How to make a Pink Heart Pinecone Wreath

Learning how to make a pink heart wreath with pinecones is easier than you think. So gather your supplies, and let’s get started.

Have you started to decorate for Valentine’s Day? Well, today, I have the perfect craft project for you! I am sharing a stunning pink heart pinecone wreath that will be the envy of all your neighbors.

With just a few supplies and patience, you can quickly put together this piece of decor that will surely add charm to your porch or entryway.

heart wreath

Supplies needed to create a pink heart wreath.

  • One heart-shaped grapevine wreath ( you could also bend curly willow to make your wreath)
  • Assorted pinecones and pods
  • Fresh eucalyptus
  • Fresh curly willow
  • Pink and white acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • Wire
  • Glue gun

Types of pinecones you can use for your pink heart

Using a variety of pinecones will give you a more interesting look for your pink heart wreath.

I live in California, where we have several varieties of pinecones.

  • Monterey Pine
  • Bishop Pine
  • Santa Cruz Island Pine
  • White Bark Pine
  • Limber Pine
  • Beach Pine
  • Lodgepole Pine
  • Western White Pine
  • Knobcone Pine
  • Bristlecone Pine
  • Foxtail Pine
  • Four-Leaf Pinyon

And so many more. These are just a few.

pine cones of california
Image from WP Armstrong

Pods to add to your pink heart wreath

I picked these pods up on my daily walk. The pod on the left is a jacaranda pod. These trees are beautiful in the summer, full of purple blossoms, producing these great pods.

The pods on the right are from the cypress tree. Once you pick them and they dry, they open up.

Eucalyptus for pine cone wreath

Curly willow comes in long branches and can add a very whimsy feel to your wreath.

Directions to make your wreath

First, I attached the curly willow and some eucalyptus to the heart wreath using wire and a hot glue gun.

DIY Foraged Heart Pine Cone Wreath

Cutting and attaching the pine cones

With clippers in hand, I began to cut my pinecones. My mission was to create intricate flowers; however, this was no small feat! With help from my husband and a trusty glue gun for reattaching any missing pieces, I could get what I was looking for. I will say that I found some pinecones easier to cut than others. The long skinny ones were the easiest for me to cut. You need to experiment and be sure you have sharp clippers.

Secondly, I put wire around the pine cone slice and twisted it well. Next, I wired the pinecones to the wreath one at a time. In addition, I added a small amount of hot glue behind the pinecone flower for extra security.

heart wreath

Finishing touches on my wreath

As beautiful as it was in its natural state, I wanted a pink heart for Valentine’s Day. This part was easy. I used pink and white acrylic paint in my craft cabinet.

First, I used the pink paint at full strength; then, I added white for a softer pink color.

In the end, I was thrilled with the results and will enjoy this wreath on my She shed door.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial; if you try it, please send me a picture at [email protected]; I would enjoy seeing your wreath.

Happy early Valentine’s Day to you all!

Pink heart wreath made of


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  1. Leslie Watkins says:

    Oh, I love it! Good to know that long skinny pinecones are easier to cut! Can’t wait to try it!!

    1. Hi Leslie, Happy New Year. I hope your year is off to a great start.

  2. This is gorgeous! What a difference a little bit of paint can do.

    1. Thank you so much! It was such a fun wreath to create.

  3. This is a beautiful wreath, Wendy!! I love all of the natural elements that you used to make it. Eucalyptus is one of my favorite types of greenery to use year round!
    What a fun idea to use pinecones…they look so pretty painted pink! Such a fun project for this season. Pinned!

  4. LOVE this stunning wreath, Wendy! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared!
    Creatively, Beth

    1. Thank you so much, Beth, I will be sure to look out for your post. Have a great evening.

  5. My goodness, this is stunning! So clever and creative. This will be a feature over at Handmade Monday this week 🙂

    1. Hi Kristin, thank you for reaching out. I have put your link party on my list, and will get linked up. Thank you for letting me know you had a party

  6. That is beautiful! I love how you painted the pinecones and now they look like flowers.

    1. Thank you so much, Joanne. I am glad you like it.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer. However those pine cones are not so easy to cut, LOL

    1. Thank you, sweet friend, so very kind of you. I saw your post before I saw this comment. :)))

  7. Wendy I love your new website.. this pinecone wreath is so beautiful natural and all frilled up..enjoyed this post so much.. thanks for sharing❤️

    1. Thank you Pam. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. Have a beautiful day.

  8. Wendy this is just beautiful! I can’t believe you made this out of pinecones! So pretty! Just pinned your DIY.

    1. Thank you, sweet girl. I will say the pinecone cutting takes some effort, LOL!

  9. This looks great Wendy. Love that you painted them, gave it a totally different look.

    1. Thank you, Anita. It is a fun project, but those pinecones can be buggers to cut.

    1. Thank you so much Mary. I too am going to be sharing your bistro set next weekend. XO

  10. What a fun way to use and color pinecone Wendy! Anything pink I’m a fan of! Great post!

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