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Project

Pinecone Wreath

A wreath of moss and Norway-spruce pinecones makes for a decoration you can use year after year. 

Materials

  • 20-inch grapevine wreath form
  • 1 pound sheet moss fishing line or nylon thread
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 18 Norway-spruce pinecone halves
  • 60 smaller pinecones, such as those from Scotch pine, red pine, or jack pine
  • Nail or hook

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    To begin, lay the wreath form flat, and cover it thoroughly with sheets of moss (moss and wreath forms are available at crafts stores and garden-supply centers). Where there are gaps in the grapevine, pad the form with more moss to even it out. Cover only the front and sides of the wreath. Secure the moss to the form by wrapping it with fishing line or nylon thread. Tie ends of thread to a vine on the back of the form.

  2. Step 2

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    Hot-glue the Norway-spruce pinecone halves onto the moss, laying cones to follow the circle (as shown). Fill in the spaces between the big cones with smaller pinecones; glue the open ones so their tops face out. Hang the wreath from a nail or hook (no need to add a hanger on the back; the openwork of the grapevine wreath will do the job).

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2004

Reviews (4)

  • 29 Nov, 2008

    A more efficient and less costly way to attach the pinecones is to get a metal wreath frame from a craft store and w/wire, attach the pinecones by stringing wire throughout the cones onto the frame. Works like a charm and will outlast the glue and moss, which invites nesting insects. The glue gets hard after awhile and the cones fall off. Been there, done that...

  • 6 Nov, 2008

    Hello Carol,

    Kitchen shears should work well or a sharp knife on the cutting board.Hope this helps.

    monetgardening

  • 6 Nov, 2008

    Hello Carol,

    Kitchen shears should work well or a sharp knife on the cutting board.Hope this helps.

    monetgardening

  • 2 Nov, 2008

    No directions on how to cut the pinecones in half! I wish you wouldn't assume we know how to cut them ourselves!