How To Make A Dazzling Bleached Pinecone Wreath

How To Make A Dazzling Bleached Pine Cone Wreath

 I pick up pinecones, acorns, and everything along the way during my nature walk to the point where I actually feel like I am a bird or chipmunk. I think I am the only one in my neighborhood that does this. It’s a shame because there are so many different projects you can do with these treasures. You can make dazzling pine cone wreaths with beautiful pine cones of all different sizes.

I gathered all the pinecones and for the last few weeks, I have been bleaching them. I got inspired when I picked up the latest catalog of Serena & Lily and on the last page was this gorgeous blond pine cone wreath with a big blue bow. I had to make that for my new home. Discover how to make a dazzling bleached pine cone wreath.

The Bleaching Process

Bleaching the pinecones and creating the wreath takes about a week to do.

  1. I took 3 cups of bleach to 2 gallons of water.
  2. Add all the pinecones into the solution.
  3. Lay a few bricks over them so they don’t float to the top.
  4. After 24 hours remix the pinecones and let soak for another day.

Two days later I rinsed them off and let dry outside for another day. The weather was pretty warm so they dried pretty fast. There were a few that needed more heat,  I placed those in the oven at 200 degrees until they opened up. It took a few hours.

Wreath & Tablescape

I was so amazed how the pinecones coloring turned into different shades of blond. They are perfect for all kinds of projects and decor accents on a table. I made that wreath I loved so much. With the remainders, I added them to my dining room table. Each pinecone is unique and to me that is beautiful.

Here is a small tutorial of the wreath.

  1. Cut some of the pinecones in half using a small hand pruner.
  2. Glue stick them to a wreath.
  3. Let dry for a few hours
  4. Add a big colorful bow.


For more Pinecone ideas: Check out my painted pinecones.

also for more wreath ideas check out my lemon wreath.

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  1. Lovely wreath, Maria! I’ve seen bleached pine cones trending on Pinterest but hadn’t seen anyone make a wreath. Love all of your natural crafts. Pinning!

    1. Thanks, That’s great to know. I’m always trying to make things that are unique. Hugs Maria

  2. Simply natural and simply beautiful. We don’t have any pine cones on this property. Just acorns and tiny hemlock pine cones and you can be sure that I’ve gathered them too. 🙂

  3. LeAnn Harbert says:

    I will make my sons a blueberry cheesecake.

  4. I love how your wreath looks, the pine cones are very pretty. I love all the different shades.

  5. Sarah Phillips says:

    If I was the lucky winner, I’d finally try my hand at making homemade marshmallows!

  6. What a beautiful wreath! I am a retired elementary teacher so I have a stash of pine cones, ribbons, glue sticks etc. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks!

  7. Cindy Woods says:

    Very beautiful use of pinecones. Hope to have enough energy to try.

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