DIY Hanging Pine Cone Wreath

I’ve been on the hunt for a cute fall wreath lately and they’re all either too expensive or just not exactly my style. I recently came across a pine cone wreath on Pinterest a couple weeks back and thought, OK I have quite a bit of pine cones from my christmas decor I can make this work. But then I saw the hanging pine cone wreath and thought, OK I can get that done in 15 minutes!

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The other day I stopped at Michael’s to find some ribbon for my wreath and used a 40% coupon (love the app!). That was all I needed to for my wreath and I had some time before work today so I got to work! I went down to the basement and got a bag of pine cones from one of our christmas containers, grabbed the hot glue gun, some scissors, measuring tape and a ribbon and I was ready to get to work!

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Step by step:

  • cut ribbon into 24″ strips
  • adhere ribbon to pine cone with glue gun
  • stagger pine cones and tie together with remaining ribbon

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I only had enough ribbon for 7 pine cones, so I only used 7 pine cones and I think it works perfectly! This is such an easy project and since I had all the materials (minus the ribbon) it only cost me $3! Compared to wreaths in the stores at $45+ this was a steal!

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I think I will be adding some bows to the tops of the pinecones because they do look a little messy with just the end of the ribbon resting on the pine cones and all the straggly dried hot glue. But still, easy peasy!

 

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Our First Home

My husband, Kevin, and I recently purchased our first home in Southwest Virginia (close to Virginia Tech for reference) and are in the process of adding our own personal touches to it. The house is far from old (built in 2002) but updates are certainly in order. Our projects so far have consisted of:

  • Cleaning the carpets (OK, this was outsourced ;o)
  • Cleaning the hardwood & tile floors
  • Putting together our IKEA furniture
  • Painting the upstairs master bedroom
  • DIY’ing couch throw pillows
  • DIY’ing my vanity
This is right after work on the day we bought the house!

This is right after work on the day we bought the house!

Here is the entryway into our first home

Here is the entryway into our first home (bad iPhone photo)

Here is our upstairs master with a lovely brown suede (ummm not)

Here is our upstairs master with a lovely brown suede (ummm not)

The Doyle's!

The Doyle’s! (My mom purchased this mat for Kevin and I looooong before we were married…glad you can foresee the future, Mom 🙂 )

A few upcoming projects are:

  • Painting the master bath
  • Framing the master bath mirror
  • Stenciling a wall in the master bath
  • Painting the office

Of course, a long with the purchase of a home means no more “work orders” put in to maintenance. We get to deal with this too and so far we’ve had to:

  • Repair the AC
  • Replace the garbage disposer

Up next:

  • Replace a leaking faucet
  • Replace a leaking water heater
  • Possibly repair the motor for our jetted tub but for obvious reasons this is not high on our priority list (or at least mine…)

Exciting things, guys!! We are doing our best (when I say “we” I mean “I”) to not rush furnishing the house, choosing paint colors and throwing things up on the wall just to regret it because we are overly excited to get things checked off our list. Luckily this has only happened twice so far with minor items (I guess twice is OK for only a month & a half of living here??) which includes jumping the gun on fabric for throw pillows & not loving our kitchen curtains/hanging them too low.

Kevin didn’t love when I mentioned the curtain rod being too low 5 minutes after he hung it….needless to say it is still hanging at said too low height.

Anyways, up next will be our post on painting our bedroom together. This was quite the head scratcher at first so stay tuned!