For this week’s DIY Day, I kept things super simple. If you can answer yes to the next three questions, you too can make this easy and uber cute (if I do say so myself!) Thanksgiving wreath.
1. Do you have pinecones?
2. Do you have hot glue?
3. Do you have scrap paper?
Everybody with me? Here we go!
Step one: turn on hot glue gun and gather pinecones.
Step two: arrange pine cones in a pleasing shape, I chose a square.
Step three: hot glue like crazy! I found that if I applied the glue really generously and sort of squished the pinecones together until they interlocked a bit, they stayed glued just fine. It helps to glue one cone at a time and hold in place until the glue has hardened. If you wanted to make a really big wreath, I would suggest making a frame from a metal clothes hanger and wiring the cones to the frame. However, for a small wreath, hot glue works just fine.
Step four: up the cuteness factor with some embellishments. I created a mini banner out of some scrap paper. I just freehanded the letters, glued them to brown construction paper squares, and taped the squares to some twine. If a banner isn’t your thing, you could add pretty ribbon, some of those fall berry floral sticks, or anything else that strikes your fancy.
I love how my wreath looks just propped up on the buffet, but it would also look very sweet hung by some ribbon on a door or window.
This seriously took about 20 minutes from start to finish and cost me zero dollars. That is my kind of project!
Anyone have other fun pinecone ideas?