Like I said earlier this week, it’s time for easy, DIY Christmas decorations. And nothing is easier than crafting with felt for Christmas – just cut, glue and go. No fraying or messy threads, and the texture is soft and cozy, too. The hardest part — choosing your favorite colors for these Felt Pine Cone Ornaments. To help you decide, I’m sharing two different color schemes for making these felt ornaments.
To make a Felt Pine Cone Ornament, you will need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” egg
- Felt in moss green and cream (or other colors of your choice)
- Ribbon, 3/8” wide
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; craft pins
To make a Felt Pine Cone Ornament:
1. Using the pattern, cut out four – five strips from each color of felt. Cut along the dotted lines to create individual pieces. Each felt strip will make 10 individual pieces.
2. At the narrow end of the egg, glue four scales in a cross shape, with the rounded edges touching and the straight edges forming right angles. Alternate the colors – cream, green, cream, green. If needed, add a few craft pins to hold in place till glue dries.
3. Glue on a second ring of four felt pieces or scales, making another cross and overlapping the empty spaces left by the first cross.
4. Continue gluing on rings of scales, working in rows around the egg, overlapping the prior row as you go and covering bare spots. Alternate the colors as much as possible.
5. Knot together the ends of a 9” length of ribbon. Pin and glue the hanger to the top of the egg. Optional: Tie a small bow and pin and glue to the top of the ornaments.
For a little sparkle, I suggest brushing glue on the end of each felt piece and sprinkling on glitter. Wouldn’t that be pretty?
Here’s a variation that Kathleen made a few years ago to decorate her Felt Pine Cone & Poinsettia Wreath. As you can see, she made these Felt Pine Cone Ornaments in shades of red, and her instructions were slightly different. Instead of cutting out strips of felt first, she chose to cut out individual pieces. You can choose whichever method you like best.
Now, a quick break from all-things Christmas for a little off-season reminder. If you’ve not yet saved a few pumpkin stems for next year’s projects, do it now! If you wait much longer, you won’t be able to find them again till next fall. I found quite a few pumpkin stems at my local pumpkin patch last week. Call your local garden center or pumpkin patch to see what they have on hand.
Are you ready for the next Stocking Stuffer Giveaway? Today’s winner, selected by random.org from the comments left on Tuesday’s post, is Barb Macaskill. Please contact me, Barb, to arrange for your stocking stuffer goodies!
I have two more Stocking Stuffer Giveaways to go. Leave a comment below and you might be the next winner. Just like a stocking, each prize package has a few fun surprises. I’ll draw next Tuesday’s winner from the comments left on today’s post. Good luck!
What are your weekend plans? Are you crafting? Baking cookies? Singing carols? We’re going to the annual Holmes County Cookie Tour again – yummy!