Recollections Ballet Pine Cone Ornament
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Recollections Ballet Pine Cone Ornament

Incorporate elements from the outdoors into your Christmas tree décor. In just a few steps, you will have decorative pine cone ornaments to adorn your tree!

Designed by Celeste Crockett courtesy of DCWV.

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Recollections™ Paper Pad, 12"x12" – Ballet
  • Pine Cones
  • Celebrate It® Sheer Ribbon, 5/8" – Purple
  • Monofilament String – Clear
  • Jump Ring
  • Paper Crafting Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pattern (download button below)

Project Instructions

Collect pine cones from your neighborhood trees. Take them home and clean off any bugs, leaves, or other elements of nature that were meant to stay outside.

Print and cut out the pieces of the Pine Cone Ornament pattern (download below), being sure to cut around the solid lines. Trace each one onto the back of your desired sheet of paper and cut them out. Turn them over (print facing up) and fold the edges down along the dotted lines to make a 90 degree angle with the top.

Before adhering the paper in place, take your pine cone and turn it upside down so that the largest section is on top. While holding the loose end in place with your finger, wrap the monofilament string around the bottom at least twice, tucking it in as close to the center as possible. Once the string goes around twice, bring both ends to the center and attach them in place with hot glue, leaving a long tail (at least 3") of string available at the end. Secure this section in place by adhering a small piece of paper to the top.

While keeping your string in the middle, adhere your printed pieces around the top of the pine cone. Once these are dry, thread your large bead onto the string and tie a jump ring onto the end. Trim excess string.

Finish off your pine cone by adding a section of ribbon underneath your printed paper topper (see image for more details). Attach a hook to your jump ring and hang it on the tree when ready.


Change the color of the paper to match your desired decorating color scheme!