Friday, December 04, 2015

How To Make A Small Pinecone Tree - Free How-To By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals

Since I had just finished my Linda's Blog post on the pine cone trees I had made I thought you might enjoy a step-by-step "How-to" on how to make one of your own. If you'd like to read my post entitled "Dried White Pine - It Was A Good Idea - Or Was It?"

My instructions on how to make a small pinecone tree of your own are shown below.

How To Make A Small Pinecone Tree


Supplies Needed

1 Can Spray Varnish or Lacquer
1- Green Styrofoam Cone 12"X4"
Package of Green Preserved Boxwood or Eucalyptus
1/2" Red Velvet Ribbon - 4 Yards
1/2" Covered Box Decorations - 1 Package
Florist Wood Picks With Wire - 1 Package
Red Berry Spray With Multiple Berries or Dried Red Floral Bulbs
Miniature White Floral Flowers (I used ones that looked like snow flakes)
Dried or Preserved Pine Cones of Various Shapes and Sizes
1/4" Pine Wood - 6" by 6"
3/4" Wood Dowel - 3" Long
Wood Screw - 1 1/2" Long
Wood Stain - 1 Small Can
Sand Paper
Dual Temperature Glue Gun
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Wire Cutters
Drill

Instructions

(Note - These instructions are for ADULT use only as they require the use of a hot glue gun.  Always use caution when working with any kind of hot glue gun.)

 1.  Cut a 6" by 6" square out of the 1/4" pine wood.  Round the edges and then completely sand it.
 2.  Cut a 3" long piece out of the 3/4" dowel.
 3.  Measure the center of the 6"x6" square and mark both the top of the square and bottom of the square with an X.
 4.  Drill a small starter hole in the bottom of the 6"x6" square at the X for the wood screw.
 5.  Screw the 1 1/2" long wood screw to the bottom of the 6"X6" square until just the tip of it is showing through to the top.
 6.  Position the dowel on the X on the top of the 6"x6" square centering the tip of the wood screw at the center of the dowel.
 7.  Finish screwing the 6"x6" square to the wood dowel until they are both secure.
 8.  Stain the 6"x6" square and dowel with the wood stain. Let dry completely.
 9. Spray the 6”x6” square and dowel with the varnish or lacquer. Let dry completely.
10.  Position the center of the bottom of the green Styrofoam cone onto the dowel and push it down the dowel until the bottom of the Styrofoam cone is flat against the top of the 6"x6" square.  You may need to carve out a small amount of the center bottom of the green Styrofoam cone to get this area started.
11.  Remove the green Styrofoam cone from the dowel and glue all around the dowel and center bottom of the 6"x6"square using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun. Then re-position the green Styrofoam cone onto the dowel and center of the 6"x6" square.
12.  Glue the first layer of medium sized pine cones to the green Styrofoam cone using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun.   Position the pine cones so they abut one another and are pleasing to the eye.  Don't worry about gaps in between the pine cones as you will be filling these in with smaller pine cones.
13.  Continue gluing the pine cones in rows in this manner using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun until you reach the top of the green Styrofoam cone.
14.  Glue a medium sized pine cone to the top of the green Styrofoam cone using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun.
15.  Using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the smaller pine cones in between the larger pine cones until all the gaps are filled.
16.  Spray the tree and pine cones with varnish or lacquer.  Let dry completely.
17.  Using the wire cutters cut several 2" - 3" pieces of the preserved boxwood or eucalyptus and then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the preserved box wood or eucalyptus amongst the pine cones until the arrangement is pleasing to the eye.
18.  Using the wire cutters cut the red berries so they are individual and then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the red berries amongst the pine cones until their placement is pleasing to the eye.
19.  Using the wire cutters cut the miniature white flowers into individual pieces and then using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun glue the miniature white flowers amongst the pine cones until their placement is pleasing to the eye.
20.  Stick the bottom center of the 1/2" covered box decorations with a floral pick and then stick them amongst the pine cones until their placement is pleasing to the eye.  Glue to hold if necessary using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun.
21.
  Cut sixteen 12" pieces of the 1/2" red velvet ribbon and then tie each into a bow.  Tie the wire of the floral pick around the center of the bow and then fasten the floral pick and bow amongst the pine cones until their placement is pleasing to the eye.  Glue to hold if necessary using the low temperature setting of the dual temperature glue gun.
22.  Congratulations - You're Done!


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A Wool Crazy Christmas Pincushion Pattern By Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

By now you know for sure that I just LOVE pincushions. Therefore, you have to know that there was no way I was going to avoid adding  Kaaren Johnston's adorable "A Wool Crazy Christmas" pincushion to my "to do" list.  In fact, I'm going to add it to the top of my rather lengthy "to do" list.  Kaaren shared her wonderful pattern on her The Painted Quilt blog.  I hope you enjoy making yours.  I know I'm going to LOVE mine.

First Friday Freebie #15 - A Wool Crazy Christmas

Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt

Here's what Kaaren had to say about her pattern:  It’s the First Friday of the month again. Where is the time going?

