Tuesday, October 23, 2012

[Make] Scalloped Lace Pinecone

Yep, another pinecone project.  I actually bought the lace earlier in the year to make something for Easter, but since that didn't happen... More pinecone love! 


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Scalloped Lace Pinecone

materials needed:
1.5 yard scalloped lace
egg-shaped styrofoam form
pins (I used floral pins)
coffee (optional)
ribbon


I think the scallops on the lace lend themselves perfectly to the "petals" of a pinecone.

Since I wanted a more natural look, I decided to dye the white lace in coffee.  At first I tried black tea, but that wasn't dark enough... Coffee worked great!  Just let it soak for a few hours and rinse it well. Here's the lace after a coffee bath--

Let the lace dry, then cut the scallops into "teardrop" shapes...

Pin the scallops onto the styrofoam egg starting at the pointed tip.  I ended up glueing down the first piece at the tip with a hot glue gun so that the pins wouldn't show.

Keep layering and pinning, hiding the pinheads as you go...

When you reach the part where the "stem" should go (still haven't determined if that's the top or bottom of the pinecone), use one pin to attach the hanging ribbon and the last three top pieces--

No Christmas tree around, so here it is hanging on one of the juniper trees that we just planted in our backyard.  Eh... you get the idea!  :)

I think I'm pine-coned out for the year!  Hope you're having a nice week!

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45 comments:

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    1. Thanks, always fun to create with stuff that you already have. :)

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  2. So ADORABLE!!! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this so much I featured it on my blog today! Thanks for the great idea!

    http://turtlesandtails.blogspot.ca/2012/10/catching-up-with-interwebs.html


    Barb
    www.turtlesandtails.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for sharing this with your readers Barb!

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  4. This is beautiful! I would love for you to add this to my link-up!
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/10/co-hosting-moms-library-link-up_24.html

    Thanks,
    Julie

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  5. This is beautiful! I love love love it! My Christmas Decor incorporates lace this year too. Pinned!

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  6. Loving these. I live in the woods and have pinecones and would still make these. Thanks!

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    1. I'm a little jealous about the woods... Thanks for visiting! :)

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  7. Gorgeous pine cone! I've never seen a lacy pine cone before. I love it! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-3-features.html

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  8. What a great idea! I love how this turned out and how simple it is.

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  9. Mel, this is so tender and beautiful...I just adore it...as much as the other one you made last week....thanks for sharing..I'm pinning to our Happy Hour board...xo LU

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    1. Thanks Lucy and thanks for featuring it at Happy Hour. Have a terrific week!

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  10. Holy Cow... I LOVE this! Pinning!!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

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    1. Thanks Christina & thanks for the pin!

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  11. What a beautiful idea! I love the lace it is so pretty and girly.

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    1. Thanks Trisha... yep, definitely girly! :)

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  12. I just knew these were going to be yours when i clicked on the link! I of course, love these! They are so charming and just perfect. And they would look fabulous paired with your muslin ones! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. Saw this over at Happy Hour! Love it! So cute!

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  14. I love these, thank you for sharing! Hugs, Penny

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  15. This is so great! I might actually use it for my Christmas decor this year. I am not following ;) Looks like you have some great ideas! I would love it if you would share this on Super Sweet Saturday, at swtboutique.blogspot.com. Either way I can't wait to look around.
    Thanks
    Steph

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  16. That is so cute!! I love lace and have a good deal of it, unfortunately unorganized. But I think I can come up with enough for this adorable ornament. If not--off to JoAnn for a few spools of lace. Thanks for sharing.
    Janet

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    1. Thanks Janet! Hope you can find the right kind of lace in your stash. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. So pretty :)
    Gonna pin it!
    TY for the tut!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for the pin too :)

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  18. I am so happy to find the pinecone ornaments, this one and the felt one. Love to make things like that. Yours are so pretty and you make it look pretty easy to do, hope so.
    I used to subscribe to your blog under jellenj1940@q.com but since have changed internet providers. I'm subscribing again under FurryKidzPaperworx@gmail.com I was with Century Link for over 6 yrs that were a perpetual pain in the neck. Have since gone to Hughes Net. Where we live we don't have many choices.
    Look forward to seeing more of your projects. Happy Weekend.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you're having a nice week :)

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  19. How pretty is this? What a beautiful rendition of the fabric pinecone ornament. Pinned & tweeted! Thank you for the inspiration. Sharon

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon! I really need to get up to speed on Twitter... one of these days :)

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  20. What a wonderful lace pinecone.
    Didn't see a spot to sign up for your email newsletter. Did I miss it somewhere?
    ColleenB.

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    1. Thanks Colleen! When I redesigned the blog I forgot to put in the email option... It's back now! Thanks for letting me know :)

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  21. What a beautiful pinecone. I know I have lace like that somewhere in this house. Thanks for the tut.

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  22. Love the tut I am going to have to buy some egg shapes so i can make a few for Christmas. Thanks

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  23. Wow, lovely and simple to do. Love it. 6catsart

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  24. These are so pretty! I can just imagine a tree with these all over it and white twinkly lights.

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