Felt Pinecone Tutorial – Harry

felt pine cone

I’ve seen some adorable felt pinecones around the web lately that I really wanted to make but tutorials were few and far between.  The few I did find, were hard to follow and lacking any pictures to aid.  I’m a visual person.  I need pictures!

I decided to make my own tutorial and share it with you!  Meet, Harry.  A traditional brown pinecone, but the colour options are of course limited only by your imagination!

Read the full post to get the down-loadable template and felt pinecone tutorial.

Supplies Needed

Wooden skewer
Craft felt in complimenting colours (two 9×12 sheets in each colour will give you room for boo-boo’s)
Scissors
Hot glue and glue gun
Freezer paper (not the same as wax or parchment paper)
Iron
Marker

Instructions

1.  Select two different colours of felt.  Use an iron on medium heat to adhere the freezer paper waxy-side down to both pieces of felt. 
 
2. Trace each pinecone petal section onto the paper cut out and peel off the freezer paper.  If you don’t have freezer paper, you can just print the template onto regular paper, cut out the petals and trace directly onto your felt with a marker.  Just make sure to cut inside your lines so they don’t show once the petals have been cut out.  Save the scraps of felt as we’ll need some of them during the assembly of the cone.
3. Make a small hole in the center of each piece with scissors. 
4. To assemble the pinecone, take your wooden skewer and layer the pinecone petals, making sure to alternate the petals position so that they closer resemble a pinecone.  Between every *set of petals, take two small squares of scrap felt to use as spacers between the petals.  I chose to put a dab of hot glue between each set of petals so they didn’t shift around, but it’s not essential.  The assembly order goes like this;
A set, spacer, spacer
B set, spacer, spacer
B set, spacer, spacer
C set, spacer, spacer
C set, spacer, spacer
B set, spacer, spacer
B set, spacer, spacer
A set, spacer, spacer
D set, spacer, spacer
D set
 
*a ‘set’ of petals is two of the same petal size, one in each colour of felt*
 
 
5.  Cut off the ends of the skewer.  Roll three E petals into a cluster and glue to the top of the pinecone.
6.  Glue F to bottom of pinecone to cover the end of the skewer.
Done! 
If you want a longer pinecone, just add in a few extra layers of petals.  If you want a thinner pinecone, you could leave out ‘C’ and add in a few extra layers of the smaller petals.
 
I went with a traditional colour scheme for mine, but I think a jewel tone blue and a rich turquoise would be almost reminiscent of a peacock feather.  A few together would be cute in a little bowl as decoration or use as an adornment in your next crafty endeavour.  Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Lisa Zittel says

    Thanks so much for an easy to understand tutorial! Can’t wait to get started. I also need visual!! Thanks for taking the time.

  2. ohiofarmgirl says

    Thanks for the lesson…I am making some a few that are winter white…not sure they are as cute as yours but I like them! Dianntha

  3. Trisha H says

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I can’t seem to print or save the template though. The template loads onto a “MediaFire” screen and offers no menu that can be downloaded or copied even though it says .pdf file. I’m unfamiliar with MediaFire so maybe I’m missing something? Thank you!

  4. Trisha H says

    Well, tattoo my forehead and color me goofy… LOL. How in the world I missed that big green “download” button with the “down arrow” is anybody’s guess! Thank you so much, and can’t wait to give these a try!

  5. Maxine Hassall says

    thankyou so much looked at many but yours explained in plain english am a bit blonde sometimes rushing off to make right noe

  6. Sandra Scott says

    hello–I have made two pinecones and can not figure out how to make the top using pattern E–could anyone explain how to do this?? Thanks…

  7. Kathy Schaben says

    my computer will not let me download the pattern templates or print them off, is there anyway you could email me the pattern templates? Thank you

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  1. […] Amber of Salt Tree has lovely “Felt Pinecone” tutorial for us to make. Her tutorial is loaded with pictured to follow because she is a visual person.  Be sure to read the full post to get the down-loadable template and felt pinecone tutorial. Amber has a complete supply list on everything you need.  If you want a longer pinecone, just add in a few extra layers of petals.  If you want a thinner pinecone, you could leave out ‘C’ and add in a few extra layers of the smaller petals. TUTORIAL HERE! […]

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