Make a Simple Pinecone Wreath for Under a dollar!
It’s true; you can make this lovely pinecone wreath for under a dollar. Isn’t that amazing? Whether you want to save money, the environment, or maybe both, this pinecone wreath is the perfect holiday or winter project.
Back on this Sunday before Christmas with Cindy and Mary Ann, bringing you all our best finds! DIY wreaths, frugal stocking stuffers, and a sale at Serena & Lily too good, not to mention.
How is it possible to make a simple pinecone wreath for less than one dollar?
Using foraged pinecones and a homemade cardboard wreath form, you only need a few glue sticks. You can use twine, old ribbon, or frayed canvas to hang the wreath.
- foraged pinecones
- plates or bowls to make a pattern
- hot glue
- twine or frayed canvas or ribbon
Here’s How You Make It
- Find some clean cardboard from a box. You need a large enough box with the size of the form you want.
- Using a plate or a bowl, trace the edge and then use a smaller plate or bowl in the center and trace again.
- Cut with a box cutter or a sturdy pair of scissors. It’s not going to show, so don’t worry too much.
- Place pinecones around the form, using hot glue to secure them. You’ll need to do one at a time because the hot glue dries very quickly.
- Use twine, frayed canvas, or ribbon to hang in a protected area if hanging outdoors because the base is cardboard.
- Alternatively, you could use these inexpensive wood wreath forms instead of cardboard.
How to Make Frayed Canvas Ribbon
I buy canvas at the art supply store, but fabric works too. Cut the width you want about an inch down the grain and rip. It’s so easy, and it naturally frays. If you’re unsure which direction to rip, just test it, and it will be obvious. One direction will allow you to rip the fabric, and the other way won’t!
Where to Hang Your Pinecone Wreaths
Decorate the Canvas Art Wall Hanging in the Stairway
Hang On on a Mirror in the Entryway
And One to Spruce up the Pantry Door!
Everywhere! I hung one on our door to the pantry, one on a mirror in the entryway, and one on a canvas wall hanging, giving it a little holiday cheer!
2. The Frugal Gift Guide
I thought it would be fun to share a few ideas for inexpensive gifts but ones that will be used, and these are what I came up with for my family! If you have other ideas, please share them in the comments!
Gift Ideas for Under $20
- Mike’s Hot Honey – Madeline gave us a bottle last year, and we used it on so many recipes and even a grilled cheese with caramelized shallots, and Mike’s Hot Honey was delicious!
- Vintage Light Bulbs – I always give my kids a light bulb. They appreciate the soft and cozy lighting from an incandescent Edison-style bulb.
- Hand Held Milk Frother– For cappuccinos to heavy cream, it’s easy to use and store and under $10.
- Mini Hot Glue Gun – Even if you’re not crafty, a hot glue gun can come in handy.
- Set of Watercolor Paints – For less than $20, this set comes with paints, brushes, and watercolor cards. So easy to get creative and make a card or gift tags when you have a few supplies.
- 4″ Matches -You’ll be able to light several candles with one match. They look cute in any cup or small jar for storage.
- Garden Clippers – To cut branches and flowers or for foraging. I keep a pair with me at all times.
- Glass Salt Cellar – Salt in a pretty jar ready to salt that pasta water, and it looks lovely next to the stove.
- Vintage French Tea Towel – Found in a flea market in Lyon. A dish towel that will last for years! Available in my shop!
- Momofuku Noodles – I’ve seen these on Instagram, and when I realized they were available at Target, I thought how perfect for my kids to have a bag or two in their pantry.
- DYMO Label Maker – I love this old-school label maker. It’s fun and nostalgic, and who doesn’t love some label stuff?
- Socks – But make them Heat-Tech from Uniqlo!
3. How to Measure for Baking with Sheri Silver
Sheri is an excellent baker, and her recent post on How to Measure for Baking is great for anyone new to baking or if you ever wondered why measuring properly is important. I know we are all doing a lot of baking this time of year.
4. I ordered my Holiday Postcards from Vistaprint
I ordered my holiday cards this year from Vistaprint. They are having a sale right now too! Mine arrived very quickly, and it was easy to order! Maybe, just maybe, I’ll address them and get them in the mail. It has been a few years!
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