November 9, 2012

Ornament #9: Another Adorable Pinecone

I've made a few different Pinecone Ornaments in my day, but I think this one has got to be my favorite so far!
 This one is pretty simple, and comes together easily while watching your favorite t.v. show.  I'm really beginning to realize, though, that my craft stash may be a tiny bit larger than average, so I apologize to those of you that don't have random Styrofoam eggs laying around (although you would, if you'd created along with me for last year's ornament series).

Anyway, you'll need:
  1. Cut your paper into 1-1/4" strips, so that you aren't wasting tons of paper as you punch out approximately a billion short, chubby petals.  Pin the chubby end of three of these petals to the point of your egg; this will be the bottom.

    2. Curl the remaining petals with a bone folder, to help the petals stick away from the egg.  Pin the petals to the egg one at a time, overlapping so no egg shows through.

     3.  When your egg is about half-covered, stop and tack on a loop of ribbon (about 8-10 inches).
    4. Keep adding petals, right over the ribbon, until you reach the top.  Bend the pointy part back on the last few petals and push the folded end right up against the ribbon.  Tie a second piece of ribbon in  bow around the first (this will hide the last petals added).
Wah-la!  The cutest pinecone ever!

I'm really curious if anyone is trying some of the ornaments I'm sharing, so please leave me a comment here or share a photo of your project on my Facebook page.

Happy Crafting!
Cristy Butzen
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Jennifer Y said...

I have just "found" your site so I have not made any!! I can tell you I definitely be attempting this one for sure!! Thanx so much for sharing your ideas!!;)

Benay J said...

Just found your site from Papers and Pixels mag. Love this really cute idea. Checking out all your amazing art and getting very inspired. Thank you soooo much! :)

Kim160 said...

This is my first time to your site as well. Love your projects and will surely try some. I adore this pinecone. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations.

Trina Kuriger said...

I love this! I can't wait to try, off to find some styrofoam eggs!

pinkladynz said...

Is there an actual punch for this? The only one I found was digital.
Lovely pine One!

Cristy Butzen said...

@ pinkladyz: I'm sorry to say that Stampin Up! has since retired this punch - but check back because I'll be starting this years ornament series soon!

Sue said...

I just found the ornament on Pinterest and will be making these for sure. Sue

margie said...

Ebay has several of the retired Stampin Up punches for sale and also there are some other hand punches for sale on there that I think will work. @ Cristy Butzen did you glue the two sheets of scrapbook paper together or did you buy double sided paper? Just came across your site from searching on pinterest. Thanks and Merry Christmas...

hadassah said...

Like some of the others..I just found your sight..wish I had seen them in time to try some for Christmas..I will let you know how they turn out..

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