December 8, 2010

Handmade Holidays – Pinecone Ornaments

– 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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7 responses to “Handmade Holidays – Pinecone Ornaments”

  1. Julia says:

    Fabulous idea. They are stunning!

  2. Rach (admin) says:

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

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  4. 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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