I've made pinecones before-- this lace one, this felt one, and this muslin fabric one... So this time I combined a few techniques and came up with yet another version of a fabric pinecone.
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Toile Fabric Pinecone
small swatch of fabric (enough to cut-out 130, 2-cm teardrop shapes) - I used toile
plastic egg (or other egg form) - mine measures 3.5-inches
hot glue gun
Joanns in the drapery section.
Cut out a teardrop-shaped template. For a 3.5" egg, I used a teardrop that measures 2 cm tall.
Cut a small slit on each side of the square and, using a hot glue gun, glue the center of the square to the tip of the egg (smallest end). Glue down each side of the square, overlapping as needed.
Start at the covered top of the egg and glue down each petal. I used 5 teardrops to form the tip of the pinecone.
Ruffle your pinecone's petals and it's ready for display!
I didn't really consider the pattern when I was gluing down each piece, but subconsciously I made sure not to lump all the brown or white pieces together in one spot. I really like how it turned out though. From afar, this reminds me of a pinecone with a light dusting of snow...
Wouldn't these also look lovely for a Thanksgiving table setting?
So now that I'm back in the creative groove, I have another pinecone project in the works. Stay tuned!