Tuesday, December 6, 2011

DIY: Gold Glammy Pinecone Wreath

Here it is. In all of its glory. The DIY for the "Gold Glammy Pinecone Wreath." You all are going to be amazed by the simplicity of this project. So easy a two year old can do it. Ok, maybe that is a slight exaggeration. Unless, your two year old is a whiz with can of spray paint and a glue gun. If they are, you have a prodigy. Enroll them immediately in MENSA. Immediately. I digress. Let's spray paint. Let's get gluing. (That could be taken out of context. Sounds like we are at a huffing party or something. We. Are. Not. )


Supplies:
Styrofoam wreath form (18 in.)
One million pinecones. Not really. Bags of Pinecones (Dollar Tree).
Mix in pinecones. I used some pre-glittered and gold Martha Stewart pinecones that I purchased from Home Depot. 
Spray paint (your choice of color). I used Krylon Metallic Spray Paint in Gold Metallic.
Glue gun

Step 1:
So I skipped displaying Step 1. I figure you all are brilliant people and did not need to see the process of me spray painting all of the supplies. Anyhow, you will spray paint the wreath form and all of your pinecones. 
Step 2:
Start affixing all of your pinecones on the interior of the wreath. It is the easiest starting point and all of your pinecones will be able to rest clear on the space. Once your first row is complete, move to the exterior. 
Step 3:
Once that is complete, you will need to secure pinecones on both the inside and outside of the wreath form. This is where it gets tricky. Since no pinecones are the same or alike, some of the cones will not secure nicely for you. The mix in pinecones leant themselves to be very helpful and useful in this case. They are smaller, and they have a protrusion at the bottom of them. I used this to secure the pinecone into the styrofoam.
Step 4:

Hang. Admire the fact that you did it yourself. 
Disclaimer: I only burned my fingertips on 3 occasions this project. Progress people. Progress. 

What do you think? Super simple, right? We cannot wait for you all to give it a whirl. Please send pictures our way once you do. Would love to see it completed in other colors as well! 

8 comments:

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