Paper Pinecone Ornament

Today I’m sharing with you a simple tutorial to make a paper pinecone Christmas ornament. I’ve been in a handmade-Christmas-ornament-making-kinda-mood lately. These paper pinecones are perfect- so simple and inexpensive to make!

You’ll need just one sheet of cardstock for this project. I found a sheet of gold cardstock embellished with glittery dots buried deep within my box of crafting supplies the other day. With its rich gold color and just a touch of sparkle, it seemed perfect for a Christmas ornament.

cone7Besides one sheet of cardstock, all you’ll need for your pinecone is a plastic Easter egg (I had about 100 or so of these left over from this past Easter) and a glue gun. If you don’t have any plastic eggs taking up room in your closet like I do, don’t worry. I believe you can find styrofoam ones in any crafting store.

Start by cutting one inch strips of paper. Cut each strip into one inch squares.

cone6Fold each square so there is a point at one end, similar to the shape of a house. Starting at the bottom (smallest part) of the egg, attach your folded paper pieces with the pointed side down. Make sure to overlap the paper a bit. You should also overlap each additional layer of folded paper with the layer underneath it. This was what my pinecone looked like when it was halfway completed.cone 1Once you’ve attached all of your paper pieces, you make a loop of ribbon and glue it to the top of your pinecone. If you’d like, a pretty bow can finish off this simple ornament. And you’re done.

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on my paper pinecone ornament!

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