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How To Make A Dazzling Bleached Pine cone Wreath

If you love natural elements. This bleached pine cone wreath has a unique and natural look. The patina on the pinecones from the bleach  gives the wreath a modern flair. Bring natural beauty to you home with this easy wreath tutorial

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There is something beautiful about natural elements. I am excited to share how to enhance pinecones with bleach creating a stunning wreath for your front porch.

I got inspired when I picked up the latest catalog of Serena & Lily. 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.

 Dazzling Bleached Pine Cone Wreath


There are so many places to hang this bleached pinecone wreath. Traditionally front doors are where we mostly hang wreaths. You can hang it in other areas in your home.

  • Over you stove fan: If you have large fan like mine its the perfect place.
  • You can add holiday cheer to your mantel
  • Over an entry door
  • Front porches
  • On exterior light fixtures
  • On your mailbox

Why Bleach The Pinecones

Pinecones are beautiful in its natural state. If you want to brighten them up to the point where they have a patina look, then follow these steps below. I will show you how to lighten them without adding to much bleach. Once you see the end results here, I am sure you will want to make one. Besides this wreath you can use the bleach pinecones for so many things. You can put them in a decorative jars, centerpieces, create all kinds of crafts.

Supplies For Bleached Pinecone Wreath

  • Bleach: Add 3 cups to bucket and 1 gallon of water. Too much bleach can make the pinecone fall apart.
  • Bucket
  • Brick or something heavy to place on pinecones to keep them from floating.
Soaking pinecones in bleach: Bleached Pine Cone Wreath

How To Make the Wreath

  1. Measure 3 cups of bleach with 1 gallon of water. Add all the pinecones into the solution.
  2. Lay a few bricks over them so they don’t float to the top.
  3. After 24 hours take the pinecones out and rinse them. Let dry for a few hours outside in the sun.
  4. To open them up, place them on a cookie sheet in oven at 250 degrees until they open up.

How To Make The BLeached Pine cone Wreath

  1. Cut some of the pinecones in half using a small hand pruner.
cutting the pinecones: Bleached Pine Cone Wreath

2. Glue them to a wreath.

3. Let dry for a few hours

4. Add a big colorful bow.

Glueing the Bleached Pine Cone Wreath

Whats the Best Pinecones For making a wreath

There are hundreds types of pinecones in the world. There are cylindrical, egg shape and small to very large. Cylindrical is the best for this wreath. For more info on pinecones check out this post on Beautiful DIY Pinecone Wreath.

 Bleached Pine Cone 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.

  8. This is gorgeous yet simple! I am going to try my hand at this!

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