These Halloween Pinecone Wreaths are easy to make and fun to decorate! They will make the perfect addition to your Halloween decorations this year!
My husband actually had the idea for these Halloween Pinecone Wreaths! We were walking in the woods and I was trying to think of holiday nature crafts and he said, “What about a pinecone wreath?”. I honestly don’t think he expected me to make them look so good though haha 🙂
Honestly, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. I really don’t love the dressing up part but I do love festive decorations. We always put up Halloween lights and it’s a nice kick off to the winter holiday season. My three year old also loves to walk around the neighborhood in the evening and check out everyone’s cool displays. This Halloween Pinecone Wreath makes the perfect addition to your Halloween decorations!
What Is A Pinecone Wreath?
This Halloween Pinecone Wreath doesn’t just have a few pinecones in it, it’s made completely of pinecones! I use a wire wreath frame and secure the large pinecones to it. I also use small pinecones to add an extra pop of color. I really have no idea if this is a thing other people do, but I love these pinecone wreaths and plan on doing one for Christmas also!
What You’ll Need For Your Halloween Pinecone Wreath
- Pinecones – I just went out to the forest and collected them. I used large pinecones for the main part of the wreath and smaller pinecones as little decorations.
- Wire wreath frame – These are super cheap and you can buy them at Walmart, Amazon or any big craft store. I used the smaller size but you can use any size you like.
- Craft wire – This is just super thin metal wire that I used to secure the pinecones to the wreath frame with. You can find it at a craft store next to the wire wreath frames.
- Adhesive spray – I used this to spray on the pinecones before applying the glitter. You could also find glitter glue and use that instead.
- Glitter – I found a really pretty black glitter that has a hint of purple in it and I also used an orange glitter for the small pinecones. You can get creative and use whatever kind of glitter you like.
- Fun halloween decorations – I found these in the Halloween section at Walmart. You could also find cheap little decorations at Target or any craft store. Use whatever Halloween themed decorations you like!
You want to find pinecones that are at least as big was the width of the wire wreath. This way, once you put them on and add the other decorations you won’t be able to see the wire part anymore. Most of you will probably be able to go out in the forest and gather your own pinecones for free, but if you live somewhere where pine trees don’t grow, you can usually buy pinecones at a craft store. You could also use mini pumpkins instead of pinecones!
How To Take Care Of Your Pinecone Wreath
These Halloween Pinecone Wreaths should be able to last from year to year as long as you take good care of them. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most life out of them:
- Make sure you hang them in a covered area. I made the mistake of hanging one of these outside on our fence post and it was ruined after one big rain.
- Store them in an airtight container and make sure nothing is crushing the pinecones.
- When you get it out again the following year you may want to spruce it up with some new glitter.
- 1 metal wreath frame, whatever size you like
- Large pinecones, the number will depend on the size of your wreath frame. I used about 13 for my small frame.
- Small pinecones, about 10-12
- Craft wire
- Adhesive spray
- Black glitter
- Orange glitter
- Hot gluten gun
- Fun Halloween decorations (eyeballs, spiders, skeletons, bats, etc...)
- Cut about a foot of craft wire. Twist one end around the metal wreath frame a few times. Place the large pinecone on the wreath and wrap the wire around the bottom part of the pinecone. Wrap the second end around the wreath frame to secure it to the frame. This is just the way I found easiest, but feel free to secure the pinecones to the wreath however you like!
- Spray the large pinecones with advehesive spray and then sprinkle them with the black glitter. Spray the small pinecones with adhesive spray and then sprinkle them with the orange glitter. I used an empty eggcrate to make sure the small pinecones were upright but it isn't necessary.
- Hot glue the small pinecones randomly around the wreath. Lastly, hot glue your Halloween decorations onto the wreath. You can use as many as you want. Hang on your door and enjoy!