Thursday, December 3, 2009

Day 3 for the 12 days of Christmas AWDML!

Here's a Tutorial on how to make a Paper Pinecone Ornament. I just want to note this is NOT something I have made up I've seen several tutorials on this I'm just simply passing on the way to make these adorable pinecones.
Just a Reminder all American Crafts products are on sale this month!
Day 3 Sale at AWDML
Supplies:
Paper Cutter, Cardstock, Ribbon, Buttons, 3 in. Styrofoam Ball, pins.
Cut a 12x12 piece of cardstock in 2 inch stipss



Then cut all of the 2 in strips at 1 inch. So you have have a handfull of 1in x 2in pieces.


Fold the corners down..







So it looks like this make sure the side you want showing has the folds on the opposite.


Fold them all..



On the ball pin all 3 sides..this will be the bottom of your pinecone.

Add 3 more pieces so it looks like this,

On the opposite corners add another of the folded triangles like here.


Repeat...


As you go up higher you can start to see the pattern and the pinecone taking shape.


Once you get about half way pin your ribbon to each side like shown here.


And continue up the ball..


Until there's no more styrofoam showing.


Add a bow and if you choose put a button in the center!


Hope you enjoyed this Tutorial!

11 comments:

April Rose said...

What a wonderful tutorial--clear explanation and great photos! I love the red and white striped paper you used on this gorgeous pinecone!

Cecelia said...

I love these ornaments! Wish I had the time to make some for my own tree.

Jodi said...

This is a great tutorial, and looks like lots of fun!! I hope to have a chance in making one!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Crystal said...

WOW Mindy what a fabulous ornament!!! Thanks so much for the great tutorial...I will have to try one of these out!!! This is sooo pretty!!

Crystal said...

WOW Mindy what a fabulous ornament!!! Thanks so much for the great tutorial...I will have to try one of these out!!! This is sooo pretty!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
This is amazing!
Love your brilliant tutorial!
Hope that throat is not hurting now.
hugs
kim x

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Ohh, this is too dog-gone cool!! I hadn't seen these yet, and we are creating homemade ornaments this year for our church's tree. I wonder if they could use a few more. I would love to make some of these. :) Hugs, Kel

scrappyjan said...

NOW aren't you just clever!!!!!!!!! Great tutorial, LOVE your decoration...
hugs, Janiel

Cheryl Walker said...

Love this ornament, what a neat idea!!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Justine said...

That was Awsome, I could totally do this..... Sheesh if only Sicily had craft stores.... Great job thanks

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Mindy hun......your blog is tatally awsome I can tell you...you have so much to look at. This toot is fantastic and although its a little late for this year its something i'd love to make for next year for crimbo tree.
Sweet hugs and thank you
Lisa.xxx