Golden Pinecone Tutorial
DIY Christmas ornament by Fay Austin from The Poncy Pantry
I’ve created a series of free festive tutorials for anyone who, like me, loves Christmas and loves making their own decorations. This DIY golden pinecone ornament is super simple but beautiful – imagine it hanging from your tree, surrounded by twinkling fairy lights.
For an elegant and festive look, opt for this hand-painted golden pinecone ornament. I love the contrast of the botanical element of the cone and the glamour of the artificial gold-coated glitter berries. The gold and the olive-green complement each other so well this time of year. Just follow the instructions below…
You will need:
- A large pinecone (try your local forest floor or if that fails, try Hobbycraft)
- Gold acrylic paint (try Pullingers)
- Small paintbrush
- Ribbon (you can find loads of beautiful ribbons on Folksy)
- Gold decoration (I got mine at M&S)
- Glue gun (mine’s from Hobbycraft)
How to make:
Begin by painting your pinecone with the gold acrylic paint. I did this roughly as I didn’t want to complete coverage and liked some of the natural brown to show through.
Leave your painted pinecone to dry for 30 minutes.
Fold the ribbon in half and glue the ends together using the glue gun. Then attach it to the pinecone.
Attach your gold decoration on top of the pinecone to finish.
That’s it! You’ve made a beautiful golden pinecone – how easy was that? They look beautiful hanging from the Christmas tree between twinkling fairy lights, or laid on the Christmas table. In the next tutorial we’re going to make a Rustic Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament, so gather all your ribbon remnants and scour your garden for some pretty forged twigs!
Don’t worry if you don’t have time to make your own Christmas decorations, you can still decorate your home with handmade ornaments, made with love by independent designers and makers across the UK – have a look through the huge range of handmade Christmas decorations available on Folksy.
Did you know you can sell your own designs, makes, art, decorations and craft supplies on Folksy? It’s free to set up a Folksy shop and you even get 3 free listings when you start to help you on your way. Join Folksy and start your own shop today!