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Christmas Cinnamon Pine Cone Wreath

Updated on August 17, 2015

How to Make a Wreath using Pine Cones.

Every year for our county fair I try to do something different. This time I decided to enter the crafts division and selected to make two items - an ornament and a Christmas Pine Cone Grapevine Wreath.

It's easy to make a professional looking grapevine wreath by adding various sized pine cones, a few bobbles and bows. I chose a more burgundy colored ribbon with artificial flowers and gold extras for this particular wreath, mainly because it's what I had on hand from last Christmas crafts.

If you're into DIY projects, consider making wreaths for gifts this year. Something I like to do is give a wreath that I have made to someone who has moved into a new home during the holiday season. Many times decorating isn't something they have time for if they are unpacking to get settled.

When my sister's husband was in the hospital for several months the last thing on her mind was decorating, so I made her a wreath using her wedding ribbon. She was able to take it to the hospital and bring it home still looking great, because I had used artificial materials.

Select your wreath, the color flowers, ribbon and any other items you would like to use. Make your own creation for any season using some of the ideas you will find from this craft. Let's get started.

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FYI

Time: Approximately 2 hours

Craft Level: Easy

Cost: Under $10

Tools Needed for this Project

Hot Glue Gun (glue sticks)

Hot Glue Skillet

Wire Cutters

Scissors

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Materials Used

Materials List

Floral wire green 26 gauge

1 Grapevine wreath (mine was 15"

6 Artificial pine branches

Cinnamon Sticks: 6 mini 1/2 inch pieces

1 Gold beaded strand chain

2 Mini gold ribbed gold balls ornaments

1 Cluster of gold berries

3 Artificial fruit

35 Various sizes of pine cones. 7 medium and 28 mini

Ribbon

Satin ribbons 1 and 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch

Gold fabric wired ribbon 7/8th inch

Bows (from the ribbon):

3 mini burgundy 1/4 inch bows

1 large burgundy

1 medium gold bow

Floral with Foliage

3 burgundy sparkled flocked poinsettias

3 gold sparkled poinsettias

5 gold glitter leaves

12 green leaves

1 holly berry leaf set

DIY Cinnamon Pine Cone Wreath

This wreath would make a nice housewarming gift.
This wreath would make a nice housewarming gift. | Source
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Step 1: Select A Wreath

Place cardboard or newspaper on the surface where you will be working.

Select the size wreath you want to use. It needs to be large enough that it would center nicely on a door. I used a 15 inch wreath.

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Step 2: Adding the Pine Branches

Cut artificial pine branches long enough that they extend out past the wreath a little. These were cut about 5 inches long.

Visually divide the wreath into three sections so that the spaces between each part are about equal.

Hot glue the pine pieces in place putting two pieces in an X shape like the photo.

You can see how the pinecones will cover most of the branches.

Grapevine Wreaths

Shine Company 6602 Grapevine Wreath, 15.5-Inch, Brown
Shine Company 6602 Grapevine Wreath, 15.5-Inch, Brown

This is the size I used.

Select from various sizes for artificial or dried floral arrangements.

Add flowers, ornaments, greens or anything to create your own unique wreath

 

Material You May Need - These aren't the ones I used, but similar.

Factory Direct Craft Package of 24 Winter Look Artificial Pine Picks for Christmas Flower Arrangements, Wreaths and Holiday Decorations
Factory Direct Craft Package of 24 Winter Look Artificial Pine Picks for Christmas Flower Arrangements, Wreaths and Holiday Decorations

Package of 24 Winter Look Artificial Pine Picks for Christmas Flower Arrangements, Wreaths and Holiday Decorations

•Each Pick Measures 15.5" High

•Made to imitate snow laden pine branches or a frosty forest morning.

•Use in Holiday Centerpieces, Mantle Decoration, Crafting, Florist work, Packages Accents and more

 

Vary your pine cone sizes for effectiveness.

My wreath incorporated items like these.

The cinnamon sticks were already cut into small pieces.

If you're not looking to make a wreath, no need to buy expensive arrangements.

Fill a container with sweet smelling cinnamon scented pinecones and cinnamon sticks potpourri.

Assortment Pack

Pine Cone Assorted Box
Pine Cone Assorted Box

Natural pine cones in box of 50 assorted kinds including Ponderosas, Austriacas, Lodgepoles, Jeffries, and Norway Spruce Pinecones.

