DIY Pinecone and Acorn Wreath

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I swear the last two weeks have just flown by.

I had so many plans to sit down and blog but they never came to fruition.

Callum had surgery right after Thanksgiving and in my mind I really believed that he would come home from the hospital and be right as rain within a few days.

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Ha ha! I am so foolish

Turns out kidney surgery takes quite the toll and turns sweet little boys into tiny little dictators.

Here is an actual quote from him “Hey is anyone around here going to get me some breakfast?!”

That was the first thing he said to me that morning. No please. No thank you. Just demands.

Needless to say I haven’t slept very much and I have been run off my feet trying to keep the little dude happy, this house in some state of order, and trying to work.

Callum is feeling much better now so to celebrate we decided to craft.

He wanted to build a tall acorn tower and I wanted to make a wreath. We compromised and he got to dress up as Harry Potter while helping me decide where to put the acorns and pinecones.

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Isn’t he just the cutest!

Callum and I found all the acorns and some of the pinecones in a forest near our house.

I rinsed them off and put them on a baking sheet and tossed them in the oven at 200 degrees for two hours.

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I am so happy I did this because I found a creepy little worm crawling out of an acorn and the heat kills all those icky little creatures.

After everything is dry and bug free you can start to hot glue the pinecones to the wreath form. You can use a foam wreath, grapevine or wooden like I did. I just happened to have a spare wooden wreath form so that’s what I used.

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Don’t forget to attach a piece of wire to the wreath so you can hang it.

After the initial pinecones have been glued on you can start to fill in the gaps with smaller pinecones and some of the acorns.

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Keep piling them on until you are satisfied with how it looks.

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I bought the small pinecones at Michaels. They came with these little orange pods. They are perfect for fall but I want to use the wreath in the winter too so I decided to spray paint them gold and while they were wet I sprinkled on a little bit of gold glitter.

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I gotta say I am pretty happy with it. It is perfect for fall and winter. It took about half an hour to glue everything on and it was basically free because I only had to buy a few pinecones, and as everyone knows free is my favourite.

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