, with a twist - we'll turn those pinecones into charming zinnia flowers.
Tools and Materials You'll Need:
- A big bowl of pinecones (various sizes)
- Acrylic paint (choose your favorite colors)
- Wire wreath form
- Artificial greenery (garland works well)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
With that being said, let's embark on this wreath-making adventure
1. Gather Your Pinecones
The first thing you'll need is a big bowl of pinecones. I used all different sizes but you can use what you find!
2. Paint the Pinecones
I started by painting the bottoms (or tops, I'm not too sure) of the pinecones. I only painted them halfway down. Be sure to get in every nook and cranny though, you can really slop on the paint here.
3. Add the Zinnia Center
Once the base is dry, paint a yellow center onto the pinecone; much like the center of a flower.
4. Husk the Pinecones
Next comes the husking. Pull, cut, or saw off the unpainted half of your pinecone.
I didn't think to use scissors until I was half done so take it from me, start with the scissors!
5. Assemble the Zinnia Pinecone Wreath
After you are done husking them, grab a wire wreath form and twist the pinecones into the slats.
6. Fill in with Greenery
After all your pinecones are in place grab some greenery and fill in the empty spots.
I used some garland from Michales and simply pulled off the pieces and laced them through the form.
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With a bit of creativity and crafty magic, we've transformed simple pinecones into a beautiful zinnia wreath.
I love looking at it hanging on the door and it adds the perfect touch of color to my apartment.
Let me know what you think!
- Pinecones (Amazon)
- Craft Paint (Michaels)
- Wire Form (Michales)
- Green Garland (Michaels)