DIY – Fall/Winter Pinecone Wreath on a budget!

A couple of weeks ago I saw a pinecone wreath that I fell in love with. I could use it for fall and winter and it was truly beautiful. The only thing wrong with it was the price. I couldn’t see myself spending so much money on one simple item that I could try to make myself.

I happened to be at target with my sister-in-law and we saw that there were boxes of pine ones for only $6 each! There were 40 small sized pinecones in each box and the pinecones all had wire stems on them (perfect for wreaths).

I bought two boxes of these cute little guys and then I headed over to Michaels to buy everything else I needed. I decided to go with the smaller sized wreath frame because I wasn’t sure if I had enough pinecones for the bigger one. This is the 12 inch frame, and only cost me $1.50 because I had coupons but I think it’s normally around $3.00. Still a steal!

And that’s it! Now it’s time to start making the wreath. I started with the outside of the frame and began adding one pinecone at a time and securing it with the wire attached.

Once I finished the whole outside it looked like this.

Next it was time to do the inside of the frame, which I did the same exact way. So easy!

After both the inside and outside of the frame were full, I added pinecones in the middle of the frame. This is the most difficult part of the project because it’s hard to get your fingers in the little spaces to bend the wire without breaking other pinecones around it. I used tweezers and it was by far a lot easier.

It also helps if you lay out the remainder of the pinecones in the place you want them. Like this..

This helps because you end up putting the bigger pinecones in the bigger spaces and finding small pinecones for the tiny spaces.. instead of realizing this at the end and not having enough pinecones or the right size pinecone for the space you’re filling! I hope that made sense! 😂

Adding the pinecones in the center ring gave the wreath just what it needed. It made it look full and beautiful.

I think the wreath looked fine as it was but why not add a little extra! You can go to any craft store and fine faux florals, berries, tree clippings, bows, lights, etc. and decorate your wreath. I went to Michaels and found these.

I figured I could cut little pieces off and stick them where the wreath was showing a little bit of the frame or just to add a little bit of sparkle.

And this was the final result! I still might play around a little and make it look a little better… but it’s pretty much done.

Hope you guys like! If you go and make one I’d love to see your wreaths, so please, please show me! 😊

P.S. This whole wreath cost me 20 dollars to make! And that’s only because the florals can get pricy! But just the pine cones and the frame cost me $13.50!