When it comes to Christmas, I tend to get a little carried away….think Clark Griswald meets Elf. Well, maybe minus all the lights. My first step in decorating for the holidays is to pop a wreath on the door; it’s instantly festive, and puts me in the spirit! It’s also the only spot we can have the feel and smell of real greenery (thank you, allergies!).
I love the fresh wreaths from The Home Depot (such a great deal, too!), but this year I wanted to jazz mine up a bit, so I came up with this DIY wreath made from pinecones and greenery. The secret ingredient, though, is a tiny bit of spray paint.
How to Make the DIY Wreath
Materials for the Pinecone and Greenery Wreath
- Grapevine wreath form
- 2 Bags of mini pine cones
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Rust-Oleum Silver Glitter Paint
- Rust-Oleum Pearl Mist spray paint
- Floral wire
- Fresh Evergreen Wreath
Glue pine cones to the wreath form, working your way around creating small clusters, until the entire wreath is covered. See the Pinecone Wreath tutorial on my blog for more details on how to complete this part of the project.
Add a light layer of the white or pearl paint, to give the illusion of a snow dusting, but not enough that it covers the naturalness of the pinecones.
Once that’s dry, spray a thin layer of silver glitter paint to give it some sparkle!
Allow that to dry completely, then tie the pinecone form to the live wreath using floral tape or wire. Fluff the branches around it so it’s nestled in.
Add a festive ribbon, and it’s ready for it’s door debut!
The sparkle and shimmer of the pearl and glitter paints are so pretty against the fresh greens.
Such a simple project that welcomes our guests with a big dose of spirit!
Cassie Freeman is a DIY and design-obsessed Texas girl, and lover of travel, fashion, sarcasm and Mexican food. When she’s not hanging with her sweet and funny family, you can find her kicking the ’80s out of her home, one budget project at a time, on her blog Hi Sugarplum!
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