In my early teens, my grandma, sisters, and I would make these pinecone ornaments with cut-up ribbon. My mom still has a few on her Christmas tree that we made and I enjoy looking at them each year and remembering the good times we had making them.
Since becoming a Hybrid Chick here at The Hybrid Chick, I’ve been looking forward to trying these out with my digital supplies for Christmas time. I figured that I could just as easily take some digital papers, print them off, cut them up and then pin them on a Styrofoam egg just as easily as I could when I made them with ribbon. Boy was I right!
It was fun choosing which Christmas kit to use for this project. I ended up choosing Pixel Gypsy’s ‘Just Jolly’ kit.
First off, I printed off the digital paper I wanted to use on Red River Paper and let it dry. I ended up using about 1 1/2 pages of 8.5×11 paper, but I’m sure it would vary depending on how layered you want the pinecone to look. I cut the paper into 1 inch strips.
Then I cut them again at about 1 inch and then folded each one so that there was a point on one side, as seen below.
Next, I took the Styrofoam egg and the short applique pins and started attaching the folded papers on the narrow part of the egg first.
I worked my way around and up the egg to the wide part. Once I got to the top, I left some unused portion of the egg open so I could add the ribbon and some embellishments. I used a hot glue gun to add the embellishments.
This project was as much fun to make as the ones I made in my teenage years with my family! I will definitely be making more.
Other Articles by tettletop20:
- Simple Mason Jar Wrap - December 10th, 2010
- Vial Treat Holder - October 11th, 2010
- Decorative Stone Magnets - September 8th, 2010
- Paper Umbrellas - August 4th, 2010
- Recycled Phone Book Flowers - July 16th, 2010