For this weeks Top 10 In Craft, It’s all about making beautiful pinecone craft that make for stunning home decor.
Such an incredible creation of nature, they’re everywhere, especially in the spring. But what is their purpose? The species of tree called conifers create them.
They are the reproductive organs of the tree, believe it or not! They’re in charge of creating the seeds, and when the time is right, they open, releasing the seeds.
So many crafts can be done with pinecones. I have two particular favorites of the crafts in this list. The Glittered pinecones are a beautiful and easy craft. More ambitious, and for those who have a bit more time, the pinecone cross stitch is a perfect idea.
But first a little progress report of my own…
On My Needles
What I have been doing this week, is adding some new goodies to my Gifts For Knitters post.
I am feeling very neglectful of my knitting lately.
Where I am at the moment in Spain, doesn’t have a yarn store, so I haven’t found any yarn that inspires me.
I just have to live vicariously through the wonderful knitters online for now.
Like this beautiful Tecumseh sweater by designer Caitlin Hunter that Sarah from Knitting Sarah has just finished.
Sarah handspun the yarns she used, aren’t they gorgeous.
Crafty Tools – Making Your Everyday Better
If you are looking for pattern inspiration, Darn Good Yarns are publishing a new free pattern for 25 Days in December!
The Granny Square cardigan looks gorgeous 🙂
This Week’s Top 10 In Craft – Pine Cone Crafts
Relaxation and knitting. This quote, sums it up beautifully…
“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
― Elizabeth Zimmermann
Whenever life starts to feel overwhelming, taking time out for some craft may just help.
Here’s some inspiration for you and your crafting journey…
Gorgeous Pine Cone
Kids will love to help make these frosty Pine Cones.
This is a really frugal craft so the supplies list is short and sweet!
Follow the tutorial on Kids Craft Room.
Snowy Pine Cone Candle Jars
Crafts By Amanda share their tutorial on how to make pretty winter luminaries that appear to be covered with freshly fallen snow.
Using Pine Cones and textured paint, the effect is lovely.
Glittered Pine Cones
Tucked into floral arrangements, used as place card holders, or even as ornaments, there are plenty of fun and festive ways to add these sparkly bits of nature to your home.
Follow Megan’s tutorial on The Homes I have Made.
Pine Cone and Pom Pom Garland
Tegan and Lindsay from Treasures and Travel made an easy garland DIY that you can do mostly with materials you probably have around your house.
Pine Cones and Pom Poms create a gorgeous effect for wintery home decor.
No Sew Fabric Pinecone Ornaments
This craft project doesn’t involve any sewing but you will still need to set aside some time.
The effect is worth it!
Follow the step by step guide on Rainy Day Mum.
Pine Cone Collection Crochet Pattern
June’s Pine Cone Collection includes 6 different pine cone designs (3 thin and 3 round).
Each cone is worked in one piece, with a clever, easy-to-memorize stitch pattern that results in very realistic pine cones.
Kim’s Pine Cone Hat
Kirsten Kapur’s knitted hat design was inspired by her friend; Kim’s love of Pine Cones.
Find her paid pattern on Ravelry.
Felt Pine Cone Ornament
Using felt and other materials recreate the look of a Pine Cone.
They could be used in a garland, decorating a tree or as part of a centerpiece.
Follow Pastel and Macaron’s tutorial to make them.
Pine Cone Succulent Planter
This is great way to incorporate different elements of nature into one stunning planter.
Follow the tutorial on The Inspired Home Garden.
Pine Cone Stumpwork Hand Embroidery
There are written step by step instructions and a video tutorial on Kim Alpaca, to help you create this beautiful pine cone embroidery.
Using the technique of Stumpwork, the results look fabulous.
Pine Burr Quilt Block
Inspired by African American quilt design, the Pine Burr quilt block is a piece of quilting art!
Nifty Quilts shares how she created her own version in this post.
Please share any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