Snowy Pinecone Wreath

This winter white wreath is the perfect decoration to greet guests with a warm, holiday welcome.
Story by Rebecca Bull Reed

Long, slender pinecones, such as those of a white pine, work best for this new take on a Southern holiday classic—the pinecone wreath.

Materials
• 9 flat wooden paint stirrers
• 12-inch green wire wreath form
• clippers
• Gorilla Glue
• long, thin pinecones
• artificial snow spray
• narrow and wide satin ribbons

To Make
1. Make wreath base by weaving six wooden paint stirrers through the edges of a wire wreath form (like the rays of a sunburst). Cut remaining three stirrers in half. Place cut stirrers on top of already-attached stirrers in the center of the wreath to form a hexagon. Secure wooden stirrers with Gorilla Glue per label directions. Let it dry.

2. Glue a pinecone to the top of each stirrer so the tip points out. Glue pinecones to the wire frame between each stirrer, as shown.

3. Add pinecones at an angle to the sides of each stirrer. Cut additional pinecones into disks and use to fill in gaps, gluing into place.

4. Spray the wreath with several coats of artificial snow, letting it dry between applications.