 

Assortment Pack Scented

Scents of the Seasons Cinnamon Scented Natural Pine Cones for Holiday Decorations & Home Decor - 12 ounce Bag
Scents of the Seasons Cinnamon Scented Natural Pine Cones for Holiday Decorations & Home Decor - 12 ounce Bag

This is the type of pine cones I used. The bag had several sizes. Even though the cinnamon scent doesn't last long, I mainly wanted these for the various sizes and color of cones.

 

Select Pine Cones You Like

You don't have to use cinnamon scents,

but it's nice and gives an "air" to the holidays.

Snow Tip Pine Cones

Bag of Snow Tipped Natural Pine Cones for Decorating and Designing-1/2lb.
Bag of Snow Tipped Natural Pine Cones for Decorating and Designing-1/2lb.

Snow tipped natural pine cones for crafting or simple home dcor displays.

Approximately 1/2lb.in weight; sizes will vary.

 

Mini Pine Cones

Minature pine cones from North Carolina
Minature pine cones from North Carolina

Adding an assortment of sized pine cones to your projects will make them look more natural.

These miniature pine cones are from North Carolina with your crafting needs in mind.

Use them for decoration, wreaths, centerpieces, ornaments or bird feeders.

No chemical treatments or pesticides have been used on these pine cones.

 

Did you know...

The word pine cone can be spelled two ways.

Pinecone - simple closed compound word

Pine Cone - open compound word

Is that confusing or what?

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Step 3: Adding Pine Cones & Fruit

Glue two pine cones in each of the sections. Make sure they are medium sized.

You can see that all three sections are the same at this point. We are looking for balance. Whatever you do to one section you need to do to the others.

Next glue the dried fruit (mini apples) in each section, but make sure the left and right ones are facing the outside of the wreath.

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Step 4: Selecting Flowers

Choose the flowers you want to use and pull the tops off the wire stem. Place them in the middle or nearby so you can quickly add them to the wreath.

I have chosen large burgundy poinsettias with sparkles and small gold poinsettias.

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Step 5: Adding Ribbon

Add a satin bow just off center on the top of the wreath. Short tails on the bow.

Make sure the hot glue doesn't touch the bow part of the ribbon or it will ruin it. Just glue under the tied area of the bow.

You will be building on the bow so it's OK if it's not exactly perfect.

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Step 6: Adding Flowers

I propped this up so you can see how it is balanced. The top ribbon however is slightly to the right of the center top.

Begin hot gluing the flowers on the wreath. Add a large one on top of the satin ribbon right in the center so you see the entire poinsettia center.

Glue a small gold poinsettia on each of the three sections. Place it on the side of the pine cones sort of tucking them underneath.

Did you know ...

If you purchased a pine cone wreath it would

cost you over $50.00?

My wreath cost me under $10.00,

because I used left over craft pieces and

bought the pine cones after Christmas on clearance.

Steps 7-9 - Dimensions: 1 and 1/2" large bows cut 30" in lengths. 1/4" bows cut in 15" lengths.

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Cut the satin ribbon and fold it in half to make a tail.  Use wire or twist tie to hold the center evenly.Make a satin bow that will be a little larger than the gold one. Make bow using 30" of ribbon and wire the center.  See video if needed.Gold ribbon cut 2 pieces 15" make bows and wire them together. Puff out the wire ribbon bow.
Cut the satin ribbon and fold it in half to make a tail.  Use wire or twist tie to hold the center evenly.
Cut the satin ribbon and fold it in half to make a tail. Use wire or twist tie to hold the center evenly.
Make a satin bow that will be a little larger than the gold one. Make bow using 30" of ribbon and wire the center.  See video if needed.
Make a satin bow that will be a little larger than the gold one. Make bow using 30" of ribbon and wire the center. See video if needed.
Gold ribbon cut 2 pieces 15" make bows and wire them together. Puff out the wire ribbon bow.
Gold ribbon cut 2 pieces 15" make bows and wire them together. Puff out the wire ribbon bow.

Satin Ribbon

May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Burgundy Satin
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Burgundy Satin

Silky soft double faced satin Burgundy ribbon has a grosgrain edge.

