I make small and large changes to our holiday decorating each year.
The reason for some of this is boredom. (“I’m tired of hanging the stockings on the mantel.”) Some is practicality. (“Putting glass ornaments in Henry’s would be the ornaments’ death wish.”) And some is just experimentation. (“I ought to move the whole dang Christmas tree this year.”)
You may have already spotted the change in our living room. After putting the (new) tree in a different corner of the living room, there was a blank wall that was bugging me. So, I made a little JOY display with three DIY pinecone wreaths.
I love how it turned out! And the white and red lights on the tree really shine in this corner.
I have a whole bin of these awesome DIY pinecone wreaths. I crafted them for our wedding in 2007 and they are still going strong. (BTW: I made these pre-Pinterest. Which clearly means I AM A GENIUS. I mean, how in the world did I do anything creative before someone else did it for me and wrote out a tutorial?)
The wreaths have held up so well, I figured it was worth sharing them now. I don’t have a step by step tutorial because I’m not prepared or professional. But, I simply hot glued pinecones to a flat wreath form (mine were wood from a craft store, but you could also just use cardboard and cut to size). I just arranged them to cover the form as well as possible. Then, I hit the entire wreath with a can of silver spray paint, which covered any spaces. For the added red, I hot glued the red berries from the Dollar Tree. So stinkin’ simple that I made a dozen of them. And so sturdy that you’ll have them for years to come.
I’ve used them in a variety of ways over the years, but this may be my favorite. I attached them to the wall with 3M strips and cut the word JOY on my Silhouette. Easy peasy way to make a statement wall.
What do you think of our DIY pinecone JOY wreaths?
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