Make a Pinecone Wreath Easily

Today I am sharing how to make a pinecone wreath easily. The first thing is choosing a base for this easy tutorial I’m using a wire form. A grapevine wreath or a foam wreath form will also work well for this project.

The best part about this is it is fast and besides adding rustic charm to any home decor style.

I did add a bit of a twist because I enjoy using natural elements so much. I especially enjoy using these for the fall and the holidays because they add a festive touch. And the best part about a pine cone wreath it works throughout the winter months too.

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By the way, this is so simple the whole wreath project takes 20 minutes to complete.

Here’s my twist, because I enjoy adding natural elements to my décor, I did add some Hazelnuts in the shell.

What do you put in a Pinecone Wreath?

Pieces to Add to Your Wire Wreath Form

The best part is that you can dress up these wreaths with simple embellishments. Use some twine or ribbon to add a festive look for the holidays. Or how about painting the tips with a bit of silver craft paint, gold craft paint, or even white paint to the tips of the pinecones?

In fact, you can see I added silver paint to many of the pinecones in my wreath and this adds a touch of elegance to this natural element.

Again, I’m adding hazelnuts and you can incorporate walnuts, red berries, or white berries. Whit berries will enable you to keep this wreath up through winter. This makes this very cost-effective too.

So let’s take a look at how to make a pinecone wreath easily.

Can you Hot Glue Pine Cones to a Wreath?

Gluing These to a Project, Can This be Done?

The answer is YES of course! I will share images of me gluing these to my wreath project using pine cones. Begin with the larger pine cones on the outside edge This will give you enough space to add the other-size pinecones or other embellishments and will become a tighter fit.

Do You Have to Clean These for Crafts and to Make Wreaths?

Is Cleaning These Necessary for Crafts and Wreaths?

Generally YES, especially if these are coming from your own backyard. This makes this project even more budget-friendly because they are free.

And I have all these easy steps to clean and preserve these for many years to come.

This is especially important to do because bugs, debris, and sap will become a potential issue. Trust me this technique is very easy and is worth the effort.

Supplies List:

  • wreath forms: wire wreath form, foam, or grapevine from Michaels stores or any craft store, or even Amazon with free shipping if a Prime member
  • burlap:  brown or natural
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • pinecones:  natural medium pinecones and natural small pine cones
  • hazelnuts in the shell – optional
  • ribbon for hanging

I will be hanging this easy wreath project on an antique cathedral rustic shutter in my kitchen for this upcoming season. This craft is especially great because this works for the entire winter!

How to Make a Pinecone Wreath Easily

Step 1: First Wrap the Circle with Burlap

I’m using an 8″ wire wreath form for this project. Wrap the entire wreath round with brown burlap and add hot glue to secure it.

brown burlap and frame for pinecone wreath
begin adding ribbon and hot glue
wrapping the wreath frame
gluing the finished end

After wrapping the entire circle add a bit of hot glue.

finished frame wrapped for  making a pinecone easily

Add the Pieces to the Round Form

Step 2: Adding Pinecones with Glue

Now, using your hot glue gun begin to add your pinecones. These are great prices if you need to purchase these.

After adding a decent amount of glue, place the pinecone on the outer ring of the wreath form. Hold for a few seconds to set in place.

adding hot glue to a pinecone
First three pinecones added
holding the it to set
four pinecones hot glued
the first row on outer rim of pinecones glued for make a pinecone wreath easily
the second row of pinecones almost finished being hot glued

After the outer wires are covered begin adding another row of the assorted pinecone. Lastly, fill in the inner ring as well for this lovely wreath.

Begin Adding Nuts in Open Spaces on the Project

Step 3: Places Extra Pieces to Add Extra Detail

Next step, begin adding the nuts to fill the gaps between the pinecones. Adding the nuts is also quick and adds an extra rustic touch. As a rule, I add hot glue to the tips of the nuts and nestle in between the pinecones. After applying the hot glue simply hold the nut for a moment to set.

my finger holding the hazelnut after adding hot glue to set

the wreath is almost finished

Besides hanging the new wreath, for example, add this to your front door to welcome guests. Also, add this as a table centerpiece with a battery operated candle in the center.

the pinecone wreath hanging on an antique gate

closer look at the wreath hanging on the gate

By the way, if you enjoy projects, especially for Christmas this is an easy and pretty sign for holiday decor. This also makes a wonderful gift. Because there’s nothing like giving a homemade gift as a Christmas present. Often times they are loved and appreciated the most!

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a pinecone wreath easily. This is one of my favorite pine cone crafts! Do you enjoy using natural pieces in your home too?

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How To Make A Pinecone Wreath Easily

This is an easy wreath adding pinecones and hazlenuts in the shell to hang for Christmas
Prep Time1 min
Active Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: christmas pinecone crafts,, easy Christmas crafts, easy craft ideas, gift idea, gift ideas, holiday crafts, natural decor, pinecone craft idea, simple craft ideas
Yield: 1 wreath
Author: Cloches & Lavender
Cost: 20


  • hot glue, glue gun, scissors, wreath form


  • Step 1
    wrap metal wreath form with burlap ribbon
    Step 2
    heat glue gun
    hot glue pinecones to wreath form
    Step 3
    add hazelnuts with hot glue to fill in the gaps in the pinecones


How To Make A Pinecone Wreath Easily
Buy an 8″ wreath form
Gather pinecones and burlap ribbon.  Begin wrapping and adding hot glue to the end of the ribbon and hold to stick.
When you get to the end of the ribbon add hot glue and hold to set.
Cut a piece of ribbon to give you room to hang before gluing the pieces on the wreath form.  Lay it on top until you get the first two rows of pinecones glued. 
This will allow the wreath to hang flat
Now hot glue each pinecone and hold until set.  Continue around the wreath until covered with the pinecones.
Now add your hazelnuts in the shell adding hot glue to the point on the end of each nut.  Hold to set
Add a satin ribbon to hang. 
Last fill in the gap with two medium pinecones and hot glue.  Hot glue one nut to finish, your wreath
NOTE:  I used 47 pinecones in medium and small sizes all together and 25 hazelnuts in the shell for this project

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34 thoughts on “Make a Pinecone Wreath Easily

  1. What a beautiful pinecone wreath, Cindy! I can’t believe it only took 20 minutes to make! These would make wonderful handmade gifts. Thanks for sharing the excellent tutorial. Pinned!

  2. What a fabulous project! It turned out beautifully! Your instructions were great and your photos are clear and lovely!

  3. I love this with the addition of other natural elements. And being able to order the supplies is handy.

  4. You always make the best wreaths, Cindy! I’m in love with this one. It’s the perfect way to decorate from Fall all the way through winter too! Pinning right now, CoCo

  5. Love it! I have tons of pine trees in my yard that I should get motivated to actually use. I’ll be out gathering some soon to make this wreath. Thank you for sharing!

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