For the Crafter: Fabric Pinecone Ornament.
No pine trees in your yard? No problem when you can make your own!
What you’ll need:
- Styrofoam egg
- Variety of colorful, patterned fabric (or paper)
- Hot glue gun
- Short appliqué pins
- Cut fabric into a dozen or more 1 ½ inch to 2 inch pieces. (You may wish to start with smaller pieces at the top and work in larger pieces as you cover the egg.)
- Fold both edges of one end down so that it makes a point. Glue into place. Do this until you have all the pieces pointed and glued into this “pinecone tip” shape.
- NOTE: before starting, you may wish to glue a larger piece of fabric to the bottom of the egg. That way it will be covered when you run out of room to alternate the smaller pieces.
- Beginning at the top of the egg, use pins or glue to affix fabric pieces all the way around. At the next row, place the first piece between and slightly underneath two pieces in the row above. This is the beginning of your “pinecone” effect with its overlapping segments.
- Continue this process until you have the egg covered. You may want to glue down the tips along the bottom row, depending on the look you’re after.
- Attach a piece of ribbon or yarn at the top of the “pinecone” with glue or a pin, then embellish it with tinsel ribbon or some other bit of decoration.
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