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!
Back to the wreath, though. I added one of the pine cone zinnias to the bow on the wreath using some polka dot and check ribbon (two of my faves, you know) and it was done!
These are all colors that I'm going to continue using on the porch this fall even long after the real zinnias in the garden fade!
I'll be sharing how we made these real soon! I did have to enlist a little help from Leo because those pine cones were harder to cut than I expected.
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!
There's still plenty of summer left and I hope you're enjoying yours to the MAX!
What a clever idea to use pine cones as zinnias. They make the perfect flower! I will have to look up what type of pine tree they come off of and see if we have them in my area, Northeast- US.
This is such an adorable idea, using the pinecones to create zinnias! I just love it!
I came across your wreath on Pinterest. It's super cute. Stop by and share your crafts, DIYs and other posts with us if you like.
I was sucked in by the color of your front door. So happy and welcoming and the wreath is beyond cute. So fun and cheerful. You have my color palette down perfectly. 😀
Thanks for sharing your creativity.
What do you use to cut the pine cones?
Imagine how cute this would be for all the different seasons. Using different colors for fall and winter would be fabulous.
Liz @ Infuse With Liz
What an adorable wreath and the surfer bird house is too cute! Love the colorfu rug. Everything ties together so nicely and says summer!
Your wreath is so cute Jane and I love the colors of your new rug!
How did you cut the pine cones, also did younpick up your pine cones in the yard I did and they were full of ants.
This is just SO cute!!! Love zinnias and their wonderful colors and you have made the perfect fun wreath! Can't wait to see more of the process.
ohhh my word!! I absolutely love that wreath..Big high five!!!! ????❤
Hi, Jane. I already have a white wreath, so I'm anxious to see how to make the pine cone zinnias for a different look. Hopefully, I can find time to make them.
Too cute I just love the wreath! I'm also a sucker for zinnias, I normally sew seed every year, but didn't bother this year and I'm missing them.
The wreath is a perfect match with the colors in the rug. I think you will really enjoy the addition of the aqua Jane. Congrats and a great idea using the pine cones for flowers. Love them. Jean
Thank you so much Jane for posting this adorable wreath. One of the best ideas I have seen in a long time. Always love seeing your posts. This is my first time to respond to any post.
I planted Zinnias this Spring. I hadn't planted then in years. I am enjoying them this summer. The wreath is so darn cute.
I always plant zinnias each and every summer in memory of my grandfather. This wreath is great and there are plenty of pine cones in this area. I'll be making this for sure. Thank you so much.
This wreath is so adorable, Jane. It totally screams summer! Zennias are my favorite flower too! They must be heat tolerant in Florida, because mine are thriving! I have all the supplies to make one, including the pine cones from the preserve in my backyard. Can't wait for you to share the tutorial and your makeover front porch. Have a nice weekend!
What a cute idea Jane! Adorable and so clever!
Beautiful! I am looking forward to the pine cone zinnia tutorial. You are so talented, Jane! I love your blog.
Pat@ Life At Lydias House
Jane, that is so cute! When I saw the title of the post I was anxious to see what pine cone Zinnias are since I had not heard of that variety before!!
That is adorable. So creative!