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Christmas Cinnamon Pine Cone Wreath

Christmas Pine Cone Wreath

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How to Make a Wreath using Pine Cones.

Every year for our county fair I try to do something different. This time I decided to enter the crafts division and selected to make two items - an ornament and a Christmas Pine Cone Grapevine Wreath.

It's easy to make a professional looking grapevine wreath by adding various sized pine cones, a few bobbles and bows. I chose a more burgundy colored ribbon with artificial flowers and gold extras for this particular wreath, mainly because it's what I had on hand from last Christmas crafts.

If you're into DIY projects, consider making wreaths for gifts this year. Something I like to do is give a wreath that I have made to someone who has moved into a new home during the holiday season. Many times decorating isn't something they have time for if they are unpacking to get settled.

When my sister's husband was in the hospital for several months the last thing on her mind was decorating, so I made her a wreath using her wedding ribbon. She was able to take it to the hospital and bring it home still looking great, because I had used artificial materials.

Select your wreath, the color flowers, ribbon and any other items you would like to use. Make your own creation for any season using some of the ideas you will find from this craft. Let's get started.

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Tools Needed for this Project

Hot Glue Gun (glue sticks)

Hot Glue Skillet

Wire Cutters

Scissors

Poll: DIY Wreaths

Materials List

Floral wire green 26 gauge

1 Grapevine wreath (mine was 15"

6 Artificial pine branches

Cinnamon Sticks: 6 mini 1/2 inch pieces

1 Gold beaded strand chain

2 Mini gold ribbed gold balls ornaments

1 Cluster of gold berries

3 Artificial fruit

35 Various sizes of pine cones. 7 medium and 28 mini

Ribbon

Satin ribbons 1 and 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch

Gold fabric wired ribbon 7/8th inch

Bows (from the ribbon):

3 mini burgundy 1/4 inch bows

1 large burgundy

1 medium gold bow

Floral with Foliage

3 burgundy sparkled flocked poinsettias

3 gold sparkled poinsettias

5 gold glitter leaves

12 green leaves

1 holly berry leaf set

DIY Cinnamon Pine Cone Wreath

This wreath would make a nice housewarming gift.

This wreath would make a nice housewarming gift.

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Step 1: Select A Wreath

Place cardboard or newspaper on the surface where you will be working.

Select the size wreath you want to use. It needs to be large enough that it would center nicely on a door. I used a 15 inch wreath.

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Step 2: Adding the Pine Branches

Cut artificial pine branches long enough that they extend out past the wreath a little. These were cut about 5 inches long.

Visually divide the wreath into three sections so that the spaces between each part are about equal.

Hot glue the pine pieces in place putting two pieces in an X shape like the photo.

You can see how the pinecones will cover most of the branches.

Grapevine Wreaths

Assortment Pack

Select Pine Cones You Like

You don't have to use cinnamon scents,

but it's nice and gives an "air" to the holidays.

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Step 3: Adding Pine Cones & Fruit

Glue two pine cones in each of the sections. Make sure they are medium sized.

You can see that all three sections are the same at this point. We are looking for balance. Whatever you do to one section you need to do to the others.

Next glue the dried fruit (mini apples) in each section, but make sure the left and right ones are facing the outside of the wreath.

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Step 4: Selecting Flowers

Choose the flowers you want to use and pull the tops off the wire stem. Place them in the middle or nearby so you can quickly add them to the wreath.

I have chosen large burgundy poinsettias with sparkles and small gold poinsettias.

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Step 5: Adding Ribbon

Add a satin bow just off center on the top of the wreath. Short tails on the bow.

Make sure the hot glue doesn't touch the bow part of the ribbon or it will ruin it. Just glue under the tied area of the bow.

You will be building on the bow so it's OK if it's not exactly perfect.

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Step 6: Adding Flowers

I propped this up so you can see how it is balanced. The top ribbon however is slightly to the right of the center top.

Begin hot gluing the flowers on the wreath. Add a large one on top of the satin ribbon right in the center so you see the entire poinsettia center.

Glue a small gold poinsettia on each of the three sections. Place it on the side of the pine cones sort of tucking them underneath.

Ribbons & Bows - These are the measurements of ribbon I used.

How to Make A Bow - Easy video on how to make a fast bow that looks almost perfect.

Really easy way to make a bow.

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Step 10: Adding the Ribbon

Affix the ribbon tails to the satin box. Hot glue it to the lower part of the wreath making sure it is off center and to the right.

Glue the gold ribbon on top of the satin one making sure the bow is not going in the same direction as the satin one. That way it looks more full.

