How to make a wreath with pine cones

Wreaths don't have to be just for Christmas. Hang a wreath anywhere in a room for a colorful conversation piece. Depending on the season, make a wreath to match the weather outside. Otherwise, add embellishments to complement the pine cones in this project.
Add leaves for a fall wreath or pastel flower blooms for a spring decoration. When Halloween comes around, paint the pine-cone ends bright green or orange and hang small plastic spiders in lieu of berries.
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Materials
- Grapevine wreath, 10-inch diameter
- Fake eucalyptus leaves on vine
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Pliers
- Fake holly berries or cherries with stems
- Fabric scrap, 4 by 4 inches
- Small bowl
- 6 pine cones with long wire stems
- White chalk paint
- Bristle paintbrush, 1½ inches
Instructions
1. Wrap the eucalyptus garland around the wreath’s circumference.
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Wrap the leaves around the wreath like pictured below.
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Cut off 4-inch pieces of colored wire. You want to choose a color that is natural and blends in with your DIY.
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Weave the wire through the garland and wreath in various places to secure them.
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Twist each wire piece a few times and trim off the excess.
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2. Wrap the pairs of berries along the wreath’s circumference and twist to secure them in the front.
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3. Place the fabric scrap on the work surface. Pour chalk paint into the bowl.
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Insert wire stems into pine cone.
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Dip the paintbrush in the paint and apply it to the tips of a pine cone’s scales.
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Paint each pine cone this way. Let the paint dry.
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4. Weave the pine-cone stems equidistant from one another through the wreath and out the wreath’s back.
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Flip the wreath to trim off excess stems.
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Get ready to hang!
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