How to Upcycle Foam Packaging – DIY Pine Cone Wreath

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a DIY Christmas Pine Cone Wreath from found objects and foam packaging that you would otherwise discard.

Materials Needed – DIY Pine Cone Wreath

– Foam packaging – Large bowls – Ribbon – Craft knife – Pine cones – Glue gun

Step 1: Cut out your wreath base

Use some kitchen bowls to trace circles in your foam packaging to cut out the circular base shape for your DIY Pine Cone Wreath.

I used a larger mixing bowl for the outside of the wreath circle and a bowl with a smaller base for the inside of the circle. I used an Exacto knife to cut the foam, but scissors would work fine as well.

Step 2: Prepare the wreath base

I played around with adding this gold wrapping paper to the base before adding my decorations, but in the end, I decided against using it as it seemed too flimsy.

Step 3: Prepare your decorations

Next step is to prep your decorations, brush off any dirt and if necessary trim some of your pinecones.

Step 4: Start decorating!

Now you can start decorating! I added ribbon to the edges, but you can be creative and weave it around.

Start by organizing where you want to place most of your pinecones, and where you will fill in gaps with acorns.