After the Thanksgiving’s rosaces and my Thanksgiving table landscape, it is more than time to share with you my last Thanksgiving DIY – the paper pine cones 🙌🏼
To be honest, I found the idea while scanning on Lia Griffith’s website. I share with you the link, who knows if you don’t know her. It’s for sure worth the detour ! Even if you have to sign up to access most of her step by step crafts, you can simply appreciate the tour and grab / pick some inspiration !
This DIY is, as I like to say often over here, effortlessly stunning and I love it (you too soon😉).
All you need for this DIY paper pine cones is
- paper (I used some gift wrap paper plus cardstock from Paper Source)
- one circle lever punch (mine comes from Michaels and is 1 inch) or scissor
- a hot glue gun
plus some support to work on, I make mine with papier-mâché (the brown slender shape on the picture aside). I was looking for another option than foam or polystyrene ball and I give a try to papier-mâché. And I was thrilled that it worked !
I don’t have any tricks about papier-mâché and found this vidéo recipe.
My only tips is to make your papier-mâché balls quite in advance because it’s rather thick and need time to dry (with the winter season, mine took two good days to dry).
So let’s get crafty, would you ! Your paper pine cones are waiting !
After having make your papier-mâché balls, the next step is to punch papers to have as many paper circles you need as pine cones you’re planning to make.
I’m not ready to invest in a cricut but I knew I could save some time. And so bought a circle lever punch to make this DIY. And honestly I don’t regret it !
You know what because now I’ve found a way to reuse all my papers’ left. I making confetti 🙌🏼 Ready to be used in my future projects 😉
Anyway the following step is to glue one circle on top of your papier-mâché support. Like that you can make pine cone more or less opened without noticing the support.
Then start your first row, with 4 paper circles. Think about alternate one side up one side down to have an harmonious and realistic effect.
Then place your second row slightly on top of the first one. Repeat the same steps until your pine cone is entirely covered and looks like a pine cone 😉
Et voilà your pine cone is ready and you too for the next one !
What I also love about this DIY is that it is also perfect for christmas !
Please share with me your rosace(s) here or tag me on instagram 😉
Oh and if you’re a video crafter, check my instagram reel of this DIY !
I hope you’ll like this DIY and that it’ll inspire you 😘