When we moved into the new house one of my big long term goals is to make it a handmade home. With a mix of my own and the kid’s crafts and arts around the place. I started off with some rustic easy sew stockings this Christmas which are looking beautiful decorating our stairway and the kids created their own first sewn stockings which are hanging on the tree. Today I’m sharing with you another craft I’ve been making and decorating our Christmas tree with these Fabric Pinecone Ornaments and the best bit they are so quick to make and no sew.
Easy Pinecone Ornaments
This is such a simple and beautiful craft to make, perfect for you or your older kids to do this holiday season. You can buy fabric specifically for the project (I’ve linked to a set that I think would be beautiful this year below) or of course you fabric scraps to make them. Make sure that you have a combination of fabrics that work together but the choice of colors is absolutely up to you. I loved this navy, white and gold scheme that I picked for the one in the instructions.
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Materials Needed to make these Pinecone Fabric Ornaments
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Some contrasting Fabrics – I used 2 Christmas fabrics a light and dark coloured both with some gold metallic detail. But you could use any contrasting fabrics. This is set here would work really well.
Preparation to make your fabric Pine Cone Ornaments
1. Cut a strip from your piece of fabric – 1 and 1/2 inches wide.
2. Now cut from this 24 – 1 and 1/2 inch squares of your dark coloured fabric – I used a white pencil and luckily my rule is 1 and 1/2 inches so went along and marked them squares out and then cut them all at once you should end up with 24 of the the dark squares of fabric. On the light, coloured fabric cut out 26 1 and a 1/2 inch squares.
3. On your Styrofoam egg with the smaller end up draw a line around it and then rotate 90 degrees and draw another line splitting your egg into 4 quarters lengthwise. This will help you position your sections on the egg.
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How to make your No Sew Fabric Ornaments
1. Starting at the pointy end of the top of the egg pin a first square of the light coloured fabric.
2. Place each of the corner points along one of the lines that you have drawn and you will probably find that you need to pin in between the corners as well.
3. Now take a square of the dark fabric – fold in half to form a triangle. This will start to form our initial row of the pinecone at the bottom.
4. Fold in half again to form a smaller triangle.
5. Taking the raw edges straight section place the point in between the corners of your white section and pin the raw edge in place with 2 pins.
6. Repeat step 3 and 4 with three other new pieces forming the triangles of the same fabric or use a combination of your fabrics to create your own unique design.
7. Take your contrasting coloured fabric squares and fold as you did in steps 3 and 4.
8. Pin triangles along the raw edge in 2 places with the point in the gap between the points of the previous row.
9. Repeat the rows until you have alternate rows of your fabric – you should finish on a the same colour as your first piece.
10. With a square of your first colour turn over a small hem and place at the blunt end of the foam egg to cover the gap. Pin in place.
11. Now cut two 5 inch strips of ribbon this will form the ribbon hanger for your ornament.
12. Tie one in a bow and place both the loose ends of the other underneath the middle of the bow.
13. Pin through the middle of the bow and the two loose ends into the top of the foam egg.
Hang on the tree or decorate your home with this easy to make no sew fabric pinecone ornaments.
More Christmas Crafts for you to Make
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- Twig Crafts for Christmas
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.