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Pine cone and holly berry wreath {101 Days of Christmas}

Pine cone and holly berry wreath

My mom is the queen of wreaths. Three years ago she made these beautiful hanging pinecones for her front door, but two years ago she was preparing to move and last year she was living in Florida (where pinecones just don’t quite fit…), so she hasn’t made a Christmas wreath since.

But this year…this year she’s in North Carolina, home of the pine trees, pine needles and pine cones. {Which means it was really hard to find big pine cones to buy for this wreath since all of the ones in her yard were smaller. Imagine that…no market for pine cones in North Carolina!}

I love this wreath so much because it’s simple and elegant, but the holly berries keep it from being boring!

Pine cone and holly berry wreath


  • pine cones in a variety of sizes
  • holly berries*
  • grapevine wreath
  • hot glue

*She bought bunches of holly leaves and just cut off the berries to use; I don’t know if you can find the berries by themselves.


Start by gluing the largest pine cones around the middle of the wreath, pointing them in different directions. Use plenty of glue so they’ll hold securely.

Repeat with the medium pine cones, making sure that they go in all directions to make the wreath look random and full.

Fill in any spaces with small pine cones and then add bunches of holly berries all around.

Don’t focus on perfection because it’s easy to over think it; just add the pine cones and berries where you see an open space!

Projects from the archives:

Grapevine WreathHanging Pine ConesFabric Scrap Wreath

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