{Fall DIY} Scented Pinecone Wreath

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pinterest has become the latest online obsession. Or time sucker, which ever you prefer. I have the app on my phone and spend quite a bit of time pinning amazing ideas...but rarely do I execute any of them. It seems once an idea is pinned, I just move on to the next. Which is completely ridiculous since the whole reason I pinned it was to remember to do it!


stop pinning, start doing


Young House Love and Bower Power issued a Pinterest Challenge, so I decided to get off the computer and DIY something I'd pinned. With Fall upon us, I scoured through my Pinterest Fall Board (creatively named, I must say) and settled on this pretty pinecone wreath, made by V and Co. Vanessa's is lovely, but I decided to give mine a slightly different twist, by using cinnamon scented pinecones!


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I thought of using pipe insulation as the wreath form, but since my Halloween Yarn Wreath didn't exactly hold it's shape, I decided against it. The hollow foam is probably too flimsy for the weight of 1087 pinecones, too.

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Believe it or not, I had this grapevine-style form in my stash. It used to be a ticky-tacky Christmas wreath from a clearance bin, but I saw through her bad outfit and got it for the body underneath.

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Since I don't have an abundance of pine trees nearby, I picked up two bags of cinnamon-scented mini-pinecones from Michaels. They have a curved shape, so I just glue-gunned (yes, that's a verb) them one at a time to the form, piecing them together like a puzzle.

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After the top was filled in, I glued some of the smallest pinecones to the inner and outer edge. The wreath form does show through in some spots, so I prefer the grapevine base better than painted styrofoam. It just seems more natural.

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She's actually hanging on the Living Room secretary by the front door, where the cinnamon smell is a nice welcome.

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The wreath weighs a few pounds, so a good sturdy ribbon is necessary to hang it.

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Thanks Sherry and Katie for the Pinterest Challenge...I'm thrilled to have a real-life Pinecone Wreath instead of a virtual one!

Feel free to follow my Pinterest boards if you're interested in more mindless pinning ideas! But kiss the rest of your day good-bye...and don't say you weren't warned!

** Also linking up to Home Stories A to Z, Tip Junkie, Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Just a Girl, Remodelaholic, The Shabby Nest, The DIY Showoff, TaterTots & Jello, Serenity Now and Thrifty Decor Chick**



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  1. Love it! I made my mom throw out her really old & ugly Christmas wreaths this year, so I promised I would make her a new one. This looks perfect! And I bet the cinnamon scent is delish :) xo

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  2. Nice idea to use scented pinecones! I'll bet it smells amazing! I like the idea of hanging on a piece of furniture too. I know what you mean about Pinterest- I have now started timing myself ;)

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  3. Love the wreath! It looks beautiful hanging from the secretary, but I also love it against the armoire (which is painted our favorite color)!

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  4. ooh i love it! and i think i have a bag or two of those pinecones i bought a couple years ago and haven't used yet!

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  5. love this! I wish I had a scratch and sniff screen so I could smell it. :-)

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  6. I know exactly what you mean by rarely executing projects you've seen... I've got about 86 projects waiting in a 'To-Do' Folder in my inbox, pathetic! This turned out beautifully, thanks for adding #87 to my bunch :)

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  7. Love this natural wreath! I've been wondering what I could do with these delicious pine cones, this is the perfect solution and just beautiful for the holidays!

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  8. Ooo I love that! It's a beautiful wreath and bonus that it smells good too! :)

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  9. I love it - I have always wanted to make one but was afraid it would look crummy... I think I will finally give it a go~

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  10. I love it!!! I'm going to make some Christmas ornaments made of pinecones.

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  11. It's beautiful! and I love the green ribbon! Did you get the ribbon at Michael's also?

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  12. This is really pretty and tasteful. I am thinking about my front door wreath I want to make already. I'm thinking of going with a blue and silver look...of course with some sparkle. Come on over and link it up to my Pinterest Wednesday!

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  13. I just walked by some scented pine cones this morning, and they smelled so delicious. Maybe I'll have to try this wreath!

