Make a pretty wreath for the holidays (or any time of year!) with pinecones, spray paint, and a few other basic craft supplies.
Don't drop big bucks on a fancy wreath. This DIY version costs little to make but leaves a big style impact. All you need is pinecones, spray paint, and a basic wreath form to upgrade.
We chose a blue color scheme for our wreath, but you can use any colors you'd like. For an ombre look, stick to hues within the same color family. We use three shades of blue as well as silver for a pop shimmery metallic. You can also create a monochromatic wreath, or alternate colors (such as red and green) for a two-tone wreath.
Gather all materials. Dust off any debris if you're using real pinecones, or remove faux pinecones from packaging. Lay down drop cloth. Then, in a well-ventilated area, spray a coat of primer on the pinecones. Let dry.
Once dry, spray primed pinecones with desired colors. To achieve the ombre effect, you'll need to use paints within a few shades of each other. For example, we used a mix of blues with small pops of silver. Let pinecones dry.
Safety Tip: Always use spray paint outside or in a well-ventilated area. Wear a protective mask and gloves, and cover any surrounding surfaces in the way of the spray paint drift.
Heat up your hot glue gun. When glue is pliable, begin attaching pinecones to the wreath frame. Glue on darkest pinecones first, then work your way up to the lightest pinecones. Let glue dry and hang.