DIY Metallic Pinecone and Acorn Wreath

December 11, 2017 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Christmas
I couldn’t let Christmas pass me by without making one new wreath this year! For my latest wreath for Oriental Trading’s site,  I paired natural pinecones and acorns with shiny metallic gold, silver, and copper paint and glitter. The result is both rustic and glam at the same time. I love how it looks paired with some of my winter woodland animals and feather trees.

Read on for more closeup pictures of these pretty painted pinecones!

Pinecone craft idea - paint them metallic colors and edge with glitter glue - so pretty!

To paint the pinecones I first brushed them with some metallic craft paint (I love Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Craft Paint) and then I edged them with some metallic glitter glue to give them a little extra sparkle. I also used the glitter glue to cover the bottom of the acorns. It look a couple hours to paint each of the pinecones, but if you enjoy painting, I found painting pinecones to be very therapeutic!

Pinecone craft idea - paint them metallic colors and edge with glitter glue - so pretty!

Once they were all painted, I just glued them onto a wreath form, mixing up the colors and sizes of pinecones randomly as I went along. The trick to a good wreath is making it really full – the more pinecones the better! This is a relatively small but lush wreath that looks good nestled among other Christmas decor on your mantel or a shelf.

Paint pinecones and acorns in a variety of glittery metallics for this glam Christmas wreath idea!


Head to Oriental Trading’s site for the step-by-step pinecone wreath tutorial and a full list of supplies!



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