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.|
|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|