Bit by bit, the Blackcabbit crafts its nest of DIY handmade art and illustrates a kingdom of doodle critters to beautify the world she lives in.
Why am I talking about making Christmas ornaments at the very beginning of the year? Blackcabbit’s brain must be frosted. Ho Ho Ho, it all started when I picked up my very first pine cone in a park last week. It was so beautiful, I just had to collect more for craft sake. I wanted to make them into holiday decorations for our future Christmas tree. So, I combed the areas under every pine tree despite of my fear of spiders.
My pinecones were then baked, before I used them for crafts. There are many great tips on how to prepare pinecones for craft on the internet but you can read how I baked mine. In this project, I painted the pinecone RED (with cheap Daiso’s acrylic paint).
I wanted to re-use the beanie hat I made for my son’s Christmas Ramune Candy after we gobbled them up. To add a touch of Japanese style, I used Chirimen (縮緬/crepe fabrics) to mimic Tsurushi Kazari (つるし飾り/Japan’s traditional hanging doll ornaments).