December 8, 2010

Handmade Holidays – Pinecone Ornaments

I have sort of a woodland thing going on with my tree this year and I was inspired to make some new ornaments with things I had on hand.

I used…

– some clay (I used DAS, but any air drying clay would do)

– a cookie/pastry cutter of choice

– a small dowel

– some small pinecones

– some string/ribbon for hanging

– paint (optional)

To make one of your own

1. roll out a bit of  clay and cut your shape from the clay with your cookie/pastry cutter

2. press the pinecones into the shape(s)

3. use the dowel to pierce a hole in the top for hanging

4. let it dry

5. file down any rough edges, an emery board will work

das ornaments drying

6. once dry, string your ribbon/twine through the hole you made earlier and secure with a simple knot

7. (optional)  I think these look pretty rad already, but I opted to paint the recesses a darker colour and then painted them all over in white)

handmade ornaments

8. be proud and admire your lovely new ornament!

I would love to know if you make some!!

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6 responses to “Handmade Holidays – Pinecone Ornaments”

  1. Julia says:

    Fabulous idea. They are stunning!

  2. Missus D says:

    That’s a great idea! Hmm….maybe it’ll be a great christmas eve craft!

  3. Rach (admin) says:

    it absolutely would! they make great gifts as well!
    thanks for popping in, missus! :)

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  5. Liz Hiles-Fisher says:

    What about trying this with acorns, maybe pressing them in a couple of times, to make a small bunch of acorns. Or rolling them to make an abstract design. I don’t have pine cones on hand, so thought of other bits of nature available. Could combine several bunched acorn presses with a twig press.

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