Monday, November 14, 2011

Paper Pinecone Ornament

Over the next month we are going to be featuring daily inspiration for your Christmas projects!  Our designers will be taking turns showcasing ideas - we hope you will enjoy this different format!  As you are looking for other ideas don't forget to check on our tab "Idea Central" and look under the huge list of Christmas ideas there (these are projects from the last two years).

To kick things off we've got Audrey here with you today to share a quick tutorial on making a cute little pinecone ornament!
Here's what you'll need:
*~60 hearts cut out of brown cardstock (about 1.5" high).  Use your die cutting machine to make this step a LOT faster.  But a heart punch will work, too.
*styrofoam egg
*glue gun
*glitter.fake snow

First, take all of your hearts and pinch each lobe to make a crease in each to give the cone a bit of dimension.

Starting at the tip of the cone, tightly wrap a few hearts around each other and trim off the pointy ends.  Glue to th small tip of the egg.

Working your way up the cone, start gluing and overlapping hearts.  You want the lobes on one layer to be inbetween the lobes on the next layer.

When you reach the other end, you need to push the points down and hot glue them to the egg. 

Add some glue to the lobes of each heart and sprinkle with loose glitter or fake snow, or you could use stickles.

Add some ribbons to the top with some pins. Hang on your tree and VOILA!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial today!  Have a wonderful holiday season!!

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Charity Becker said...

love the simplicity of this adorable ornament!

Christa said...

Wow! Beautiful Audrey! Can't wait to see what everyone has in store too! December is going to be inspiration filled!

Beckie said...

OMGosh! Awesome. I love it. So creative.

Be Blessed, Beckie

JJ Sobey said...

Great tutorial! Now I need to find my heart punch... ;)

Kristie Maynard said...

That is so darn cute and simple too. Love it! TFS! I'm looking forward to seeing all the holiday projects!

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [15 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria