How to Make a Hanging Pinecone Christmas Card
Add a touch of natural texture to your cards with this hanging pinecone Christmas card design. Featuring the Heritage collection from Hobbycraft, it’s perfect for a more traditional style card that’s still a little bit different.
Tutorial by Lianne Springer.
1. Place your ruler 1 inch from the top of your backing paper and fold the paper over the rulers edge.
2. Unfold the paper and gently tear the paper along the length of the ruler. Use short, sharp rips for a jagged look or one slow tear for a smoother finish.
3. Glue the larger piece of paper to your card blank, leaving the one inch plain strip at the top of your card. Be sure to use the dark wood grain on this side so that the pinecones show up better.
4. Take three pine cone toppers and three lengths of bakers twine. Tie the twine to the pine cones. You can decide whether to trim the excess twine or leave the frayed ends in place for a rustic effect.
5. Take one pine cone and twine topper, and dab a small amount of glue on the end of the bakers twine. Stick down on the blank part of your card. Tilt your card up slightly and let the pinecone dangle. Peel off the back of the pinecone topper and push down on to the card where it naturally falls.
6. Repeat with the remaining pinecone toppers.
7. Attach 3d foam pads to the back of your one inch card strip and lay across the top of your card, hiding the ends of bakers twine.
8. Take 6 felt holly toppers, attach 3d foam pads or glue and arrange on the top of your card. Place the holly at different angles to make them look fuller.
9. Stick a few red bells to the holly sprigs using 3d foam pads
10. Add the sentiment to the bottom of the card with glue or foam pads.