Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Christmas in July - Easy Ribbon Pinecone Ornament

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!

Materials used:
Styrofoam tree (cut in half)
Sanding block
Ribbon - sheer 6 yd roll - red & green
Hot glue
Fabri-Tac fabric glue
Scissors or
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!


  1. Gail, this is lovely! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm seeing some of these on my tree this year!

  2. Gail what a cute idea. I would never have thought to make pinecones using ribbons. They look so special and perfect for the tree.

  3. Hi sweet Gail! I have to say that your ribbon pinecone is darling! I would love to make this for Christmas :) Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your delightful ideas with us. Hugs!

  4. Gail, I love how very pretty this turned out! Thanks so much for sharing the how-to! I'm going to have to make some of these myself as I seem to have a lot of leftover ribbon to work with :) Pinning to share!

  5. how cool is this pinecone!?!?!? from ribbon?!?!?!? you are so amazing Gail! I love this pine cone and you could do it an any color if you have a theme tree or just to stand out. So totally neat!! Gotta check my ribbon stash....

  6. How pretty! Thank you for the lovely ribbon tutorial! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. Your pinecones are so pretty! They look like they're harder to make then they really are too. <3

  8. That's a great looking pinecone! You did a wonderful job creating this ornament!

  9. A lovely pinecone for the Christmas Tree! It's still so far away, but sure good to have some ideas ready. Before we know it, it's that time of year again! Lovely idea and I'm so happy you shared it with us at Sweet Inspiration this week!

  10. Hi, Gail, I LOVE Christmas in July! I notice that the Lifetime channel has all Christmas movies right now and I'm ready for them! The pinecone is wonderful. I've got to get to my Christmas agenda also. Your friend, Linda

  11. Oh, and thanks for the Christmas party. I have so many Christmas posts. It's my favorite time of year.

  12. Hi Gail,
    Thank you so much for this opportunity to share a past Christmas project!
    Loving what you have created here today-you have the most amazing projects and great tutorials too!

  13. Hi Gail, you come up with the most creative ideas and I love this ornament you made!! :)

    Have a wonderful day and week.

    Julie xo

  14. Oh how I love this craft! I've pinned it and shared all over. Thanks for linking with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg and Merry Half Christmas :)


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