It tumbles into another DIY.
Which tumbles into yet another DIY.
DIY inspiration tumbles into your head.
The next thing, you’re DIYing pine cones into cotton stems. Then adding cotton stems to grapevines wreaths. And what about those bleached pine cones??
I love DIY!
DIY Cotton Wreath
I almost bought a cotton wreath. The price tag stopped me. Today I’m sharing how to make a DIY cotton wreath.
I’ve also shared how to make cotton stems. These are stunning in a vase or pitcher.
Two Dollar Store grapevine wreaths
50 regular size cotton balls
3 medium size pine cones
Garden scissors, wire cutter or tin snips
Hot Glue gun with glue sticks
Step 1, pull the cotton ball edges out a bit and roll back up in your palms. This takes the store bought cotton ball look out!! 🙂
Step 2, using the scissors or tool of your choice clip the scales from the pine cones. I have found it easier to start in the middle. Then work down to the bottom. I left the smaller scales around the bottom. Next work your way up to the top. Again leaving the smaller scales around the top.
Step 3, Glue four pieces of scales in each cotton ball. I make a + or x pattern.
Step 4, pull apart one grapevine wreath. You will be using the broken pieces of the vine to add dimension to the wreath.
Step 5, lay one wreath on your work surface. Start hot gluing the cotton balls placing the scales on the bottom. Note: most Dollar store wreath are not in great shape. Use the cotton balls to hide any ugly areas. 🙂
Finished DIY cotton wreath
Tip: I gather the 4 pine cone scales in one hand, then add a dollop of hot glue in the center. Then push a piece of vine through the middle and hold for a second or two.
Step 6, glue the cotton stems around the wreath inserting between the vines.
Another tip: Grapevine wreaths usually are made going in one direction. Note which way your wreath is by the tips of the branches. Add your cotton stems to continue in the same direction.
Here’s a pin for you to add to your favorite Pinterest board to refer to later.
In conclusion, the above photo is a test. If you’re on a mobile might look odd. The picture may cut in half. Let me know if it’s weird. Thanks!
I’m glad I tumbled into this DIY project. 🙂