I bought a 12" wire wreath form from Joann's for $2.39 and collected a variety of pine cones from my neighborhood and from nature walks at our local park (that equals free, my favorite price!). Now, I did buy a brand new heat gun due to the fact that after a lengthy search of my craft room and turning my entire house upside down, my old glue gun was nowhere to be found. It seems to have grown legs and walked away. I digress, my new heat gun, which cost a whopping total of $8.99 before my 40% Joann discount, is my new favorite thing! It cost less than my old one, but I love it so much more. It's an Ad-Tech 40 watt full-size glue gun with all the awesomeness of an expensive one. Score. And since I saved so much on the glue gun, I went ahead and stocked up on a 50 pack of Ad-Tech Hi Temp Glue Sticks for about $6 more. Double score. Look out people, this girl is packin'! :)
The pine cones and the "Edna" natural crochet lace from RRR adhered beautifully to the wire base and it's worth mentioning that the Ad-Tech glue sticks have a far better bond than my previous glue sticks, which I fail to recall the brand name--but I was always having things come off and having to re-glue them because the old sticks just weren't up to par for my projects. This is my first ever pine cone wreath and I'm pretty happy with the result. The best part: the grand total of making this wreath (minus the glue gun) was approximately $3.00. Yes. I see many more of these in my future.
And a couple close-ups of the inner and outer sides.