I'm going to be running the PMLC Lilac Festival booth, and I'm thinking that we could easily make and sell these wreaths. The students could assist by gathering the pine cones, and the older ones could even wire the big cones on. Tourists and other folks can purchase a wreath made from locally gathered cones. I think this is a winner!!
Pine Cone Wreath Directions:
- Wreath Frame (metal is best, imho)
- At least three kinds of pine cones: large, medium & small (I used Jeffrey, piñon, and I believe, fir)
- Hot or cool glue gun
- Floral wire
Be prepared, pine cones, especially the piñon (which produce the tastiest pine nuts) are sticky with sap. The best way to remove sap, is with oil (vegetable, olive, etc., or even an oily lotion). I rub it in & rub off the sap with paper towels.