Sugarplum Christmas Pine Cone Garland :: DIY Tutorial

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We have the most delightful garland hanging on our mantle. We call it the SUGARPLUM garland and it gives our living room a perfectly fabulous holiday vibe.

It’s super-easy to make too… pine cones, white paint and colorful felt balls.

Lucky you… I’m sharing our DIY tutorial so that you can make this cute sugarplum pine cone Christmas garland too.

 

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Here’s what you’ll need

Materials :

Christmas Sugarplum Pine Cone Garland DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

  1. mini pine cones (picked up from nature or purchased here).
  2. colorful felt balls (find them here).
  3. white paint
  4. floral wire
  5. hemp string
  6. paint brush

 

Method :

Step 1

Give each mini pine cone a dusting of white paint.

 

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Step 2

When the paint is dry, wrap thin floral wire inside the tynes of each pine cone. Twist the ends of the floral wire together to form a loop and trim with scissors.

 

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Step 3

Thread hemp string through the loop you have just made with the floral wire. String each pine cone onto your garand.

 

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Step 4

Add a little hot glue to each colorful felt ball and stick them onto the pine cones.

 

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Viola… the cutest sugarplum garland for your festive holiday decorating.

 

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If you are loving this felted sugarplum garland, I think you’ll love the other felted Christmas ornaments in The Magic Onions Shop.

Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page, including this gorgeous felted acorn garland.

Here are some of my other fall and Christmas crafts.

And here are all of my crafting tutorials.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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What a job I have…

Christmas shopping has started in earnest in the shop. As soon as Halloween is over, the Christmas goodies start to fly off the shelves. It becomes more exciting each year. Everything I have is handmade. I get crazy busy towards mid November. I work long hours… happily, because I love what I do. Within a few weeks of Christmas I can’t imagine I’ll ever get all the last minute treasures to their eager owners… but I do. Every last one of them. And then the happy ‘thank you’ notes come flooding in. Christmas is intoxicating, exhilarating. I LOVE it.

What a job I have… making magic toadstools and sleeping owls!

Here’s what I’ve been working on for Christmas :

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I invite you to pop on over to the shop for a visit and a browse… I’m sure you’ll find something you just can’t do without!

ShopBlessings and magic,

Donni

Felt Christmas Tree Ornament

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I love this plant dyed wool felt. There’s something SO magical about the colors you get when you use Mother Earth’s own! They are wonderfully bright and vivid but with a softness to them that is unique to natural dye. Oooooo, we were so excited to get started on all the Christmas ornaments we want to make for this year’s Christmas tree.

This colorful felt Christmas tree is our first handmade Christmas ornament of the year… isn’t it wonderful!!

All we needed to make it was our colorful wool felt (from A Child’s Dream Come True), a little brass bell (found at a garage sale), a needle and thread and a pair of scissors.

We cut the wool felt into circles… each one a slightly different size, starting with a very small circle for the top of the tree. Kitty had a very good idea and used a circle to measure the size of the next circle… just a tiny bit bigger than the one she had just cut. I LOVE to see creative critical thinking in action!

The biggest circle is a little bigger than 2 inches in diameter and the smallest one is tiny.

When about 40 felt circles have been cut out, Kitty stacked them one on top of the other, starting with the largest circle and finishing with the teeny tiniest one.

She threaded her needle with the hemp thread and tied a knot in the end. Then, one by one, she passed the needle through the center of each felt circle, starting with the biggest first and pushed each circle down to sit on the knot.

Then it was time to sew the little bell onto the top of the tree.

Use the thread to make a hanging loop and Voila! What a wonderful little Christmas ornament we now have to put on our tree when it goes up.

I love to see the look of accomplishment on Kitty’s face… it was a labor of love and she is so proud of her creation.

Check back again soon to see what other gorgeous things come out of our beautiful felt.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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