This is my first posting on craftster and my first challenge. A long...long...long time ago I saw this idea in a Christmas ornament. I made a few hundred for friends and family out of plaid taffeta, straight pins, and foam eggs. They were gorgeous. I hadn't thought about them in 20 years, but while in the kitchen aisle at 99cent Only store, I was inspired by these beautiful pillow covers. If you are at all crafty (which, if you're here, I'm supposing you are!), I think you can figure out how I made them without me posting step-by-step instructions. It's just a lot of triangles of fabric, the "egg" form, made from measuring cups in this case, and hot glue. Oh, and many, many hot glue burns, of course.
My 99cent Only Shopping list: Four pillow slip covers (I only used 3 though), 2 sets of measuring cups, and two rolls of raffia.
Cut off the handles of the measuring cups, glue together like an egg. Cut fabric into rectangles about 2 x 3", fold into triangles. Start at what will be the bottom of the pinecone and glue around, layering as you move toward the top. Finish the top with some ribbon to hang.
Close up of the big daddy...this one is two 1 cup measuring cups put together.
The green one looks sort of like an artichoke...a shiny, sequined artichoke.
Not bad for about $7.00!