If you are a regular you will have seen our Dream Tree Challenge reveal earlier today. For the second year running we accepted the challenge from Michaels, to decorate a tree using materials from their craft stores. Other than the tree and a few gold baubles, all of our tree decorations were handmade, and today I am sharing the first pattern in the series.

Our pinecone crafts have turned a few heads, and we are proud to say that our pinecone bird ornaments are one of our faves. She’s a fun little character and is super-simple to make using a painted pinecone, wooden ball and and a little felt. To make these pinecone bird ornaments you will need to first download the PDF below. Cut out the pattern and transfer it to the felt using a pencil or chalk. Cut out the wings and tail feather and then you are ready to paint the pinecone and wooden ball. Once they are dry, you can assemble the pinecone bird using a low temperature glue gun. We made a little beak by folding gold paper into a tiny triangle, and added tiny black eyes with a marker. If you want to hang your pinecone bird from the tree like we have, then simply attach a length of embroidery thread from the top of the pinecone. If you are looking for more pinecone crafts take a peek at our pinecone fox, owl and cheeky little squirrel!




Pop back over the next few days to get the patterns and tutorials for all the other fab DIY tree decorations. Better still, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be the first to find out what we are sharing next! See you there! ~ Lia