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12 June, 2011

Come and Play - Stuffed Pine Cones

I made this padded pine cone the other day, I remember making something like this as a kid at school.  I just wanted to sit and play, so this is what I did.

The finished result

You need a pine cone that's a bit old with lots of open claws.
 This is how I did it

Scraps of material, needle, thread, scissors and wadding, or you could be just a little bit fancy and put potpourri into each circle.
Now that's not a bad idea!!

Cut enough circles to fill the pine cone

Sew a running thread around the circle
Add some wadding or pot pourri if you prefer
Gather up the running thread and secure to make a little ball
Push the balls in tight and move or break the pine claws to make more room

You're done, a bunch of these in a basket look great, small ones make great christmas decorations and it took less than hour, but hey it might keep the kids quiet if you put them to the task


  1. When i first saw the picture, i didn't realize there is a real pine cone hidden in all those stuffed puffs!

    Very clever. And it looks like a whole lot of fun!

  2. That is so neat! Really fun and unique! Pam emailed me about this and I'm so glad she did. I would love to link to this if you didn't mind.


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