a basket full of pine cones
Rainy Autumn days are perfect for various DIY projects. As I have collected a lot of cones of various coniferous trees in park, I decided to make a pine cone wrath. It will certainly be a nice Christmas decoration to hang on the house entrance door. Besides of the cones, I needed a silicon hot glue to stick the cones together. I love it because hot silicon glue is pretty strong and dries quick and also, easy to apply with a gun.
Firstly, decide how big the wrath should be. I usually put six cones in a circle and add some more until it is big enough. Then I add the second row of pine cones.
Now, simply glue the cones together, firstly the first circle, then add the second. To finish, I put some small cones all over it to fill the gaps.
This wrath is actually so nice as it is that one big decorative ribbon is quite enough to decorate it. But if you wish, you can add small apples (artificial), ribbons and bows, dried Chinese lantern fruit, dried lemon and orange slices, cinnamon sticks, a bit of gold spray...