I made my first ever pine cone wreath last year and since I didn’t have the proper supplies (a foam ring etc.), I improvised. Everything I ended up needing to make it, I already had lying around at home. I’d say the grand total cost of my wreath was the 5 euros I spent on the white paint, glitter and brushes (which I have left over and won’t be buying this year).
The wreath turned out absolutely beautiful so I decided to make another one this year (the holidays were pretty much ruined for me last year so I took my disappointment out on the wreath I had made, alas it didn’t survive).
I started off by getting a huge bunch of beautiful pine- and fir cones yesterday. They become all soggy and dirty when the snow comes so if you want to make your own once I post my wreath-DIY, you’d better go out right away and start preparing! You’ll get all the pine cones you need plus a lovely Sunday spent in fresh air as a bonus. If you’ve got kids, take them out for some good old child labor and make them gather the cones. They’ll love it!
Tip: All cones are good, even the ones that are wet and out of shape. We’ll be oven-drying them so they’ll change color and open up nicely.