Natural Wreath Ideas: How To Make A Pinecone Wreath With Acorns

Handmade Wreath Made of Pinecones and Acorns
acorn pinecone wreath
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As temperatures dip and the days shorten, it’s nice to bring a bit of the outdoors in. The perfect way to do so is with DIY wreath making. There are a multitude of natural wreath ideas but a near perfect pairing is an acorn and pinecone wreath.

The natural materials for a wreath made of acorns and pinecones can be easily and freely foraged, everything else needed is inexpensive. Read on to learn how to make a pinecone and acorn wreath, along with other natural wreath ideas.

Items for Wreath Made of Acorns and Pinecones

The first things needed to make an acorn and pinecone wreath are, of course, acorns and pinecones. The best way to get them is go foraging in the woods or, in some cases, your own backyard.

What else do you need to make a wreath made of acorns and pinecones? You will need a wreath form which can be of purchased foam or wood, made out of a malleable spruce bough, or use your imagination and come up with another idea for a wreath base.

Next, you will need glue sticks and a glue gun. For a basic natural looking wreath, that’s really all you will need; but if you want to glam things up a bit, you may want some burlap to wrap the wreath form or some glittery paints to add some shimmer to the cones and acorns.

How to Make a Pinecone Wreath

If using a purchased wreath form, you may want to spray paint or wrap with some burlap, but this isn’t necessary. The prettiest wreaths are packed with acorns and pinecones, enough that the wreath form won’t show through.

If you would like to go entirely natural, you will need a length of evergreen bough that can be bent into a wreath shape, some floral wire or the like, and some wire cutters. If you choose to add some glitter to your acorn and pinecone wreath, paint the cones and nuts and allow them to dry first.

Then all you need to do is start gluing the cones and nuts to the wreath form, alternating them randomly so the entire effect looks natural.

Additional Natural Wreath Ideas

Once you are finished gluing the acorns and pinecones to the form, set the wreath aside and allow it to dry. If you wish, you can embellish the wreath with a neutral colored bow or some fairy lights.

Other natural wreath ideas may incorporate additional evergreen branches, fall colored leaves, and sprigs of berries such as holly berry. If adding other boughs or sprigs, use twine to secure the material to a natural evergreen wreath form or floral pins on a foam form.

Creating a natural wreath is only as limited as your imagination and will allow you to bring a little bit of nature into your home décor.

Amy Grant

Amy Grant has been gardening for 30 years and writing for 15. A professional chef and caterer, Amy's area of expertise is culinary gardening.