Puff out the gold wire bow sliding your finger between the loops to extend them.

christmas-cinnamon-pinecone-wreath

Step 11: Adding the Gold Beading

Cut two strands of the gold beaded chain about 15" long or desired length. The photo only shows the first one I did.

Fold it in half and glue the center where the fold is underneath the satin ribbon.

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Step 12: Beading

Take the two ends of the gold beads that are hanging down and turn them up under the bow to make a loop.

If you want tails leave two ends hanging down.

Hot glue the ends under the ribbon as well. Press down to make sure it holds.

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Step 13: Add Ornaments

Make three small bows with the 1/4" satin ribbon. Glue one on each of the pine cone clusters.

On the top left cluster glue the two gold ribbed ornaments spacing them a little a part.

Add gold leaves and miniature pine cones to each section. I used a different amount of mini cones in each section, because they all didn't need the same amount as a filler.

See photo.

christmas-cinnamon-pinecone-wreath

Step 14: Add Cinammon Sticks

One of the last things I did was add the cinnamon sticks. I didn't want to overwhelm it with scent or have them be the focus of the wreath that's why I only used six pieces. It was plenty and still smells great.

Add the miniature cinnamon sticks to each of the pine cone sections. You will have to see where the best place would be based on the sizes of your pine cones.

Each wreath comes out differently because none of the natural materials are the same size.

Finished Christmas Pinecone Wreath

Finished Christmas Pinecone Wreath

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Materials List Print Sheet

  1. Floral wire green 26 gauge
  2. 1 Grapevine wreath (mine was 15")
  3. 6 Artificial pine branches
  4. Satin ribbons 1 and 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch
  5. Gold fabric wired ribbon 7/8th inch
  6. Bows (from the ribbon): 3 mini burgundy 1/4 inch bows; 1 large burgundy, 1 medium gold bow
  7. Flowers with foliage: 3 burgundy sparkled flocked and 3 gold sparkle poinsettias
  8. Floral: 5 gold glitter leaves and 12 green leaves
  9. Pine cones various sizes a total of 35 pine cones. 7 medium and 28 mini
  10. 3 Artificial fruit
  11. Cinnamon Sticks: 6 mini 1/2 inch pieces
  12. Ornaments: 2 mini gold ribbed gold balls and one cluster of gold berries
  13. 1 Gold beaded strand chain
  14. Berries: 1 holly leaf set

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Sp Greaney from Ireland on November 09, 2018:

Love your idea and homemade is so much more better than shop products.

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on July 30, 2017:

Fay, this is a lovely tutorial hub. I just may making some grape vine wreaths, I throw so many away every year and have thought of use them for crafts. I'm so glad I stopped by for this fun idea.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on December 23, 2015:

Thank you Susan. I made a new wreath this year, but haven't gotten the chance to write about it yet. Hopefully I will soon.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 19, 2015:

Lovely wreath and explicit directions...my daughter makes mine for me each year....

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on November 19, 2015:

Your wreath is gorgeous! I need a new wreath for a spot above our fireplace. Maybe I'll have to give it a try this year using your guidelines and instructions. Thanks for the inspiration!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on February 24, 2015:

Dom Begbour thanks for visiting. I hope you can get the things you need to make this wreath. You'll love it.

Dom Begbour from Southampton, UK on February 19, 2015:

I'm so trying this next Christmas. Great hub, thanks!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on February 09, 2015:

colorfulone I have not doubt you would make a really nice wreath with your talents. Appreciate you :)

Susie Lehto from Minnesota on February 08, 2015:

That is such a pretty wreath that you made, Fay.

I would love to have just like it for the Christmas season.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on February 01, 2015:

poetryman6969 It is a nice smelling wreath that the scent really lasts. I don't soak anything in alcohol. Not sure how that fit in, but I appreciate your visit.

poetryman6969 on February 01, 2015:

I like the idea of adding the cinnamon smell to things. I don't know about soaking things in booze though.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on January 01, 2015:

Thanks peachpurple I appreciate your kind comment and visit.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 23, 2014:

wow, you sure are good at crafts,

Fay Favored (author) from USA on December 19, 2014:

aesta1 I like it when you visit. I learn so much about your travels and fun places you've been or seen. Don't you love it when those trips load you up with ideas?

