Woweewow is this Ornament Along with Tara is already a blast. This week is all about the Fabric Pinecone Ornament, which some of y’all made with me last year. It’s totally something that looks much harder than it is and I can’t wait to see these floating around the interweb. Check out this one I made using Amy Sinibaldi‘s Little Town Fabrics.
What you’ll need:
- Foam eggs
- Appliqué pins
- Fabric (I used Blithe Fabrics by Katarina Roccella for the tutorial)
- Thin ribbon (I used 1/8″ but anything 1/2″ or under would be cute)
- One long pin
- Hot glue gun (optional)
Preparing the Fabric
- Cut fabric into 2″ strips
- Cut two squares from one of the strips and put aside for later
- With the rest of the strips, fold them length-wise and press
- Cut these strips into 2″ long pieces
Now once you’ve got you’re fabric ready and the rest of the supplies on your project tray (ps I don’t have one but I’m pretending), go cop a squat somewhere and get ready for some fun.
With one of the squares that you put aside, cut it a little smaller and attach to the bottom of the egg.
Now the magic starts. You’re going to take one 2″ strip at a time and fold it to make a triangle.
Then, place a triangle with fold underneath over each of the pins on the four points of the square.
Then you’ll take another four triangles and move up like just a smidge (1/8″ to 1/4″) to cover up the pins of the previous layer.
And you keep doing this until you reach this part of the egg.
At this point, the triangles become too wide, so you’ll need to fold them more narrowly.
Now using these narrow triangles, continue the pattern upward until you’ve almost covered the egg completely.
Now with the other square that you put aside, fold the four corners into the center and press.
Take this square and use it to cover up any exposed pins heads. I used hot glue here, but a pin down the center would work if you don’t have any.
Now with ribbon and long pin in hand, loop the ribbon onto the pin as many times as you’re feeling making sure to leave one loop longer than the others to hang the ornament. Now stick that long pin into the top of the cone (with a speck of hot glue if you’ve got it) and boom, you’ve got yourself a baller pinecone ornament.
Here’s a video for those who prefer to learn this way or just wanna watch me be a total goober.
Congrats @apaisleysunflower for winning the prize from last week! Olfa Creates has provided the following prizes, and I can personally attest to their awesomeness:
- OLFA® Rotary Circle Cutter
- OLFA® 5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors
So let’s get ready to ruuuumbllllee!!! And my rumble I mean civilly make fabric pinecones while giggling. And don’t forget to check out Tara’s blog post because she’s awesome.
Happy holidays y’all!