Burlap Pinecones and Acorns

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 Materials:

1″ Smoothfoam eggs
3″ Smoothfoam eggs
Burlap – brown and natural
Glue gun
Non-Stick Scissors
Acrylic craft paint – Burnt Umber
Foam paintbrush

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Pinecones

1.  Paint 3″ egg Burnt Umber. I only applied a single coat – paint does not have to be opaque, it just reduces the chance of white space showing through your pinecone “petals.”  Let dry.

2.  Use scissors to cut 1” x 1/2” wide petals, rounded on one end, from brown burlap.

3:  Glue the petals on to the egg, starting on the wide end, overlapping petals alternately, all the way to the top.

4:  Glue 3 final petals at the bottom of the egg with approximately 1/2” extending upward. Twist the ends together with a little glue to form a stem.

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Acorns

1.  Cut a 2” square of natural burlap.  Glue the point of a 1″ egg to the center of the square. Bring the edges of the burlap up around egg and glue . Trim away excess burlap.

2:  Cut 1/2” x 3” strip of brown burlap.

3.  Glue one edge of the strip around the top of the natural burlap on the egg, leaving an opening at the top.

4:  Fold the top of the burlap inward with glue and twist together to form the acorn cap. When the glue cools, remove any excess hot glue threads.

Click here for instructions on making the decorative burlap bowl to display your burlap pinecones and acorns.

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