I decided this year to create a natural Christmas wreath for our garden shed door. So I started looking for ideas and suddenly came across an adorable gingham ribbon pine cones swag. I thought, I have plenty of pine cones, so I sent my husband and little niece on a hunt. It didn’t take them long before they came back with a hand full of cute pine cones. Now this is just the beginning of creating my very first Christmas Pine Cone Swag for the garden shed.
I wish I could say that everything on this Pine Cone Swag is all natural but there are a few items you will need to shop for.
-Fresh Green Swag (I got mine at Trader Joe’s)
-6 Pine Cones (I got mine in my back yard. But if you don’t have any pine cones, click the word Pine Cones to order some online. I also saw snow-tipped pine cones. Wouldn’t that be adorable! )
To make this even easier you can click on each word in blue and order on Amazon.
PINE CONE SWAG DIRECTION:
This is such an easy and quick project. Lay out your pieces of ribbon. I used three pieces of wired ribbon cut 18″, 19″ and 20″, one bow ribbon and one extra 40″, not pictured, that will be used to hang the swag on the door. Overall you will need around 5 yards of ribbon. You may find some extra ribbon when you finish. But I always like to go over to the next yard just to be safe.
I laid them one on top of the other and tied them together in the middle with twine or string.
Then I run the ribbon piece that will hang the swag behind the string you just tied. If you cannot get it through then tie another piece with the ribbon inside.
Next, I glued each pine cone at the bottom of each ribbon. Here is an added bonus. To dress up your pine cone ribbons, even more, add a little ribbon bow where the ribbon and pine cone meet.
Take two pieces of ribbon about the same length. Make one into a circle and tie together with string to make the ears of the ribbon. Then use some string to attach the back or tails onto the ears. Last wrap a piece folded in half around the bow and glue gun it to the back. After you have the bow made glue gun the bow to the top of the ribbon/pine cone swag.
This part is also very easy, especially if you purchase a green swag already made like I did. Anyways, your Pine Cone Swag is already bundled together with some wire. I just carefully loosen the wire and slide the hanging ribbon through it. Give it a tightening back with the wire. If it still seems a little loose attach the ribbon and greenery together with your glue gun. However, I choose not to do that because I would like to save my ribbon/pine cone swag section for next year.
HANG YOUR SWAG
I love how this sweet swag hangs. Take your command hook and hang it upside down behind the door from the swag right in the center and up at the top. Then simply tie your hanger ribbon pieces together and hook the ribbon onto the command hook. Look around to the front of the door to see if you have it high enough. Adjust it accordingly by tieing the ribbon ends together more or less.
PINE CONE SWAG
Yay! You know have your very own almost all natural Pine Cone Swag or Wreath.
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Please share with me pictures of your Pine Cone Swag. I would love to see it and possibly feature it on my social media.
What is your favorite wreath made from parts of nature?