What colors would you use to make Felt Pine Cone Ornaments?

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.

Easy DIY -- Felt Pine Cone Ornaments on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Felt Pine Cone Ornaments by Kathleen George.

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
Love these easy, DIY ornaments -- they're a classic. Felt Pine Cone Ornaments on CraftsnCoffee.com.

What colors would you use for your Felt Pine Cone Ornaments?

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?

Beautiful, DIY ornament made with felt and Styrofoam eggs. CraftsnCoffee.com.

How about adding a little glitter?

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.

A pretty Christmas wreath made with felt. The Felt Pinecones would be pretty as ornaments, too.

A Christmas classic. CraftsnCoffee.com has a tutorial for making Felt Pinecones.

The Felt Pine Cones are pretty all on their own, and you could hang them on your tree.

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!

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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31 Responses to What colors would you use to make Felt Pine Cone Ornaments?

  1. CraftyB says:

    I think I would use gray, cream, and tan for a natural, festive look and those colors would blend nicely with my decor. Perhaps a mixture of cones in a bowl on the kitchen table would be a nice holiday/winter centerpiece. I wonder if some sprigs of greens and a little holly berry would be nice with the pine cones as well. Really like the pine cones!

  2. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    I’m looking for a good craft to do in my children’s school Christmas parties!!

  3. Eva says:

    Love your ideas! Glad I stumbled across your site on craft gawker!

  4. annagobanna says:

    they are all gorgeous I wish I had more time for craft maybe after Christmas!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for stopping in. Sure, you can make these after Christmas, and then display them all winter long. They would be pretty in the fall, too. Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. LisaM6 says:

    Those are great! I will add these to my to do list! 🙂

  6. Maybe just some glitter at the tips. The colors are cool.

  7. Gail Brasser says:

    Pretty much just a looker,but I enjoy your wonderful talent. I am a retired florist so I can appreciate the time it takes to do these creative things. I saw a felted snowmen you did last year I think I will make him for gifts next year. Thanks for all your time.
    Bobbie

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for stopping in! Fortunately, I have a very talented team of designers who create so many of the beautiful crafts you see here. It’s a team effort! I’m so glad you liked the felted snowman, and you’ll have to share a photo when you complete yours. Happy crafting. Sharon

  8. annehaun says:

    Love the pincomes – I would make mine with the darker green color – nature looking color.

  9. scrapfancy says:

    I would do brown and tan. But like the green and cream.

  10. Katiria says:

    Congratulations Barb!
    Lovely ornaments Sharon. This weekend we have some DIY roof repairs. So crafting will have to wait.
    Stay warm

    • Sharon says:

      Ouch, repairing the roof doesn’t sound like fun, but you have to have it ready for Santa’s sleigh. Be careful up there! We are plenty warm here — it’s in the 50s! How crazy is that? Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

      • Katiria says:

        Luckily my husband is not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and tackling home repairs. With all the rain we get here, Santa should bring an umbrella when he comes LOL
        Weather said Sunday should have an overnight low of 55, hopefully we can have it cold for Christmas. fingers crossed*

      • Sharon says:

        I hope your hubby successfully repaired the roof and you’re ready for the rain — and Santa. I hear he wears a raincoat down your way! No parkas in Florida.

  11. Kathryn Restoff says:

    Hoping to make gingerbread houses this weekend for the first time ever.

  12. Karen Whyte says:

    Love the pine cones, they look so real.

  13. LOVELOVELOVE the Pinecone and Poinsettia wreath! Absolutely gorgeous!!!’ I filled out the “contact me” form and sent it headed your way!! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to open my stocking!
    I am getting ready to bake my Christmas sweets so I can get them out to friends and family!! I can feel another 10 pounds headed to my hips and thighs! LOL TFS! Have a great weekend!

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