Easy Felt Pine Cone Tutorial

This is a simple & pretty quick craft project!
Gather supplies..........
Hot glue gun
Brown felt (i used the 8.5 X 11 sheets)
Embroidery Thread (I call it cross stitch thread)
Rotary Cutter & Mat
Small egg shaped Styrofoams

 cut 1" strips from felt
I want to say it took 4 strips per pine cone

I'm not really sure if this has a name but make your
strips look like this! :)

Making a loop....glue a piece of your embroidery thread to one side of you strip.

You only need to do this is you plan on using them for ornaments.

Just start rolling the strip up 

Once your almost done rolling it up put a good bit of glue on the bottom to stick to the styrofoam. Hold this down for a fewseconds because it tends to rise up.

Keep wrapping each new piece around the styrofoam (placing glue at the beginning of each strip). When you reach the bottom it should look something like

You could add small pieces to the bottom to cover up
the last little bit of styrofoam but found this works just as good.
Cut something like this.............

 Glue in place & there you go!
A very cute pine cone ornament. :)

You could also make a bunch of these & put them in
a clear glass vase which would be very neat.

Right now since I don't have my tree up yet I have them sitting on our mantle with the strings tucked in behind them. I am trying to drag out the Christmas decor this week to put out so my mantle doesn't look so plain.

I thought these would also make neat Christmas
gifts! Trying to think of a fun gift to give a close friend or neighbor? You just might be getting pine cones for Christmas! :)


Stumbled Across

I was looking for Christmas ideas on the internet & somehow I came to a website with
these really cool pictures. Here are a few. :)


                                                     This says it all!


                                   Old billboard turned swingset.

          When it rains these downspouts actually 
play a song!

                                           This is true........ very true


Scrabble Pillows

I have seen alot of these pillows & really like them. I may have to try my hand at a DIY


My fall fashion inspiration

Fall Fashion Ideas are in full swing! :)  Well, I might be a little late with fall it is already the middle of November after all.

Such a cute outfit! Simple yet stylish. Not sure if I could do the glasses & that huge bag! :)

Brown and Red

casual friday

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Don't think that I could pull this outfit off but........

My husband would probably ask me what in the world I was wearing but I think
this outfit is really cute! :)

 Love the braids!


Oh yes I saved the best for last!
I have got to have these :)


This post could keep going & going on the many ideas that are out there for fall fashion. I just decided that if I keep finding stuff that I like, it would only make me more sick then I already am! :)


Yum Lasagna!

I got this idea to do individual lasagnas! I already had the mini loaf pans on hand. :)

I used 1 lb of venison/hamburger & threw in a little pork sausage!
regular size lasagna noodles cut in half works great
ragu (traditional sauce)
ricotta cheese (16 oz)
mozz. cheese

and you cannot go wrong with new york garlic bread sticks!
trust me homemade is always better but I was needing something quick. (got a late start on dinner) :(
Sorry I don't have any dessert. My husband is not a big dessert eater.......which is great because I don't need it!

What are you having for dinner tonight?