The holidays are practically knocking at the door. Decorating the home in a joyful spirit is a hard task, but one that will surely reward you with praises. Create a great atmosphere around your entire house with some Christmas DIY projects. How about an almost free garland or wreath? It sounds appealing, doesn’t it? Give it a try. :)
For this practically free wreath you will need:
Pinecones (free from the outdoors)
A Wire Hanger (from my closet)
Pony Beads (had these left over)
Hot Glue (I always have this)
ribbon or fabric (left over project remains)
You can just chopped down a few HUGE pine trees in there yard.
In the Christmas bulb wreath tutorial you attach the bulbs using the wire topper to the hanger. Obviously pinecones have no wire toppers, so after a lot of thinking and walking up and down the isles of my local craft store, I decided to hot glue beads to the bottom of each pinecone.
Pony beads worked like magic.
After I hot glued the beads I simply strung the wire hanger through each bead and arranged the pinecones how I thought they looked best.
Try to make the beads almost touch one another so that there are no gaps between each pinecone. This may take a little wiggling and adjusting but it will turn out beautiful.
Once all the pinecones make a lovely wreath you can be done, or like I did, lightly spray paint them with white spray paint. This will give the snow-kissed effects, if you will.
Finally attach a big bow and hang her up.