Step 3 | Plan, Design and Assemble | How To Make a Holiday Wreath

As part of our step-by-step guide to making your own holiday wreath, here is the third step where you will map out your design and assemble it.

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holiday wreath Step 3: Plan, Design and Assemble the Wreath
How To: Make a Holiday Wreath
by: Leah Kerkman | Log Home Design

Step 3: Plan, Design and Assemble the Wreath
adding hanger to wreathFirst, if the wreath you purchased doesn’t yet have a loop to use as a hanger, create one now before you start gluing on the pinecones. We used a loop of raffia tied around the wreath, but you could use anything you’d like. Wire would work, too. Or, if you have an over-the-door wreath hanger, you may not even a loop.

designing a wreathThen, plan your design. It usually works best to use the bigger pinecones first. A standard-size straw wreath (ours was 12 inches) will support about three rings of big pinecones. Definitely eyeball it before you go glue-crazy, though.

gluing pinecones to wreathFor the inner and outer rings of pinecones, secure them to the wreath with the U-picks. To do this, use the hot glue gun to glue the flat part of the pick to the bottom of each pinecone, between the layers of petals.

glue pinecones to wreathOnce you’ve glued picks to the pinecones (but only those cones for the inner and outer rings—your middle ring won’t need picks), you’re ready to fix the cones to the wreath. We started on the outer loop, using some glue on the pick and then pushing the pick firmly into the straw wreath.

gluing pinecones to a wreathContinue the process with the inner ring, as well. Once you’re ready to start gluing on your middle loop, just glue the pinecone directly to the wreath, affixing the cone as its bottom.

What You'll Need Prepping the Wreath Determining Design Finishing Touches
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