Why didn't the glue hold on my pine cone wreaths?

by Suzanne
I used 5X Gorilla glue sticks in my glue gun. They seemed really solid and then a couple weeks later the pine cones started falling off.

  6 answers
  • William William on Jul 21, 2017
    I use floral wire to make my wreaths. Hot glue or any glue won't hold for long. Especially irregular shapes.

  • Tammy Tammy on Jul 21, 2017
    I think that no matter what type of glue stick you use eventually hot glue becomes brittle. If you are looking for long-term you would probably be better off to use something like E6000.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jul 21, 2017
    Use some liquid nails or commercial adhesive.

  • Meg Meg on Jul 21, 2017
    Pine cones are heavy , i always wrap thin wire around the base of mine prior to attaching to a wreath frame , the only other way is to cut them in half then you have a much wider base for the hot glue and then they should be attached to a flat preferably poly wreath frame , you can place greenery in between the pine cones and any other silks of your choice , good luck.

  • Ras25497888 Ras25497888 on Jul 21, 2017
    Even if I use glue I also use wire. One trick I use on anything that is going to be stored like a Christmas wreath is, before you store it wrap in Saran (or any clear wrap and use a hair dryer to protect it. This worked so well for me on a wreath I made using Christmas ornaments. Five years and it is still looking great.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 22, 2017
    Have you tried any suggestions to repair this wreath yet? I'd like to know what works. Thin wire would always be more secure than hot glue for a wreath. I still don't know why your wreath fell apart because I have seen many wreaths only put together with glue. And Ohio is not as hot as Texas can be during winter. If you follow this up, maybe you could do a post on Repairing a Pine Cone Wreath. Thanks 😇