Looking for a festive and affordable way to decorate your dining chairs for the holidays? Look no further than these DIY mini pinecone wreaths! These wreaths are easy to make and can be customized to match any décor. Plus, they’re a great way to use up leftover pinecones from your Christmas tree.
In this step-by-step guide, I’ll show you how to make your own DIY mini pinecone wreaths and also provide tips on how to choose the right materials, along with how I attach the wreaths to my dining chairs.
This is an easy project, so there aren’t many steps to complete. Pinecones are very accessible to forage and help to make this project inexpensive to create.
Today, I’m sharing space with the some talented friends from the Handcrafted Society. Each month, they pick a theme to create, and this month, I’m their guest! If you’ve come to my cottage from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane, I’m so glad you’re joining me.
The History of Pinecones at Christmas
Pinecones were first used as Christmas tree decorations in Germany in the 16th century. The tradition quickly spread to other parts of Europe and eventually to the United States. Today, pinecones are one of the most popular Christmas decorations throughout the world.
In addition to being used as Christmas tree decorations, Pinecones are also used in a variety of other holiday decorations, such as wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces. Pinecones can also be used to make natural crafts, such as ornaments, gift tags, and tree toppers.
Below is the simple supply list for my DIY mini pinecone wreaths.
- Glue gun/glue sticks
- 2 – 6-inch wire wreath frames
Be careful when using the glue gun. The pinecones are small to work with and the glue can be very hot.
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Gluing the Pinecones
To start your DIY mini pinecone dining chair wreath, lay out your wreath frame and some pinecones on a flat surface that you don’t mind getting glue on. You may want to cover the surface with a drop cloth or newspaper just to be safe.
Once you have everything laid out, start by gluing the pinecones to the wreath frame using the hot glue gun. I started on the outside ring. Be sure to glue the pinecones securely, so that they don’t fall off when you hang the wreath on your dining chair.
Instead of gluing a complete ring of pinecones around the outside frame first, I added a few pinecones and then started to add the second row. I felt that it would be difficult to glue into the other rows if the first ring was completely closed off. Doing it this way worked out great!
“They’re little treasures that drop from the trees and wait like new friends to be found. Pinecones show us how we can all be different, all be beautiful, and all be perfect in our imperfection.” – Unknown
As you make your way around the wreath, you may have to squeeze and hold some of the pinecones in place, after you apply the glue. You want the pinecones to be as close as possible, so none of the wire wreath shows through when complete.
I did have to add a few pincones on top to cover any small holes.
Cut Your Ribbon and Hang
Once your wreath is complete, you’re ready to cut your ribbon and hang.
I chose to use red ribbon, but you can choose any color ribbon you like. I cut my ribbons to 25 inches, which was the perfect length for my dining chairs. Once cut, I folded the ribbon in half and wrapped it around my mini pinecone wreath.
My dining chairs are upholstered, so I attached the ribbon to the back of each chair with a safety pin. I made a small bow and used a straight pin to secure it to the ribbon, completing the look.
DIY Mini Pinecone Wreaths for Dining Chairs: A Step-by-Step Guide
That’s all there is to it! Easy to do and the wreath makes a pretty addition to your Christmas decor!
Here are a few of the benefits of using mini pinecone wreaths to decorate your dining chairs:
- They’re affordable and easy to make.
- They’re customizable to match any décor.
- They add a festive touch to your dining room.
- They’re a unique and conversation-starting way to decorate your home for the holidays.
I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own DIY mini pinecone wreaths for your dining chairs.
So what are you waiting for? Gather your supplies and get started on your DIY mini pinecone wreaths today!
Make sure you stop by and see my friend Diane from South House Designs. You won’t want to miss her unique faux concrete pinecones!