Attach these pinecones to hand-made stockings (see stocking pattern) or store-bought ones. They can also be used to top gifts. Each pinecone is made by coiling strips of felt around a small Styrofoam ball. To mimic the texture of a real pinecone, the strips' edges are cut using a rotary cutter with a wave blade.
Get the how-to for the holly stocking.
Tools and Materials
Most projects call for 100-percent-wool felt. Use fabric shears to cut the felt. For designs that require precise cuts, switch to a craft knife (used with a cutting mat) or small scissors. In some projects, the felt will be fused with a second piece of felt or wool tweed. To do this, you'll need fusible webbing, available at crafts stores. Insert it between layers (paper backing removed), and press with an iron to bind.