Monday, November 14, 2011

Pinecone Ornament Tutorial-Practical Scrappers

From now until Christmas, you can visit the Practical Scrappers blog everyday to get some great ideas for Christmas decor, pages, cards, and so much more. Today I want 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!

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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial today!


Unknown said...

Such a great idea, Audrey!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What an amazing idea--great tutorial!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Diana Waite said...

this is just AWESOME!

Mommy Sauri~ said...

very creative. My daughter would love to make these.

Thanks for the reference to practical scrappers at the beginning too..

Scarlett said...

Love this Audrey! These would make totally cute toppers hanging from presents.