Spring Pinecone Flower Wreath

Brighten your front door with a beautiful spring pinecone flower wreath and welcome in spring.


Spring has sprung! I dare you to say that five times fast. Well it does seem that Spring has arrived here in Colorado Springs. We have been having high temperatures all winter, with just a sprinkling of snow on one lonely day. While I would love to have more snow than we have had, unfortunately it doesn't seem as if that's going to happen. With that reality in check, I decided to welcome spring a bit earlier than usual.


My neighbor has the most beautiful pinecone tree, and during the fall Madison and I would collect pinecones to create crafts and to even use in our home as decor. However, there is so much you can do with pinecones besides pinecone hedgehogs or pinecone turkeys, and they're just not a fall decorative piece. Recently Madison and I went to collect a few more so that we could create something new. Madison ended up with a basket full of pinecones and I knew exactly what I was going to make with them.


It helped that my old spring wreath that I created a few years ago was in shambles. I didn't store it correctly and the flowers were all bent out of shape, while others were completely ripped off. It was time for a new wreath, and this spring pinecone flower wreath was just what I wanted. Since I had the supplies at home already, this didn't cost me anything at all to make, and I have to say that it turned out really well. I do plan on recreating it with the left over pinecones for my neighbor, but plan on purchasing brighter color paint instead of using spray paint, which to be honest is so much easier. So without further ado, lets get into how you too can recreate this.

(I've since updated this post with an extra step and new photos since the original was made. My neighbor loved it so much, I gave it to her and decided to recreate a new one with much vibrant colors.)

Spring Pinecone Flower Wreath

Here's what you'll need:

Supplies:

1- Grapevine wreath
Pinecones
Paint of various colors including yellow (the brighter the better. You can either use spray paint or regular paint to paint your pinecones.)
Floral stem so you can reuse the leaves
Paint brush
Glue gun
Gloves
Protective layer to protect your surface from the paint


Directions:

1. Being by laying down a protective layer to prevent staining wherever you're going to be painting. I used an old cardboard box which worked out rather well. Start painting your pine cones with either your paint and paintbrush, or your canned spray paint which may be a lot faster, then lay to dry.


2. This step is entirely optional, but I found that it looked a lot better this way. If you have green paint, you can paint your grapevine wreath a green color to represent spring. Once again this step is entirely optional. I would also recommend using gloves since you'll be dealing with paint. I ended up with my hands stained with paint at the end of this the very first time I did this and learned from my mistake. Set this aside as well and let it dry.



3. Once your pinecones are dry, with your paint brush, paint the bottom of your pinecone in the middle with your yellow paint. This will make your pinecone look very much like a zinnia flower.


4. Once your wreath and pinecones are completely dry, it's now time to stick your pinecones onto your wreath with your glue gun.

5. Take apart the leaves from your floral stem and attach them to a few (or all) of your pinecones to make it look like they are real flowers such as in the photo below.



5. You can now hang your beautiful pinecone flower wreath on your front door that says you're ready for spring.

Are you ready for spring? 

72 comments

  1. I absolutely love that you used pinecones for this and turned it into a gorgeous spring time wreath. Absolutely perfect and beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you. It’s really simple but does take a little bit of time because you have to let it dry, but I do have to say it turned out better than I imagined.

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  2. This is such a lovely wreath. I am a fan of all the colors. This is perfect for the spring!

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    1. Thank you. I’m thinking of redoing it with brighter colors, so may totally update my photos. We’ll see:

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  3. Yes, I am SO ready for spring. It's so far away but your bright photos cheered me up. It really is a gorgeous craft. I like to think of pastels and easter eggs! (and chocolate)

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    1. Thank you and pastels and easter eggs and chocolate have me yearning even more now for spring, especially the chocolate.

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  4. This is a great way to repurpose pinecones. My daughter loves collecting them, and I'll keep them for a little bit then throw them back outside because I never know what to do with them. The bright colors totally have me ready for spring.

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    1. Oh you totally should keep them. There is so much you can do with them. We've made pinecone animals during the fall and have even filled up vases with them and added essential oils. We LOVE pinecones.

