A front door wreath for winter can be puzzling. I have made many wreaths for spring, summer, and fall, but not so many for winter. An easy idea that I came up with to decorate my door for winter is a Pine Cone Door Decoration.
Pine Cone Door Decoration
Pine cones hang from ribbons of varying lengths from a 3M door hanger that stays on our door year round.
The pine cones that I used for this project are ones that I collected in North Carolina. In my area of Virginia I have not run across any pines that produce cones this large. Mr. SP has gotten used to me collecting pine cones when we are traveling.
The pine cone door decoration even looks pretty from the inside of our door.
How to Make a Pine Cone Door Decoration
Pine Cone Door Decoration
Learn how to make a beautiful pine cone door decoration that looks lovely on a door for winter.
Drill a hole into the top of each pine cone with a drill bit matching the size of the shank of the screw eye.
Twist a screw eye hook into each pine cone.
Add ribbon to each pine cone threading it through the eye hook and tieing a single knot at the top of the ribbon length. Two ribbon lengths are cut so that they measure 13" from the top of the screw eye to the knot. Three ribbon lengths are cut so that they measure 11" from the top of the screw eye to the knot. One ribbon length is cut so to measure 9" from the top of the screw eye to the knot. Two ribbon lengths are cut so that they measure 7 ½" from the top of the screw eye to the knot.
Hang a 3M outdoor door hanger on door following package directions.
Hang the two 13" ribbons with pine cones attached from the 3M hook. Then add one of the 11" ribbon placing the pine cone with the 11" ribbon in the middle.
Add the other two 11" ribbon lengths with pine cones, placing these on either side of the 11" ribbon in the middle.
Layer on the 9" ribbon pine cone and the two 7 ½" pine cones.
Tie a bow around the 3M hanger to conceal the ribbon knots using the 1 ½" ribbon.
Vary the ribbon lengths to please your eye and to look good on your door.
I really like how this pine cone door decoration looks on our home for a winter.
This idea could also be used for Christmas or Valentine’s Day with red ribbon or green ribbon for St. Patrick’s Day.
This will grace my door during January and in February I’ll switch it to a Valentine’s Day wreath. I’m hoping that we soon will get some snow so that I can see how this looks on our door with snow as a contrast.
*I first published this post in 2011. This is an updated version with new pictures and printable directions.*