Monday, November 3, 2014

Felt Pinecones

Hello Friends! I am always looking for a craft that I can do while watching a little tv with my Hubby. This is that sort of craft. I saw this pin from BHG on how to make felt pinecones. I took their template modified it a little.

Freezer paper 
Felt: two complementary colors 
Coated thread or thin twine 
Quilting Needle 
Beads (optional) 


Instructions to make 2 pinecone ornaments:
   Preparation 
  • Print out the patterns on freezer paper (available, below). 
  • Using an iron on medium heat, press freezer paper, shiny side down, onto felt (one of each color). 
  • Cut out scale, I left freezer paper on so I can reference the size more easily. 
  • From either color of felt, cut 10 small squares (1/4-inch to 1/2-inch square) to use as separators between pairs of scales. 


Make the Pinecone 
  • Thread needle with coated thread. 
  • Slide scales in two-color pairs, with a square separator in between pairs, as follows: 
Two A scales, square, two B scales, square, two B scales, square, two C scales, square, two C scales, square, two B scales, square, two B scales, square, two A scales, square, two D scales, square, two D scales, square. 
  • Shift each pair of scales to position individual petals between petals of the prior pair. 
  • Fold E half-scale pieces in half and thread through corner to make the top of pinecone. 
  • Pull the thread tight and tie off. OPTIONAL: you can add a wood bead to the top before you tie it off.
  • Cut the thread long to make a loop for hanging. 


Now you are ready to use it for decorating. I plan to hang mine on my Christmas Tree but the possibilities are endless. 

How would you use your felt pinecones for decorating?






PDF Download of Printable Template
This template will make 1 pinecone all the same color. If you are using 2 different colors, then the template will make 2 pinecones

4 comments:

  1. Adorable! I'd like to feature your charming felt pine cone at Tuesdays with a Twist tomorrow! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. This post is so fantastic that both Marci & I featured it without knowing!
      Thanks
      Angie

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  2. This is so cute! I am going to give it a try.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Deanies. I would love to know how yours turn out.

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