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  5. How gorgeous! It's hard to believe that spring is next month, but I'm looking so forward to it.

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    1. I can't believe it either, but it has been so beautiful here in Colorado, that I think it might have come a bit early for us.

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  6. We are in the Tri-State area and are expecting another snowstorm :( You’re so lucky you are experiencing spring!

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    1. Oh no!! That's the one thing I didn't like about NYC, the fact that we would have blizzards in February. Although I miss NY, I really don't miss the weather.

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  7. I love this! My little ones love crafts and I love home decor. What a perfect combination?!

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    1. It really is and if you have pinecones laying around, this would be a great way to get your kiddo involved into something you both can use together.

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  8. This winter has been quite cold here in Canada. I am definitely reading for some warmer weather and spring. Looking for the perfect weather to do some of these creative craft ideas with my kids. I never knew that you can be so creative with pine cones.

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    1. Oh Leo, I know about Canadian weather. My brother lives in London, Ontario and they have been complaining about the weather all winter. If you have some pinecones, get creative with your own kids.

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  9. What an awesome use for pinecones. I have a pine tree and we get soooo many pinecones in our yard every fall. Instead of scooping them into the lawn bags, I am going to have to save a few this year to make a wreath next spring.

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    1. That's a really great idea. I'm so jealous of your pinecone tree. We have to go to our neighbor to collect them, but she's amazing, but it would be nice to have my own tree.

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  10. what a lovely creation! i love the pastel colors you used and plus it must have been a fun activity too!

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    1. Oh it really was. I plan on redoing it with some bright bold colors, I just haven't gotten around to getting the paint for it yet, but will very soon. After all I still have left over pinecones.

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  11. That is so beautiful! I love fun Spring projects like this, especially doing them in the winter. Spring is almost here!

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    1. Yes Spring is almost here. I am actually looking forward to the weather although not to the allergies that comes along with it.

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  12. What a cute and fun craft to do! I will need to share this. xo, Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne, I'm happy to see that you like it. Are you looking forward to spring, and what are your plans?

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  13. If I live in a country with 4 seasons, my favorite season would be Spring! I'm lovin' the look of that pinecone flower wreath!

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    1. Thank you. I grew up in a country where it was summer all year long and I sometimes miss it. I would say that Fall is my favorite season though. I love the cooler weather.

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  14. Wow I never knew pinecones could be so pretty. I pinned this!

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    1. Thank you, and yes they can be. You just have to paint them and you've then got some pretty pinecones. Are you planning on making your own?

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  15. This is so adorable and unexpected! I never would associate pinecones with spring and oh, it works out beautifully! brava!

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    1. Thank you. Once you paint them to make them look like flowers, then they become spring related. However, most people associate pinecones with the fall, but they can be used all year round.

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  16. This wreath has me so looking forward to spring. It's rainy here and cold so I can't wait for the dreariness to go away and this wreath is the perfect thing to brighten up my home decor.

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    1. Then now would be a great time to make one for your door. We haven't had rain in a while and it has been rather warm this winter, so this is perfect for me.

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  17. I really love this idea! It is gorgeous and looks easy to make!

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    1. Thank you. It is really easy to make. If you have left over paint, then it won't cost you a thing besides the wreath of course.

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  18. I love the output of this project! Loving the colors of it too. What a great activity as well to set up for some bonding time.

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    1. Thank you, and yes it was. Both Madison and I had quite some fun making them. She painted the yellow and I did the rest of the paint job. She also collected the pinecones.

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  19. I love this. Such a great Easter wreath. The spray paint colors are spot on. I definitely need to try making this.

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    1. While I wasn't going for Easter, it did turn out pretty Easter-ish since most of my colored paint were pastels. I plan on redoing my wreath with more vibrant colors. I can't wait to get it done.

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  20. This is beautiful! I've always thought of pinecones for Fall - but love your creative spin. Looks like you had a good little helper, too!

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    1. She was amazing! She loved picking up the pinecones. My plans are to redo this since I have a much better idea to get it done.

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  21. This is such cute wreath! Definitely perfect for spring. I love to change out my wreaths for the season, so I will definitely keep this fun DIY in mind when spring comes around!

