Earlier this week I shared my tutorial for Bleached Pinecones. As promised, today I’m sharing with you my EASY garland made from those pinecones.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my bleached pinecones when I decided to make them. Garland. And then my friend Lauren over at Little Whitehouse Blog shared a photo of hers on Instagram and it just confirmed right then and there that I NEEDED the garland. Like now. 😉
I couldn’t be more pleased with how this turned out and the added fairy lights are great for easing into Christmas décor. Just as I enjoy easing into other Holiday Décor, I do the same with Christmas. I love bringing in small elements that are appropriate for both Fall and Winter. And this garland will definitely be hanging out in my home throughout the entire Winter Season.
What you’ll need:
Pinecones-Again, I used my bleached ones but you can certainly use regular. My garland only required 21. The number needed will depend upon length of garland you choose
Ribbon of your choice-I used white Grosgrain
Narrow Ribbon or Craft Wire-Again, I used a more narrow Grosgrain
Battery Operated Fairy Lights-These are referred to differently by many stores. These are battery operated on a flexible wire. These are optional for this project. I just wanted my garland to have pretty lights. 🙂
The first thing you’ll need to do is choose clusters of pine cones. For mine, I had 7 clusters of 3. One large, medium and small.
Next, using your narrow ribbon or craft wire, leaving about 8-12 inches on one end, start wrapping it around a pine cone, underneath it’s scales.
Once wrapped completely around once, tie the ribbon. Add your next pine cone and do the same, keeping your ribbon taught and the pine cones close to one another.
Once you’ve clustered together 3 Pine Cones, Tie the two ends of ribbon together and give a good tug to further cluster them and make tight.
Continue this for your desired amount of clusters.
Once you’ve completed the clusters, start tying your clusters to the larger ribbon, spacing approximately 2 inches. Tie a bow and cut excess ribbon.
For the lights, simpy bend and shape around the length of garland making certain to weave into the Pine Cones as well. Since I used two strands of lights, I started on from the right and one from the left.
It coordinates with my favorite turkey so well. 🙂 And as I said before, helps ease into Christmas without skipping right over Thanksgiving.
This project only took me about an hour tops and I am so in love with the way it turned out!!
And PS, If you like the wheat garland on my mantel? Come back next week because I’ll be telling you how I made it as well. And I bet you’d never guess….. it’s SIMPLE! 😉
Please let me know if you try this DIY and if you have any questions leave them in the comment section below or shoot me an email! I love hearing from you!
Hope you all have a great weekend and for those that apply, don’t forget to turn those clocks back an hour on Saturday! Cheers to the weekend AND an extra hour of it! To celebrate why not jot down my Orange Spiced Moscow Mule recipe? It is the perfect cocktail for Fall! Even great with a little Christmas music and decorating as well, if that’s what you’ll be up to!
Until next time,