*Approx. 20 pine cones
Glue gun & sticks
3 paper mache cylinders
Pattern (optional)-see photo
Break the pine cone in half by twisting it with your hands.
Cut a little more than the end of each pine cone.
Begin gluing pine cones to the cylinder with your glue gun. You want them overlapping each other like fish scales. Trace the cylinder onto the decorative paper cylinder that goes inside the paper mache cylinder. Working with the paper and lace together, glue the cylinder as well as the lace down into the cone; I used the glue gun for the top edges and the tacky glue for other areas. You can be your own judge on this part.
This pattern should fill standard size paper just as you see it, including edges.
Cut small strips of decorative paper and glue it to the top of cone, then pull it off to create a lacey-cloth look. Do this all the way around the cone, with some of the effect inside and outside of the cone.
You can fill them your favorite flowers, fall/spring/summer. Nice for weddings, ornaments, or decor.
p.s-I plan on doing trees in the future like this, just by turning them upside down and using a twig as the tree base.