Flexible 100% polyester comes in a 25 yard roll.

Also available in other sizes and colors.

 

Ribbons & Bows - These are the measurements of ribbon I used.

Craft Wire Edge Metallic Ribbon Trim: Gold Tones - 4 Yards Long x 7/8" Wide
Craft Wire Edge Metallic Ribbon Trim: Gold Tones - 4 Yards Long x 7/8" Wide

Gold trim wire craft ribbon comes in several colors and sizes.

Use for crafts, gifts, sewing or anything you want to give that special touch.

 

Tip of the Day

To keep ribbon ends from fraying

use a lighter to sear the ends.

Be sure not to touch the ribbon with the fire.

See below video on how to do it.

How to Make A Bow - Easy video on how to make a fast bow that looks almost perfect.

Really easy way to make a bow.

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Step 10: Adding the Ribbon

Affix the ribbon tails to the satin box. Hot glue it to the lower part of the wreath making sure it is off center and to the right.

Glue the gold ribbon on top of the satin one making sure the bow is not going in the same direction as the satin one. That way it looks more full.

Puff out the gold wire bow sliding your finger between the loops to extend them.

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Step 11: Adding the Gold Beading

Cut two strands of the gold beaded chain about 15" long or desired length. The photo only shows the first one I did.

Fold it in half and glue the center where the fold is underneath the satin ribbon.

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Step 12: Beading

Take the two ends of the gold beads that are hanging down and turn them up under the bow to make a loop.

If you want tails leave two ends hanging down.

Hot glue the ends under the ribbon as well. Press down to make sure it holds.

Quick Tip

Without touching the craft,

use a heat gun on hot to melt

the stringy glue on a craft.

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Step 13: Add Ornaments

Make three small bows with the 1/4" satin ribbon. Glue one on each of the pine cone clusters.

On the top left cluster glue the two gold ribbed ornaments spacing them a little a part.

Add gold leaves and miniature pine cones to each section. I used a different amount of mini cones in each section, because they all didn't need the same amount as a filler.

See photo.

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Step 14: Add Cinammon Sticks

One of the last things I did was add the cinnamon sticks. I didn't want to overwhelm it with scent or have them be the focus of the wreath that's why I only used six pieces. It was plenty and still smells great.

Add the miniature cinnamon sticks to each of the pine cone sections. You will have to see where the best place would be based on the sizes of your pine cones.

Each wreath comes out differently because none of the natural materials are the same size.

I didn't use pre-made floral picks or arrangements.

Berry Glitter Picks

Package of 12 Pearlized White and Gold Berry Picks with Green Leaf Accents- Measure 6" High
Package of 12 Pearlized White and Gold Berry Picks with Green Leaf Accents- Measure 6" High

Package of 12 Pearlized White and Gold Berry Picks with Green Leaf Accents- Measure 6" High

•Measure: 6" High and 1.5" Wide approx.

•Add to floral arrangements Christmas trees, winter wedding bouquets or even use as holiday package embellishments.

 

... but You Can.

Finished Christmas Pinecone Wreath
Finished Christmas Pinecone Wreath | Source

Close-ups of finished wreath. - Each section shows how they are the same, but different.

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Top of wreath. Look how the two sections are the same with one thing different.Top right of wreath. This section has the gold berries.Bottom of wreath. See the 1/4" ribbon is tucked under the gold poinsettia.  Two cinnamon pieces here.Bow at bottom of wreath. See how the gold beads have formed loops and in the center of the bow holly.Bottom of wreath centered. Left of the bow there are 6 mini pinecones.Left side of wreath. This is the only place with bulb ornaments.Top of wreath ribbon and hanging bow.Finished wreath.
Top of wreath. Look how the two sections are the same with one thing different.
Top of wreath. Look how the two sections are the same with one thing different.
Top right of wreath. This section has the gold berries.
Top right of wreath. This section has the gold berries.
Bottom of wreath. See the 1/4" ribbon is tucked under the gold poinsettia.  Two cinnamon pieces here.
Bottom of wreath. See the 1/4" ribbon is tucked under the gold poinsettia. Two cinnamon pieces here.
Bow at bottom of wreath. See how the gold beads have formed loops and in the center of the bow holly.
Bow at bottom of wreath. See how the gold beads have formed loops and in the center of the bow holly.
Bottom of wreath centered. Left of the bow there are 6 mini pinecones.
Bottom of wreath centered. Left of the bow there are 6 mini pinecones.
Left side of wreath. This is the only place with bulb ornaments.
Left side of wreath. This is the only place with bulb ornaments.
Top of wreath ribbon and hanging bow.
Top of wreath ribbon and hanging bow.
Finished wreath.
Finished wreath.

