Felt Pinecone Christmas Ornament

Add outdoor beauty to your Christmas tree with a snow-capped pinecone ornament made from felt.
Materials

Instructions

Preparation

1. Prepare the patterns (available, below).

2. Using an iron on medium heat, press freezer paper, shiny side down, onto felt. Trace patterns A-E onto the appropriate felt colors. Make a small hole in the center of shapes A-D using the point of sharp scissors. Cut out shapes and peel off freezer paper.

3. From either color of felt, cut nine small squares (1/4-inch to 1/2-inch square) to use as separators between pairs of scales. Make a small hole in the center of each square.

Make the Pinecone

1. Slide scales in two-color pairs over a wooden skewer, with a square separator in between pairs, as follows: Two A scales, square, two B scales, square, two B scales, square, two C scales, square, two C scales, square, two B scales, square, two B scales, square, two A scales, square, two D scales, square, two D scales, square.

2. Shift each pair to position individual petals between petals of the prior pair. Cut excess skewer with scissors. Glue E half-scale pieces into a small flower. Glue flower to top of pinecone.

Form the Stem

1. Cut a 1/4x21/2-inch strip from one felt color for the stem. Twist and glue strip around the thin wire; set aside.

2. Using pinking shears, cut a 1-inch-diameter circle from the same color of felt used to cover stem. Make a small hole in the center of the circle. Insert stem through the hole; glue circle and stem to bottom of pinecone. If desired, tie on a string or ribbon to hang from a tree. The ornament also can be tucked into pine branches.