Pine Cone Ornament

by Jackie Doremus

Create a pine cone ornament by adding folded paper to a styrofoam egg.


  • One 12" x 12" sheet of Patterned Paper

  • Paper Cutter

  • One Styrofoam Egg

  • Pins

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Ribbon

  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Cut the patterned paper in to 1" strips.

  2. Step 2

    Cut each strip into 1" x 1 1/4" rectangles.

  3. Step 3

    Fold over each rectangle to form a point.

  4. Step 4

    Start at the bottom of the egg (the skinny end) and pin a folded paper.

  5. Step 5

    Keep pinning paper up to the wider part of the egg as you go.

  6. Continue pinning folded paper pieces until you covered the egg.

  7. Step 6

    Cut ribbon to around 9 inches.

  8. Step 7

    Pin ribbon to the egg.

  9. Step 8

    Add decorative embellishments with hot glue, such as pearls, beads, leaves, ribbons.

  10. Step 9

    Hang and enjoy year-round!


Your Turn

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Questions and Comments

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What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Cheryl Wright  |  Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 6:40 AM
This looks like a lot of fun to make and it's so pretty. Can't wait to get down to my craftroom! Thanks for the tutorial.
Wendy Gorton  |  Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Love this!! Maybe it will make us feel a lot cooler here in Australia at Christmas time. Thank you.
Pam Shield  |  Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 8:06 PM
These are so much fun to make. You should also try them with ribbon.
Janet Streeter  |  Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 2:03 PM

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