I took a much needed break yesterday from the packing, purging and sorting to rest and regroup. I can’t wait until the move is over and and we’re settled in our new home.

Thank goodness I was able to remain a project ahead with my FFF’s and this month’s design was completed just after we purchased our new/old home at the end of September. I knew I just wouldn’t have the time to work on the design once the packing began.

I designed this month’s FFF in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. I hope you enjoy making A Wool Crazy Christmas as much as I did.


Please respect Kaaren's TERMS OF USE:  The use of my pattern/design and tutorials is limited to individual and personal use only. Distributing or selling my pattern or tutorials in any form is not permitted. They may not be used for commercial purposes unless written permission is granted. Credit for my pattern and tutorials should be included if displayed in any manner. Individual users may enlarge or reduce the size of the drawings for their personal use but may not alter them in any other way.

Kaaren's Bio: I am an artist and have recently retired from actively designing, publishing and travel teaching in the decorative painting industry. A short while later, in December of 2010, we moved from Eastern Ontario to the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Quilting, stitching, applique and most recently rug hooking have become my new passions. Oh, and did I mention that I love to make and collect pincushions and needlecases! Join me on the First Friday of every month when I release a new Freebie design for you to make and enjoy.

Copyright © 2009 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Kaaren Johnston of The Painted Quilt.

Please visit her The Painted Quilt blog at  http://thepaintedquilt.blogspot.com/ and her The Painted Quilt Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaarenjohnston.



No Sew Quilted Ball - Christmas Tutorial No 3 by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog

I just love ornaments that are easy to make so I was happy to see that Ros Coffey had a tutorial on her RosMadeMe Blog blog showing you how to make no sew quilted ball ornaments. Enjoy making yours.

No Sew Quilted Ball - Christmas Tutorial No 3

Copyright © 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Written by Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog.

Here's what Ros had to say about her tutorial:  I have noticed recently that when I post up tutorials, people post that although they like it, they cannot sew, knit or crochet... so this week, you have no excuse all you need to do is pin and push. I need to thank the ladies of the Quilting Board in the US for pointing me in the direction of this technique... I had seen these balls before but thought that they looked really complicated but they are not, but when you make them and are asked how, just nod knowingly and say it is all down to technique when you make an eight point star Christmas ball!

Ros's Bio:I live by the sea, in Essex, in Leigh-on-sea. I have been making things since I was a child, earliest memories were embroidering squares of binca matting, making felt egg cups and ripping back my knitting when my sister had picked up a dropped stitch... yep, it really did have to be all my own work! I am a dreadful hoarder, with stashes of wool and fabric hidden around my house, together with the projects that I have not yet finished. I am currently making cushions, quilted, appliqued, stencilled... actually just anything that I will enjoy crafting.

Copyright © 2010 - 2012 - All Rights Reserved - Ros Coffey of RosMadeMe Blog .

Please visit her RosMadeMe blog at http://rosmademe.blogspot.com .

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

It's Us! Ma, Pa, Sis, Bro, and Baby Walsh Terra Cotta Carolers - Free Carolers E-Pattern by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



I just love working with terracotta and creating all sorts of wonderful decorations.  Several years ago I decided to experiment and try making Christmas carolers and Santa decorations out of terracotta. They turned out wonderful so I made a bunch to give away as gifts. Everyone loves them so I thought I'd create e-patterns so you can make your own group of terracotta carolers and Santa's.

"It's Us! Ma, Pa, Sis, Bro, and Baby Walsh" is a pattern to create a family of terracotta carolers. There's Ma and Pa, and Sis and Bro, and a baby. All have painted terracotta bodies, painted wood knob heads, yarn or roving for their hair, knit caps, and scarves of various materials.

"It's Us! Ma, Pa, Sis, Bro, and Baby Walsh" are fun and easy to make and are adorable decorations for the holiday season.

Please respect My Terms of Use:  All patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, graphics, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products © 2004-2018 Linda Walsh Originals-Designs by Linda Walsh. All rights reserved. Commercial selling or reselling by any means prohibited without the written consent of Linda Walsh.

Patterns, e-patterns, printables, e-printables, e-books, graphics, tutorials, how-to's, articles and other e-products are for personal use only. You may not modify, photocopy, download, upload, post, transmit, display, perform, publish, license, reprint, create derivative works from, mass duplicate, re-sell, digitize, and reproduce in any other form (print, digital or electric) or commercially apply, embed, share, Email, or redistribution in any other means. Use of any of the above is prohibited without the written permission of Linda Walsh.

However, you may link to my website(s)/blog(s) and the individual page(s)/blog post(s) (including 1 picture) but do not copy, reprint or duplicate my website(s)/blog(s) or individual page(s)/post(s ) without my permission.

Items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) of items made from Linda Walsh Originals E-Patterns are by permission only.

Please see my Terms and Conditions for additional information.

Copyright © 2004 - 2018 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals and Linda's Blog. Linda is a doll maker and doll pattern designer.