Pinecone pattern, pipe cleaners, tooling leather, spacers, hole punch and
*I used 2 – 3 oz oak tanned leather sides, you can buy a scrap bag from your
local leather store or from here.
*Spacers should be about 1/8 inch thick. I used leather, but you could use
felt, plastic or cardboard if you don’t have thicker leather.
· To transfer pattern to leather, simply wet the leather with a spray bottle
and place pattern on top, trace over pattern with chopstick or sharp point,
pattern will be carved in the leather. Cut out your pieces. Trace and cut 3
pieces of each pattern.
· Punch holes in the center of your pieces.
· Using a spray bottle, spray your pieces wet.
· Pinch your pieces up.
· Then push the ends up. Set aside to dry.
· Tie off one end of your pipe cleaner.
· Beginning with your biggest piece, thread your pieces on your pinecone,
using a spacer between each piece.
· Once you’re done, putting all the pieces on, cut off the end of the pipe
cleaner, tying a little knot in the end.
· Spray again, very lightly to do final shaping as it dries fully.
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