Would you like an easy fall wreath idea for your front door? This easy DIY pinecone wreath idea makes a super easy Thanksgiving wreath.
I transformed a simple cream heather wreath from Michael’s with pine cones from our backyard for a neutral fall wreath that’s perfect for Thanksgiving.
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Speaking of Thanksgiving, it will be here before you know it, so today I’m excited to join 8 other talented bloggers on our “Celebrate the Holiday” Thanksgiving Blog Hop! Thanks so much to Carol from Bluesky at Home for hosting our blog hop full of lovely and creative ideas to help you prepare for Thanksgiving!!
If you’re coming from Masterpieces of My Life, aren’t MaryJo’s Thanksgiving table ideas fabulous?
Be sure to check out all of my talented blogger friends at the end of this post for lots of wonderful holiday ideas!
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It seems to me that fall decorating season lasts a long time.
I don’t know about you, but our front porch decor sometimes needs a little mid-season refresh to make it through all the fall months.
At the beginning of the season, as we transitioned from summer into fall, I kept some of our bright pink summer impatiens and incorporated them into our fall porch decor. This was our early fall front porch all decked out in vibrant summer colors. Read all about it here!
As the season draws on, and a few nights with cooler temps zap our remaining summer flowers, it’s time for a little mid-season fall refresh, and the front door wreath is the perfect place to start!
I purchased my creamy heather wreath from Michael’s last year. At the beginning of fall, I added some colorful ribbon to coordinate with all of our colorful fall mums and bright pink summer flowers.
However, as Thanksgiving approaches, I like to neutralize the colors just a bit outdoors.
I really like this neutral wreath, but wanted to give it a little something extra. The inner edge of the wreath seems a little skimpy.
I decided that some pinecones were just what this pretty little wreath needed.
My wreath is no longer available, but the wreaths below in similar styles would make lovely pine cone wreaths!
We have three very large white pines in our backyard, and they produce some long narrow pinecones. I went foraging in the yard and returned with an ample supply of skinny pinecones to add to the wreath.
If you don’t happen to have pine trees in your yard where you can forage for pinecones, you can purchase some here to do the trick.
How to Make a Pinecone Wreath the Easy Way:
It’s easy to make a pinecone wreath when you have an existing wreath as a starting point. I just needed to add various sizes of pinecones around the wreath.
After I removed the ribbon from the wreath I began to glue the bottom of each pinecone around the inner ring of the wreath.
This inner part of the wreath needed a little something extra. It was a little sparse and the grapevine wreath was exposed. The pinecones were perfect for covering the exposed grapevine.
Space the pinecones around the inner circle of the wreath and attach with a hot glue gun.
If you live in an area with fall or winter temperatures that are pretty warm, then you might want to wire the pinecones to the wreath with floral wire instead of glue so that the glue doesn’t melt.
Since we live in Kentucky, and the fall and winter months are cool enough, the hot glue gun is fine to use for this project.
Use some small pine cones, or “baby” pinecones like the ones I found in our yard, to fill in some of the gaps around the other pinecones.
Add another outer layer of long narrow pinecones around the outer rim of the cones, and then you’re done!
Hang your pinecone wreath with burlap ribbon.
I attached a piece of twine to the top of the wreath in the desired length to hang the wreath on our door using a door hanger.
I always like to cover the black metal door hanger with ribbon for a nicer look, so I added some burlap ribbon to the top of the wreath to run up and over the door, hiding the door hanger.
Our fall mums have faded, so I regrouped and rearranged our pumpkins without the mums to carry us through a few more weeks until we start decorating for Christmas.
This DIY pinecone wreath is a nice neutral natural look for fall on the front door as we head into November.
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What else can you add to your diy pinecone wreath?
This DIY wreath looks great as is or you could embellish it with any of the following natural elements:
- evergreen stems
- twigs or branches
- magnolia leaves (real or faux)
- fall berries
- acorns or nuts
- corn husks
- spanish moss
Other fall wreath ideas:
1. Create a colorful fall leaf and berry wreath.
2. Make a cheerful blue and orange wreath.
3. Add a bow to a simple boxwood wreath.
Do you have an existing simple wreath you can update with some pinecones for fall or winter? I hope you try this idea to spruce it up and create a beautiful Thanksgiving or holiday wreath for your door.
It’s a super easy way to create a beautiful diy pinecone wreath!
Now, be sure to hop over to Bluesky at Home to see Carol’s gorgeous Thanksgiving place setting ideas!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanksgiving Blog Hop
I have the most talented friends! Be sure to check the links below to see all of their creative Thanksgiving ideas!
Bluesky at Home – 11 Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas
Peacock Ridge Farm – Thanksgiving Tablescape for a Feast
Midwest Life and Style – Thanksgiving Table on a Budget
Everyday Edits – Tips for a Kids’ Thanksgiving Table
Hen and Horse Design – Thanksgiving Holiday Hash
Sonata Home Design – Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Decor Idea
WM Design House – Thanksgiving Cornucopia
Masterpieces of My Life – Guide to the Thanksgiving Table
Perfecting Places – Easy DIY Thanksgiving Pinecone Wreath