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 11, 2014:

I was just admiring today a wreath placed outside the Pousada where we stayed in Portugal and it was made of pine cones and cinnamon. There was another one made of cork so am keeping all those corks from now on. Cinnamon gives it a nice smell.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 26, 2014:

Craftymarie I've been looking forward to making more things with pine cones. For some reason I've been on a new kick with them this year. Thanks for visiting.

motv - I hope your wife gets some ideas she can use. Appreciate your visit.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 26, 2014:

Hi Ibidii (Sherry). I can appreciate what you experience visually. When I learned about these tools I did the same thing and put them on my wish list. I do more things with hot glue than anything else, so they really aren't frivolous items I just wanted. Hope your Christmas list gets filled with these goodies. Glad you stopped by. Praying for your family.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 26, 2014:

mbgphoto your pine cone wreath must really be something to have lasted so many years, even with being outdoors. This one obviously wouldn't take that kind of treatment, but you gave me an idea also. Thank you so much for visiting.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 26, 2014:

Perspycacious if you do make one I would love to see it, especially with all the variety of pine cones you have. Please let me know. I agree, a wreath is a really nice gift that lasts and lasts. Hoping to make more this year. Appreciate your visit.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 24, 2014:

Patsybell thank you for your kind words and support. Wish I had your pinecones. I had to buy these. I'm in need of a ton more (not really a ton, but lots) for some projects this season, but can't find enough of them.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 24, 2014:

RTalloni I never thought about it for a hostess gift, but that would be nice. Thanks for your visit and suggestion.

Marie on November 24, 2014:

This is an awesome wreath. I love pinecones - we collect them and use in a bowl along with scented potpourri. This is a great idea and it looks so seasonal.

Ivan Lima from U.S on November 20, 2014:

My wife must read this! Thanks!

Ibidii on November 20, 2014:

What a beautiful wreath! I love Poinsettias! I did not know there was such crafty tools such as the pick up putty tool and the glue gun finger tips and mat etc. I just finished some crafts using the glue gun and as you know I am legally blind. These two items are on my wish list for Christmas! Lovely tutorial Fay! Blessings to you and your Husband and family! ~Sherry

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on November 20, 2014:

This wreath is lovely. I have a full pine cone wreath that my sister made me probably 30 years ok and even though I put it outside each year it is still in great shape. I do change out some of the decorations on it every few years. Your page has given me some ideas for this year. Thanks.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on November 20, 2014:

A young friend gave us a small wreath one Christmas that we still treasure for its thoughtfulness. How great is that for a gift!

I believe a wreath could be made largely from the pine cones, and we have an abundance each year from our tall and beautiful blue spruce. If I finally do one (and it comes out well) I will post a photo. As there are many other pines and cones nearby, I can make one or more of assorted cones. Good tips. Thanks.

Patsy Bell Hobson from zone 6a, Southeast Missouri, USA on November 20, 2014:

I have a backyard full of pine cones! Your wreath is beautiful. No doubt, you have made the holidays merrier by sharing your talents. Voted up U,I, Pinned

RTalloni on November 19, 2014:

Oooh, this would smell wonderful hanging in a sunny spot! Thanks for sharing your method in an interestingly done hub. This type wreath could make a nice hostess gift.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 19, 2014:

Sylvestermouse what a sweet comment. I would love that. Maybe one day it will happen.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 19, 2014:

SandyMertens thanks for visiting. I hope the instructions were clear making this a fun project to make. Always good to see you :)

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on November 14, 2014:

This wreath is so very beautiful! I really do wish we lived closer together so we could make them together. We could have our own little wreath workshop :)

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on November 13, 2014:

This is so pretty. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 12, 2014:

Thank you for you kind comment Redneck Lady Luck. I appreciate it and your visit.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 12, 2014:

Elsie Hagley thank you for you visit and comment. I was glad that I made this early for my place. Hoping to make some more for gifts.

Dressage Husband too funny. That's not what I had in mind when making this wreath. I like making Christmas items and needed to make one for the county fair competition. I don't think they would like it if I submitted one I bought :) Appreciate your kind words and thumbs up.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 12, 2014:

poetryman6969 there's something about the wonderful smell of cinnamon at Christmas. Thanks for considering this an idea for your next wreath.

debW07 thank you for your visit and kind words. Nice to see you.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 12, 2014:

Thank you WriterJanis for the thumbs up. You always are an encourager. Nice to see you.

Just Ask Susan 7 How kind. I'm sure your wreath was beautiful. Appreciate the pin.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 12, 2014:

JoyfulPamela2 thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you like the wreath and would be honored if you made one. Let me know if you do, I'd like to see it.

Jackie Lynnley I hope you give it another go. I'm sure it would look nice with your talent.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on November 11, 2014:

Absolutely positively beautiful :)

Stephen J Parkin from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 11, 2014:

Favored, I think you are trying to put our professional Wreath makers out of business. Voted up as interesting and awesome.

