Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Pine scale wreath
Lift and twist the scales to break it from the pine cone. See the Tutorial below
Cover a wreath frame with moss or growth medium. Glue the scales on to the wreath frame with hot glue
Continue adding scales in rows just as it grew on the pine cone. Let each scale overlap the previous one in a spiral, similar to fish scales or roof tiles.
Match the sizes of the scales to gradually get bigger as you move around the wreath.
Fit in the last few scales.
Pine scale wreath.
Wiggle all the pine cone scales to make sure it is secure.
Using hot glue invariably leaves unwanted strands. You can easily melt them away with a hairdryer set on the warmest setting. See Tutorial below
Decorate the pine cone wreath.
It is easier to peel a pine cone from the flat side than to try and break the scales from the top
When you glue a structure with hot glue there are always a few stray strands of glue stuck all over the design. Blow it away with a hairdryer.
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