The 30-minute pinecone wreath DIY: a simple, budget-friendly, seasonal craft

For around $15 you can make this beautiful DIY pinecone wreath for fall. It'll take about 30 minutes with just a few supplies...

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DIY pinecone wreaths are a beautiful way to add a seasonal touch to your space. Fall is a great time to bring a little more nature into your home and there really is no better way to do that than with this simple craft. 

We're big fans of hanging fall wreaths on our front doors but, who said you can't have more than one? Wreaths are so versatile and can be used in multiple places throughout your home including on your porch but also inside, centered on a large mirror, hung on the front of a bookcase or as a welcoming touch to your entryway.

How to make a pinecone wreath

Making your own pinecone wreath is the perfect way to add character to your space also, combine this craft with more DIY fall decorating ideas for maximum effect.

Supplies

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1. Twig wreath: this grapevine/natural wreath from Amazon (opens in new tab) is a nice option.

2. Pinecones: from your yard or you can find them online (opens in new tab).

3. Hot glue gun/glue sticks: Ryobi has good options at The Home Depot (opens in new tab).

4. Ribbon (optional).

This design is sure to wow your friends and family, and give your home that cozy autumn touch! I found actually found this white rattan twig wreath (opens in new tab) and pinecones at Hobby Lobby (opens in new tab) and both were part of their seasonal decor half-off discount so the wreath was $10 and the pinecones were $3/bag. You can also find them on Amazon for a few dollars more!

As you can see, I only use pinecones around a portion of the wreath but you can of course, do the whole thing if you want a really classic DIY fall wreath finish or, if you want this to double up as Christmas decor...

1. Locate your starting point

Starting at the center bottom of the wreath, glue your first pinecone on using a hot glue gun. Hold it for several seconds until the glue has dried and the pinecone is firmly secured to the wreath. Glue another pinecone on diagonally to the first cone, but close enough that they’re touching. Select another pinecone to glue next to the first two, creating a grouping.

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2. Glue Pinecones in Groupings

Continue building off the grouping of pinecones, gluing them with sides touching but not side-by-side. Making sure you place them at an angle from the previous cone as you go will give the wreath a more natural and full look. 

Work up the right side of the wreath until you’re about a third of the way up. Repeat the process on the left side of the wreath.

Top tip: If you are working with pinecones of varying sizes, make sure to disperse them evenly throughout the wreath for a full and cohesive look!

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3. Finishing Wreath

Once you’ve finished gluing on your pinecones, you may choose to leave it as is or you could attach a little ribbon to add some color to the piece. 

pinecone wreath

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Finally, hang your wreath to enjoy your beautiful make throughout the season!

Pinecone wreath styling tips

If you want to make this into a DIY Christmas wreath, consider spray painting the pinecones in gold or silver and using red or tartan ribbon to give it a super festive finish.

I like Rust-Oleum's Metallic gold spray paint that's on Target (opens in new tab) and I tend to bulk buy cute ribbon from Amazon (opens in new tab) for the holidays. Ideal for DIY ribbon wreaths, wrapping gifts and lots more!

Dori Turner writes blog posts and feature articles on affordable design and DIY from her home in the heart of Oklahoma. She has a passion for teaching others how they can transform their home on a budget.

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