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on November 11, 2014:

Very interesting, you made a beautiful wreath, with christmas nearly here, now is the time to start making one, I think my family would like this. Thanks.

debW07 on October 12, 2014:

What a beautiful wreath. Excellent job on the wreath and Hub!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on October 03, 2014:

pstraubie48 It's nice to have people in the family who can do crafts. They make nice gifts along with memories. Thanks for your kind comments.

poetryman6969 on September 26, 2014:

Cinnamon is a very interesting element to add to the wreathe. We need to consider that when my wife makes a new one.

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on September 23, 2014:

What a beautiful job! I once made a wreath but it looked nothing like yours. Pinning in case I decide to make one this year.

Janis from California on September 22, 2014:

This is absolutely beautiful. You are so talented. Voted up and useful.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on September 19, 2014:

I used to make wreaths years ago from ground pine and they were very pretty but so much work. Yours are very pretty and look so easy to do I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on September 17, 2014:

How beautiful! I made a wreath years ago and have been trying to use it every year since - let's just say, I think it's time to make a new one. I love your ideas and how easy you make it look. Thanks for sharing!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on September 17, 2014:

O my daughter is the wreath maker for our family. Each year she makes us a spectacular wreath...I have one that I put up also that she made a few years ago

The directions for this wreath are so clear..thanks and it turned out beautifully

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

Fay Favored (author) from USA on August 04, 2014:

@TreasuresBrenda: I have no doubt that you still are Brenda.

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on August 02, 2014:

You are crafty! I was once upon a time, LOL!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on August 01, 2014:

@Lorelei Cohen: You're welcome here anytime Lorelei. Nice to see you.

Lorelei Cohen on July 30, 2014:

It is absolutely beautiful. I love the Christmas colors of red and green. It makes a person feel so welcome.

Deborah Carr from Orange County, California on July 29, 2014:

What a gorgeous wreath! I love it! :)

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@shellys-space: Thanks. Nice to see you.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@tazzytamar: Me too. Since making this it's very much on my mind.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@Rhonda Lytle: It does and it's easy. I'm sure with your talent it would be a breeze.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@esmonaco: What a kind thing to say. Thanks so much.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@RinchenChodron: Appreciate your comment.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

@Faye Rutledge: Thanks.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 28, 2014:

@Sylvestermouse: I can image how beautiful your house is with all your crafts. I think it's a good idea to sell them at a craft fair, but parting with our "masterpieces" is sometime hard.

Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on July 28, 2014:

Your Christmas pine cone wreath turned out beautiful!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on July 27, 2014:

What a beautiful wreath and I am sure it smells divine! I used to make a lot of wreaths for friends and family until I ran out of wall space in all of our homes :) I need to start selling in craft fairs. I always enjoyed making the wreaths.

Anna from chichester on July 25, 2014:

Oh Fay this is beautiful! - cinnamon always makes me think of Christmas baking :)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on July 25, 2014:

These are really beautiful

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 25, 2014:

@SusanDeppner: Thanks Susan. I appreciate your visit.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 25, 2014:

@PAINTDRIPS: Thanks Denise. Nice to see you.

Eugene Samuel Monaco from Lakewood New York on July 25, 2014:

Very beautiful wreath! Anybody would be proud to hang this for the Holidays Thanks

RinchenChodron on July 25, 2014:

Using bergundy made it very rich looking. Very lovely.

Rhonda Lytle from Deep in the heart of Dixie on July 24, 2014:

Absolutely beautiful! I bet it smells great. I so want to try this!

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 24, 2014:

Great instructions and very clear. I love it.

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on July 24, 2014:

My favorite kind of Christmas wreath. So easy and beautiful! Nice job!

Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on July 24, 2014:

Beautiful Christmas wreath!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 23, 2014:

@Merrci: Thank you. It is fun trying new things. Appreciate your visit Merrci.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 23, 2014:

@Craftymarie: Thank you. I'd like to see your wreaths as well.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 23, 2014:

@GrammieOlivia: Thank you. It's good to see you.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on July 23, 2014:

It's beautiful! You've given clear instructions how to do our own too. I think it's a very fun idea to try different things for your county fair! What a fun idea to experiment in different categories. Very cool lens, Favored1.

Marie on July 22, 2014:

This is a stunning wreath, so beautiful. I have made ribbon and fabric wreaths but not this style before. Gorgeous and great instructions.

GrammieOlivia on July 22, 2014:

nice job!

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