Put a natural twist on a traditional decoration with this pine cone wreath.
What You'll Need:
5×5-inch square of brown mat board or cardboard
Pine cones: about fifteen 1 inch in diameter; about thirty 1/2 inch in diameter
8mm round beads: seven red; eight green
15-inch length of red and green plaid ribbon, 5/8 inch wide
8-inch length of red satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide
- Using the pattern you can download here, trace and cut a circle from the mat board. Glue the one-inch pine cones standing upright in a circle on the mat board; arrange them so they fit tightly against each other.
- Glue about half of the 1/2-inch pine cones on their sides on the outer edge of the mat board in the spaces between the one-inch pine cones. Glue the rest of the 1/2-inch pine cones around the inner edge of the mat board in the same way. It might be easier for you to arrange the pine cones if you use tweezers.
- Glue the beads onto the wreath.
- Tie a bow in the plaid ribbon, and cut "V" notches in the tail ends. Glue the bow to the top of the wreath. To make a hanger, fold the satin ribbon in half to form a loop, and glue the ends to the back of the mat board at the top of the wreath.
Adorn your windows with the beautiful Christmas Window decorations you'll learn about next.