I made this DIY Pinecone Flower Hanging Centerpiece with the thought of using it for the holidays but I think it would also work well as a non-floral wedding centerpiece for a rustic themed wedding. This one does take a bit of time but it's beautiful and affordable (virtually free other than the paint, wire and fishing line). Be sure to check out some other DIY wedding centerpiece ideas on my blog.
Here are the things you'll need - Twigs, fishing line, wire, cutting shears/clippers, glue gun, white paint and pinecones (approx 12-15). I must confess I bought these pinecones because I was unable to find some in my neighborhood. If you do pick them up outside be sure to clean/cook them properly to ensure there are no bugs and that they are dried properly.
Using your cutting shears cut each pinecone into at least 4-6 segments .
Look at the pretty flowers hiding inside pinecones - who knew :)
Pull out the excess or broken petals and squish up the center to make it look more like a blossom.
Paint the petals white.
Prepare to string the pinecone flowers by arranging them from largest to smallest
with approx 7 in each row - 12 rows total.
Tie some fishing line onto a hook and cut it to your desired length. String the pinecone flowers onto the fishing line by placing the fishing line and some glue inside an outer petal - hold down for a few seconds. Ensure the pinecone flowers are closer together near the top and farther apart at the bottom.
For the twig wreath use some gift tape to connect a long stick of branches.
Curl the long stick into a circle.
Wrap some wire around the entire wreath and remove the gift tape.
Use a marker to mark-out 12 evenly spaced spots around the wreath.
Tie the 12 pinecone flower fishing lines onto the wreath and adjust them accordingly.
If you have the time I think this would make a great no-cost/non-flower wedding centerpiece. Especially with the new "Hanging Wedding Centerpiece" trend.