Pine Cone Flower Wreath

Pine Cone Flower Wreath
This autumn wreath has a beautiful natural charm. Cut apart pine cones to make pretty flower shapes and add your choice of paint colors!

Let's Get Started

STEP 1:

A) Print out the template and cut out the scale.

B) Trace scales onto poster board. You will need about 50 scales to complete the project.

C) Cut out the pineapple scales with scissors. OPTIONAL: Use a personal cutting machine to cut out the scales.

D) Fold the scales in half. Tip: Use a bone folder (or a butter knife) to create a sharp crease. 

 

STEP 2:

A) Flip the jar upside down. Beginning at the top, start to hot glue a row of scales to the jar. Note: Be sure to only place dabs of glue in the corners of each scale.

B) Complete the first row of scales.

C) Hot glue the next row of scales onto the jar. Offset the row so it's in between the scales on the first row.

D) Continue this pattern of offsetting the scales until you reach the neck of the jar. 

STEP 3:

A) Cut a 1/2" wide by 9 1/2" long strip of poster board.

B) Hot glue the band to the bottom of the jar, around the neck.

C) Hot glue a row of scales to the band, following the offset pattern from above.

D) Cut the very last row of scales in half. Glue them to the band following the offset pattern. 

STEP 4:

A) Cut a piece of poster board that is big enough to hold 11 leaves. Spray paint both sides gold. Note: Also spray the lid of the mason jar if needed. Let dry.

B) Trace the leaf template onto the gold poster board. You will need 11 leaves to complete the project.

C) Cut out the leaves with scissors. OPTIONAL: Use a personal cutting machine to cut out the leaves. 

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