Winter botanical projects call for heavy floristic crepe. Our paper poinsettia wreath was a beautiful example of how the heavy crepe can bring a bloom to life. As we think about bringing the best elements of winter into our seasonal home decor, pine needles are one of the first things that came to mind. We used our heavy crepe in emerald to make these super easy needles that look gorgeously realistic. Then, we used them to put together a mini pine needle wreath for a festive home accent.
Print the PDF template below to get started. These crepe pine needles are much easier than they look! Simply twist the fringes of the paper to create the look. We also encourage you to take a look at the photo tutorial to help you as you craft your pine needle wreath. Because we were adding these pine needles into a twig wreath, we wanted to use a thinner floral wire than we do for stemmed blooms. We went with a 24-gauge wire because we have a nice supply in the studio.
When you finish your pine needles, you can tuck them into the twig wreath. You have the option to use hot glue to secure, but we were successful with just sliding the wire between the twigs. Our finishing touches to this rustic winter pine needle wreath were the holly berries and cork owls. In the past we have used red beads as holly berries, but here we decided to use red felt balls. You can also use cotton spun balls painted red! If you want to incorporate those adorable cork owls, find the tutorial here.
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- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Juniper, Emerald, or Evergreen
- 24-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern & Moss
- Twig Wreath Form
- Extra Small Red Felt Balls or 10mm Cotton Spun Balls (painted red)
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut crepe paper into a 2” x 8” strip with the grain in the direction of the 2” width as shown on the PDF template. Fringe the edge, cutting with the fringe.
- Gently twist each piece of fringe.
- Wrap the strip around the end of a piece of floral wire and glue into place.
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For a more extensive collection of DIY wreath projects, be sure to read our DIY holiday wreath guide. Browse our Christmas DIYs for seasonal project inspiration, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily glimpses into our makes. Enjoy! ~ Lia and the Team