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Materials List Print Sheet

  1. Floral wire green 26 gauge
  2. 1 Grapevine wreath (mine was 15")
  3. 6 Artificial pine branches
  4. Satin ribbons 1 and 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch
  5. Gold fabric wired ribbon 7/8th inch
  6. Bows (from the ribbon): 3 mini burgundy 1/4 inch bows; 1 large burgundy, 1 medium gold bow
  7. Flowers with foliage: 3 burgundy sparkled flocked and 3 gold sparkle poinsettias
  8. Floral: 5 gold glitter leaves and 12 green leaves
  9. Pine cones various sizes a total of 35 pine cones. 7 medium and 28 mini
  10. 3 Artificial fruit
  11. Cinnamon Sticks: 6 mini 1/2 inch pieces
  12. Ornaments: 2 mini gold ribbed gold balls and one cluster of gold berries
  13. 1 Gold beaded strand chain
  14. Berries: 1 holly leaf set

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      Fay Favored 16 months ago from USA

      Thank you Susan. I made a new wreath this year, but haven't gotten the chance to write about it yet. Hopefully I will soon.

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      Patricia Scott 17 months ago from sunny Florida

      Lovely wreath and explicit directions...my daughter makes mine for me each year....

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Susan Deppner 17 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Your wreath is gorgeous! I need a new wreath for a spot above our fireplace. Maybe I'll have to give it a try this year using your guidelines and instructions. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Dom Begbour thanks for visiting. I hope you can get the things you need to make this wreath. You'll love it.

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      Dom Begbour 2 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I'm so trying this next Christmas. Great hub, thanks!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      colorfulone I have not doubt you would make a really nice wreath with your talents. Appreciate you :)

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      That is such a pretty wreath that you made, Fay.

      I would love to have just like it for the Christmas season.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      poetryman6969 It is a nice smelling wreath that the scent really lasts. I don't soak anything in alcohol. Not sure how that fit in, but I appreciate your visit.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      I like the idea of adding the cinnamon smell to things. I don't know about soaking things in booze though.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks peachpurple I appreciate your kind comment and visit.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, you sure are good at crafts,

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      aesta1 I like it when you visit. I learn so much about your travels and fun places you've been or seen. Don't you love it when those trips load you up with ideas?

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was just admiring today a wreath placed outside the Pousada where we stayed in Portugal and it was made of pine cones and cinnamon. There was another one made of cork so am keeping all those corks from now on. Cinnamon gives it a nice smell.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Craftymarie I've been looking forward to making more things with pine cones. For some reason I've been on a new kick with them this year. Thanks for visiting.

      motv - I hope your wife gets some ideas she can use. Appreciate your visit.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Hi Ibidii (Sherry). I can appreciate what you experience visually. When I learned about these tools I did the same thing and put them on my wish list. I do more things with hot glue than anything else, so they really aren't frivolous items I just wanted. Hope your Christmas list gets filled with these goodies. Glad you stopped by. Praying for your family.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      mbgphoto your pine cone wreath must really be something to have lasted so many years, even with being outdoors. This one obviously wouldn't take that kind of treatment, but you gave me an idea also. Thank you so much for visiting.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Perspycacious if you do make one I would love to see it, especially with all the variety of pine cones you have. Please let me know. I agree, a wreath is a really nice gift that lasts and lasts. Hoping to make more this year. Appreciate your visit.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Patsybell thank you for your kind words and support. Wish I had your pinecones. I had to buy these. I'm in need of a ton more (not really a ton, but lots) for some projects this season, but can't find enough of them.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      RTalloni I never thought about it for a hostess gift, but that would be nice. Thanks for your visit and suggestion.

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      Marie 2 years ago

      This is an awesome wreath. I love pinecones - we collect them and use in a bowl along with scented potpourri. This is a great idea and it looks so seasonal.

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