Create your own stunning flocked Pine Cone Peace Sign with this easy DIY tutorial. Perfect for adding a touch of nature and peace to your holiday home decor. For more holiday ideas see my Christmas page.
Looking for a unique and meaningful DIY project? Look no further than the pine cone peace sign! This nature-inspired decoration adds a touch of rustic charm while spreading positivity and tranquility through the holiday season.
With just a few simple steps, and some patience you can create a stunning piece that you can display for years to come.
I love the Pottery Barn pinecone peace sign wreath! But since they can be quite pricey I decided to make one of my own from some mini pinecones I had in my craft stash!
This is a super easy project but it does take some time to piece all of the pinecones onto the wreath. They need to be placed like puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together. So if you are up for a fun challenge. I promise this beauty will be worth the time.
Here’s how I made mine.
Pottery Barn’s Pinecone Peace Sign
Pine Cone Peace Sign
- Mini Pine Cones
- White Styrofoam Wreath
- Styrofoam scraps
- Pop And Spark Glitter
- Brown acrylic paint
- White spray paint
- Sharp smooth edge knife
- Sponge applicator or brush
- Sharp heavy-duty scissors
- Elmers glue
- A small piece of twine
- Hot glue and gun
Slice a round foam wreath in half.
Using a sharp knife, cut off the backside of the wreath so it is flat on the backside and rounded on the front. Do not worry if you break the pieces off the back they will be discarded. Make the back as flat, even, and smooth as possible with the knife.
Cut your bars for the inside of the peace sign out of scrap foam. I cut my foam with an X-Acto knife and a ruler.
Hot glue the pieces to the flat back of the wreath and trim the edges to match the circle.
TIP: I know hot glue is a huge no-no for use on foam, but if you use a low heat setting and small amounts at a time, it will not destroy the styrofoam, plus it dries fast. Using glue exclusively for styrofoam will take forever to dry. Just be quick when applying the hot glue.
Paint the wreath with brown acrylic paint. This will help hide the underside of the wreath between the pine cones.
Take your pine cones and cut them in half with sharp heavy-duty scissors.
Start placing them close together and facing in the same direction around the wreath. Glue them down with hot glue.
NOTE: I found adding a line of glue onto the foam and then placing 4-5 pine cones at a time was the fastest method.
I used larger pine cones for the inner bars to raise them up and make them even to the overlapped bars.
When you are finished. Glue a small piece of twine to the back to hang the peace sign.
For the Flocking:
Very lightly spray paint the wreath with white spray paint.
Place dots of Elmer’s glue over the edges of the pine cones with a paintbrush and then shake white glitter beads over the wreath until covered.
Then take silver and white glitter and shake all over the wreath. Let it dry.
And that’s it! Super easy to make and I still have mine in my living room even though the holidays are over!