Day 14: Felt pine cones
I love a versatile craft. These felt pine cones are perfect for a holiday table scape, a fireplace mantel, or gathered in a bowl. You could do them in almost any color depending on what your theme is for the occasion. Bright colors for a modern Christmas? Or maybe all white for a classy clean Christmas. I created mine in a gradient of multiple colors.
TIME TO COMPLETE
45 min to 1 hour
- Felt (cut into 1″ wide strips)
- Styrofoam egg (2 5/16″ x 3 1/16″)
- 1/4″ ribbon (cut into 2.5″ strip)
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
First choose your felt colors. You can do one color or multiple colors depending on what you want your end result to be. Cut your felt into 1″ wide strips, and then cut them into 1″ diameter circles. The circles don’t need to be perfect. Part of nature is its imperfections.
The number of circles may depend on whether or not you do all one color or multiple colors. My pine cones used a range 60-70 circles. It justs depends on the size of the circle and how much you overlap.
Cut a piece of 1/4″ wide ribbon into a 2.5″ piece, and fold in half. Cut a small slit in the top of the Styrofoam egg. Place a little dot of hot glue into the slit and then place your ribbon into the slit. Hold for a few seconds until it sets.
Begin at the bottom of egg (opposite side where you glued the ribbon) and glue one circle right on the tip.
Start a bit above the circle and start to glue circles slightly overlapping each other. Glue one row around the Styrofoam, and then continue to another row.
Continue all the way up to the top. Make sure you are overlapping enough so no Styrofoam is showing. Make sure you don’t overdue the hot glue. If you put too much on it will melt the egg!
Arrange a few on the Christmas mantle, or in the center of the table for Christmas dinner.