Big Pine-cone Wreath and Decorations

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About: Mother of two small children. Create stuff is a nice way to get the stress of my shoulders

I have a lot of pine-cones in my garden and this is the perfect way to use them, and make sure that not to many new pines grow up! Two different decoration shapes.

Instead of using a Styrofoam rings/forms, that costs a lot and is not very big, I use an isolation tube, that you use to isolate water tubes. Costs like nothing and is big. Since the pine-cones makes this ring huge it looks nicer with a big ring, I think.

For the s-shaped decoration I used 1 1/2 isolation tube, you can what shapes and lengths you want.


Super easy and good looking for Christmas.

Sorry for my english, send a comment if something is unclear or should be described differently!

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Pine cones

Tube isolation

Gorilla tape

Glue gun

Ribbon(if you prefer to put it on the door)

Step 2: Glue Glue Glue (The Wreath)

First I made a circle out of the insulation tube, I used gorilla tape to make it stuck together together with the glue gun.

And... it's not much harder than that. I started from the edges and used the ugliest pine cones there and the prettier in the center.

Step 3: Create the S-shape

I used a rebar to reinforce and to make it possible to bend it to desired shape.

Just put it inside the isolation tube.

Then, just as with the wreath - just glue glue glue :-)

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    Imerrymary2

    17 days ago

    I live in the woods, surrounded by pine trees! Most of the cones are large but many of them are tiny, about 2" long. I think the small ones would be beautiful indoors. Water pipe insulation is a great idea and I've got lots of copper wire to help it keep the wreath round or maybe heart-shaped!! Thanks!

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    jessyratfink

    19 days ago

    Using the pipe insulation is such a good idea! I'm always shocked by the cost of foam forms and never buy them hahah

    I'm jealous of the amount of pine cones you have - your decorations look fantastic :D

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    MariaE38jessyratfink

    Reply 19 days ago

    Thank you so much! The pine cones is nice for this kind of things, but isn't that nice to walk on bare foot :-)