Hi DIY Candy friends! This is Liz from The Pretty Life Girls and today I’m going to show you the fun holiday wreaths I made for my dining room for just pennies. These suckers are simple to put together, will looks gorgeous in your home, and cost less then a milkshake at DQ! Here’s what I did:
- Wreath Form (I used a foam one from the dollar store)
- Pine Cones (Found mine for free, courtesy of the trees at our local high school)
- Craft Paint + Paint Brush (I used Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint from Michaels and I love the chalky/distressed/matte finish it gave the wreaths)
- A knife, X-Acto or other sharp variety
- Glue Gun
1. First, you will want to prep your pine cones if you found them out in nature. To do this, soak them in sink full of hot water + 1 c. of vinegar for a few minutes. Next, transfer them to a foil-lined cookie sheet and put them in the oven on 250 degrees for about an hour. This will get rid of bugs, get rid of the sticky sap, and dry them out. Plus, it will make your house smell OUTRAGEOUSLY good.
2. Next, get your wreath form ready. I found it was easier to glue down the pine cones if the surface of the form was flat and not round. To do this, I used a knife to shave off some of the form to make it flat on one side. After you have done this, paint the wreath form the color you are painting your pine cones and let dry.
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