You may have seen the tutorial for felt pinecones that I recently posted. I was pretty happy with the final outcome! It was fun and full and I love the option of having two colours in it, but I wanted to explore some other methods as well. So here is felt pinecone tutorial, #2, AKA, Victor! This one doesn’t take as much time to do, and uses less felt, but the end result is pretty awesome!
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Foam egg form (approx 3″ tall, found mine at the $ store)
One piece of craft felt (approx 9×12 sheet)
Hot glue gun and glue
1. Take your craft felt and cut a few long strips about 1 inch wide. Try to make them fairly even but don’t worry if it’s not perfect. I just eyeballed it.
2. Cut each strip so it has a kind of scalloped edge. Make each ‘section’ approximately 3/4 inch or so. Again, it doesn’t have to be perfect. Do this on just one side of each of your long strips of felt.
3. Make a small ‘snip’ between each scalloped section.
4. Take one of your strips and start to roll it up. Roll it until its about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter. Do not cut off the tail end.
5. Put a healthy glob of hot glue on the top point of your foam egg and attach the rolled up strip. Push it on so the middle of the roll starts to push out a bit. Do not cut off the tail end of the felt. Take the end and start wrapping it around the foam egg, working your way down and overlapping each layer a bit so the foam doesn’t show through between each layer. I put a bead of hot glue as I wrapped the felt so the layers didn’t shift around.
6. When you come to the end of a strip of felt that you’ve wrapped around, just put a dab of hot glue to secure the end of the one you finished, and the next strip you are starting and continue wrapping until you get near the bottom end of the egg (the wider end).
7. When you get close to the end, you will need to cut some individual pieces off one of your felt strips and glue them on one at a time.
8. Cut a small circle about 1 inch in diameter. You can leave it just as a circle or scallop the edges or do as I did in the photo above. If you have pinking shears, you could just use those to cut it out. Glue the circle to the bottom of the pinecone to cover up the end.
All done! You can even attach a small bit to the end to make a ‘stem’ of sorts, or even a ribbon for hanging. Lovely