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  14. The pinecone wreath looks GREAT!!! We do have an abundance of pinecones right outside our door...I have no excuse not to do this! :)

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  15. Love it! I bet it would look gorgeous with Christmas ribbon as well and then you could use it for the entire season! Was it very time consuming? Okay this may be a stupid question, but what kind of glue gun do you have? There are so many choices, and add in all the options on glue sticks alone, hot, extra hot, what-tha-what? I have a cheapy glue gun that sucks bad so I'm thinking a new one is a must for this project. Thank you Cassie!

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  16. It turned out beautifully! However, I think the cinnamon would get on my nerves after a week......

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  17. Perfect for Thanksgiving AND Christmas. It looks (and I bet smells) divine!

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  18. LOVE the "Stop Pinning Start Doing"... how true!!
    Stacy

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  19. Lovely idea and I bet your house smells amazing. I like Carmel's idea of giving yourself a time limit on Pinterest. It's so easy to get carried away. Love the ribbon too!

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  20. Glue gunned is so a verb! I love it, Cassie. That's adorable. I might have to copy as well.

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  21. This is the first time I've ever been on your blog and I really love it - Definitely adding it to my list of daily reads! Happy Blogging!

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  22. Love this wreath, great idea to use the scented pine cones! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Like everything else you create, this is magical fall goodness. This is something I would actually try. Great job! The only thing I've "made" from pinterest is Nutella Hot Chocolate. I'm not sure that merits a blog post. ;-)

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  24. Going to have to copy you! Love the ribbon.

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  25. This is really beautiful! Love how yours turned out.. great job!

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  26. I think I may have to copy this! when i walk in to Michael's and smell the cinnamon it makes me feel so happy!! Mmmmmm! Love it!

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  27. So pretty! Good for you for doing. I'm still sitting on my arse pinning away . . . . :)

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  28. Great wreath! I love the texture. So true about Pinterest...I have to get on this challenge asap!

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  29. oh wow, that looks great! so simple and such an impact...i'll definitely be re-pinning this, and probably attempting it myself. =)

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  30. That turned out beautiful! I totally dig that it's scented!

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  31. Love this! I have pinecones all over my yard that I am always looking for ways to use. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. Great post! Love, love, love your wreath! ...and your secretary desk- to DIE for!! I dream of having a desk like yours one day :)

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  33. Gorgeous wreath! I scented my wreath using bath and body oils, but I love your idea of purchasing the cinnamon scented ones!

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  34. Beautiful! And I bet it smells great! My Halloween wreath didn't hold it's shape with the pool noodle either. Dangit! It seemed like such a brilliant idea! I found you through Serenity Now. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I love your wreath so much!

    I will be featuring it tomorrow during "Sunday Best"

    I hope to see you there!

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  36. absolutely fabulous! your creation is picture perfect and thank you for sharing with us! i am your newest follower and i found you at 36th avenue! take care and wishing you all the best life has to offer!...

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  37. Really great idea. I always want to buy those pine cones but I never know what I would do with them. Now I do!

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  38. I love this wreath. We would also love for you to submit it to the Make and Takes spotlight page. (http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight)

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  39. I feel the same way about Pinterest. I pin, pin, pin but don't review all the ideas I posted to my boards. Thanks for the beautiful wreath idea, I'm heading out the door to pick up my supplies and finally make something instead of just pinning it!

    Thanks!

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  40. Love it! I'm trying to figure out how to make my own pinecone wreath right now, so this helps a ton! I have so many pinecones i my backyard!

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  41. And here we are... two years later.. still finding this on pinterest! Thanks for the great tutorial, I've been looking something straightforward! By the way, I *love* your secretary desk!

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  42. I love the look of this wreath! I am going to give it a go! I might invite some girlfriends and have a craft night. For this size wreath, about how many bags of the scented pine cones did you use? Thank you again for the inspiration!

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  43. I love this wreath! I am definitely going to give it a go! Do you remember about how many bags of pine cones you used for this size wreath? Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hi Sue -- my wreath is pretty big, so I used two bags of those scented cones. But you could make a great one out of a single bag, too! Have fun!

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