Silver Pinecone Wreath

I finally have something new to show you! It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve done a fun project, which is crazy. The whole name change thing took up most of that time and then I might have become obsessed with the Hunger Games series and spent about 5 days doing nothing but reading.

While my Mom and I were at the Country Living fair, we saw these amazing silver, wooden wreaths. I wanted to buy one but couldn’t bring myself to pay $60 for a wreath, so I took the inspiration and made it my own with a pinecone wreath.

I planned on making the pinecone wreath myself, butt then I spotted this at Home Depot:
For $20, all the hard work was done for me. It would have been at least $12 for all of the materials and the effort splinters time involved to make it myself was definitely worth $8 to me. But if you want to make it yourself, Hi Sugarplum just did a great tutorial on one. Check it out HERE

I sprayed on two light coast of Rustoleum’s Metallic Spray Paint in Satin Nickel
I let that dry (only because I didn’t want spray paint all over my fingers)… then sprayed a light coat of Elmers Spray Adhesive:

Then coated it in Martha Stewart Craft’s Fine Glitter in White Gold (available at Michaels):

It took a couple rounds of glue and then glitter to get it fully covered but here is the result:
My husband thinks I’m beyond weird for putting a wreath in a powder room, but I love it. I might leave it up all year… but definitely through the winter.
I know, its practically heresy to use a flash indoors, but I wanted you to see the bling.
On another note, I probably won’t post again until Friday, so this year, I’m thankful for:

  • a new future sister-in-law
  • John finishing up the bulk of his Masters classes next month
  • my brother’s new job
  • celebrating our first holiday season in our new home

What are you thankful for? I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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