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    1. I do that too. I just recently took down my Christmas one and since my door was bare, I figured it was time for a new wreath and this one took it's place.

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  22. This looks so beautiful. I actually do love the pastel shades on the pinecones, very subtle yet enchanting. It is such a sweet gesture that you are planning on making one for your neighbours too.
    Nayantara

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    1. I'm actually giving this one to my neighbor since she loved it and will just make a new one for my door. I may update my photos when I do.

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  23. Those are so beautiful! I have plenty around my back ground so this will definitely put those to use!

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    1. That's awesome. It's amazing when you can find free items to include in your crafting sessions. It'll look great on your front door too.

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  24. This is such a nice and creative craft, its very versatile; you can put your own spin on it! I will show this to my daughter, I cant wait to make it.

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    1. You guys are going to have fun doing it. I also plan on redoing it and updating my pics because I have a new idea of how I want it done, with much vibrant colors and a little more detail.

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  25. OMG! What a great idea. It seemed easy enough for me to do. It is super cute.

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    1. Oh it's super easy to do, especially if you use spray paint. I plan on heading to the store to get me some more so I can do it all over again.

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  26. This is such a great idea!! I have some pinecones from
    Christmas so i will be definitely repurposing them!! Such a cute idea to do woth my daughter ❤️

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    1. Oh you will enjoy doing it together. My daughter and I both had fun getting it done and it was something that we both enjoyed doing.

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  27. This wraith is so beautiful! And what an illusion! At first I thought they were true flowers and then saw the pines ahah! such a cool idea!

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    1. I had a friend who thought they were flowers too. It sure did fool her. From a distance they can look real, but yes, they're pincecones.

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  28. What a great simple craft. I would love to make one with my kids for our door.

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    1. Oh that would awesome! The kids and you will both have fun doing it together, and whenever you look at your door, it will remind you of the fun you had doing it together.

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  29. This spring flower wreath will be liked by my niece. I'll show this to her.

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    1. And maybe yo can get her to do it with you instead of just showing it to her. It'll be a great way to bond with your niece.

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  30. This is such an adorable wreath! I love the soft colors and springtime feel. This is the kind of DIY craft that my niece will love doing with me!

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    1. That is so good to hear that you're getting the family involved. I'm actually in the process of updating this as I ended up giving this to my neighbor and I'm now making a new one for me with a little extra pizzazz.

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  31. This is a totally cute spring wreath! I want to do it for our home :)

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    1. And you should. While you can buy pinecones, I suggest trying to see if you can get some just laying around on the ground. Nothing beats free!

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  32. I would have never guessed those were pinecones! This is so beautiful!

    I need a touch of spring. We got another foot of snow this weekend and I'm sick with an icky cold.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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    1. Aww thank you Jennifer. We did try with this one although I personally prefer the original, but I really wanted brighter colors on this particular one.

      I don't know how you Canadian's do it in the winter. We barely had any snow at all. We had 1 day of snow that lasted until the end of the day. The next day the snow was all gone. Here's hoping you get better soon. Nothing worse than being sick on a weekday with the kids.

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  33. This pincone flower wreath is perfect for Spring. I would love to make one soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You're very welcome and it is perfect for spring. When I look at my front door, it's all that I can think of, that spring is finally arriving.

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  34. That is such a cute idea! I never would have thought to do this. I love decorating for Spring, we're definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're very welcome and I'm pretty sure that yours will turn out just as lovely, if even more so. Please share when you do.

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  35. wow! I really like this creative idea.This is good to do with a kid.Although I don't have opportunity to collect pine-cones with my kid,I love collecting dry leaves and doing some artwork with him.

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    1. I'm sure you can do a leave wreath as well, that would be perfect for fall. You can buy pinecones, but it's so much more economical picking them up from under a tree.

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  36. Oh this turned out GREAT!!! It's still winter here, but it would be nice to start decorating for spring. I think I'm going to start in the middle of next month-- depending on if I see Spring in sight! lol

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    1. Hahahaha, guess what? Soon after I posted this, we got some snow 😂 We've still be having great temps though, but I would love it to be officially winter and can't wait.

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