I’m so excited to share with you this new summer wreath with pine cone zinnias that I whipped up recently! Yes, I know, we are midway through summer and I’m just now getting a wreath on our door! But I’m calling this a late summer wreath which I’ll continue to use this fall, too, and you’ll see why in just a bit.
Zinnias are my favorite summer flower and I have plenty of them growing in our garden, but did you know that zinnia flowers can be created from pine cones? Well, I didn’t either until last fall when I saw some at our church bazaar. Someone local had created several beautiful items including a floral arrangement and a wreath using colorful flowers made from pine cones! Although I didn’t purchase any of those items, I was smitten by the idea of creating long lasting zinnia flowers from pine cones, something FREE that drops daily from our large pine tree in our backyard!!!
I’ll be sharing exactly how we made and painted these flowers in another post, but first I wanted to show you my wreath.
To make the wreath, I spray painted an inexpensive grapevine wreath white and then hot glued a few of the pine cone zinnia flowers onto it. One of my favorite color combinations is aqua and red, and the color choices on the flowers was driven by this!
Our new outdoor rug for the front porch from Rug Studio!!! It’s so soft and pretty and as you can see, I’m bringing in some new and different colors onto the porch. Can’t wait to share it all with you soon!
In the meantime, I just had to put this cute birdhouse inside the wreath! It reminds me so much of two of our granddaughters who surf competitively. They saw the birdhouse while they were here visiting this summer and loved it!
Sharing at: Wow Us Wednesday@Savvy Southern Style