Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Pine Cone Snowflake Wreath
As we wind down after Christmas (I literally just took down my tree last weekend!!) I've been looking for ways to transition into Winter around our house (basically be lazy and not put everything away!). Before the holidays began I made this Pine Cone Snowflake wreath that I had seen all over pinterest. I've been dragging around a bag of pine cones from our first house we lived in 10 years ago and was super excited to finally use them! It was pretty tedious to make, but I love how it turned out and made it the focal point of our front room above the piano.
I found the instructions on how to make it here. The only thing I'd add to their instructions is to use shims to reinforce the arms of the snowflake. They get really heavy with all of the pine cones and I didn't have access to industrial strength cardboard! I also didn't worry about printing a huge template to trace - dC and I free-handed the snowflake pattern. It doesn't have to be perfect, the pine cones covered up the imperfections - and each snowflake is different in it's own way right?
Here's what the back looks like - not very pretty, but that's why it's the back! dC added a heavy duty wall hanger to the shim I deemed the "top" to make it easier to, well, hang!
I'm linking to: Craftberry Bush and Lines Across