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« on: December 20, 2011 06:33:44 AM »

This is one of those crafts that went with mixed success. I made these dual tone pine cones and I think they are okay, but they are also kind of sad.. in that they are a bit limp or something. It's funny though, so I thought I would share.

I basically spray glued cream and blue felt together, then cut it into strips, then cut it into tear drop shapes of varying heights. I think my problem was I made some too long.

I then glued them around some tinfoil that I scrunched up in a shape of a pine cone. Gluing all the way up and using bigger tines as I got to the top. Then I put a loop on and finished it off with some shorter tines.



Well, what do you think? Totally failed? or just mildly so?
For more pictures you can check out my blog - http://a-can-of-crafty-curiosities.blogspot.com/2011/12/oh-such-sad-felt-pinecones.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011 07:23:00 AM »

Not a failure at all - I like this idea A LOT!  You could really mix up the colors and make several for tree decorations - or you could make them different two tones of brown, and put a red ribbon to hang - FESTIVE!  I think you did a great job - I might try this for next Christmas!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011 07:45:34 AM »

I agree with fiddlegirl8. Great ornaments, and such color combination possibilities.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011 08:04:43 AM »

Looks good! They are really cute and a great idea. If you think they are droopy, you could make the pieces stiffer by soaking them in a glue/ water solution and letting them dry. They will be really stiff depending on how much glue you use.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011 08:12:49 AM »

I think it looks like a totally cool mistletoe ball!  Add a few white berries and pucker up  Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011 09:15:02 AM »

Oh this is wonderful- not at all a failure- first thought I had was to use Easter eggs instead of foil (that's if you have them, since my boys are grown and no longer at home I have quite a few) if you plan it right they could open to hold a small present
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2011 10:31:42 AM »

What?!? They are so cute!! Way to go, not a fail at all Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011 11:09:34 AM »

Thanks everybody, I guess what I am glad that they can be appreciated for what they are, perhaps not what my expectations were! hahah.. Anyways... I really like that egg idea, I would have never thought of that.

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012 02:20:34 PM »

Not a flop! I think it's really cute! I love the two-tone look.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012 02:46:25 PM »

i think they're neat! 
i don't think they look sad.  in the one where you're holding it, it looks like maybe it just needed a couple of more layers at the end by the loop to make it a bit fuller. 
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