Winter is a great time to decorate with pinecones and I thought that the Picnic Stamp from the Faux Quilting Doily Picnic set would make a great pattern. After a few mishaps, I finally figured out how to make the paper pinecone look almost real! I LOVE it when a crafty plan comes together!
Here’s how I made it!
Kraft Cardstock (2), Foam Egg, Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks, 1″ Circle Punch, Acrylic Stamp Block and pine branches..
NOTE: I show straight pins in my materials shot below, but when I starting attaching the circles to the foam egg, they did not hold, so I switched to a low temp glue gun. The low temp is important, so as not to melt the foam egg.
1.) Stamp the entire surface of two sheets of kraft cardstock with Picnic Stamp and Bark Ink.
2.) Punch out 1″ circles from both sheets of cardstock.
3.) Starting at tip of foam egg, attach first circle.
4.) Attach circles in a spiral pattern, overlapping approximately 1/3 over the previous layer and adjacent circles. Make sure as you approach the end of the pinecone that the bottom edge of the circles are glued down completely. You might have to fold and bend them to make them fit.
5.) Glue one small pine branch to end of pinecone, then attach one last circle over the pine branch. Embellish with a few more pine branches as an accent.
Make several to fill a decorative bowl or lay out in a grouping with more pine branches to create a wintery centerpiece!
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth