Have you realized that Christmas is just six months away? Why not get a holiday head start with easy to make Christmas in July projects? I'm part of a group of talented ladies who have put together a Christmas in July Blog Hop featuring awesome Christmas ideas every Wednesday during the month of July. How cool, I mean, hot is this!
My first holiday project is a very easy to make Ribbon Pinecone Ornament. Most of the materials I used are from the dollar store so you know it's inexpensive to make! Others, such as the fabric glue and the Proxxon hot wire cutter just simplified the process. I recently received the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter as a member of the Bowdabra design team. Using it made cutting and sealing the ribbon super easy!
Styrofoam tree (cut in half)
Ribbon - sheer 6 yd roll - red & green
Fabri-Tac fabric glue
Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter
Begin by cutting off half of the foam tree and use the smaller portion The other part will come in handy for another great project. Smooth and round out the edges of the foam using a sanding block.
Next, paint the foam the color of the ribbon.
To speed things up with cutting and sealing the ribbon, I used the Proxxon hot wire cutter to cut 2 3/4 inch long ribbon pieces. I used the entire 6 yard roll of sheer ribbon from the dollar store.
This is really an amazing tool!
To make the ribbon pinecone "scales," cross one end over the opposite end, as pictured, and glue together using fabric glue.
Begin gluing on the ribbon at the narrow end creating the first row.
Continue gluing on the ribbon around the foam, overlapping the ribbon pieces with each new row . . .
until the cone is completely filled.
Doesn't this make a cute little tree on its' own?
Next, cut a twelve inch piece of green ribbon, gluing the ends for a hanger.
And finally, glue on the hanger in the center of the ribbon pinecone scales.
Adorable, isn't it?
Be sure to check out the rest of the ladies' Christmas projects and join the Christmas in July Blog Hop by adding yours, too! Share Christmas crafts, recipes, round ups, DIY and more!
Take a little time to enjoy
Happy Christmas Crafting!