Every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have a drawer full of unopened kits but no more. I’ve been making more time for crafting and I love to try something new with each of the cover gifts.
Mollie Makes issue 60 is a pretty fab issue with lots of ideas for Christmas crafts and I loved the look of the cover gift which was a kit to make Felt Pine Cone Decorations. I’ve Pinned a few of these before so was excited to try out the kit.
Mollie Makes Felt Pine Cone Decorations kit
The kit contained 4 sheets of pre-cut felt shapes in coral, brown and beige, 1 sachet of copper glitter, 50cm of metallic thread and 2 wooden skewers. You need to provide a basic sewing kit and fabric glue.
The finished picture was stunning so I wanted to make this kit immediately. It took me a few days as this week has been horribly busy but last night I sat down to make it.
First I pushed out the felt pieces on two of the sheets then pierced a hole in each piece with an embroidery needle. Next I tried to follow the instructions, layering the pieces to make the pinecone. However the instructions just didn’t make sense. There were more than 7 squares of felt, there weren’t enough sets of petals to make the pinecone according to the instructions.
I was beginning to get frustrated, it was a really long week. So I asked my husband to take a look. He’s both clever and technical and the instructions didn’t make any sense to him either. So I gave up and just put it together the way I thought it should go.
The finished result isn’t particularly brilliant but I thought it was more important to try making the kit, even if the finished result didn’t look like it was supposed to.
The felt in the kit is very synthetic so I wonder if it might have more natural shape if you made your own petal shapes with better quality felt? I have some left over polystyrene eggs and lots of ric rac so I will try making a simple version of these one day.
Here are some of my previous makes:
Prima Makes Finger Puppets
Mollie Makes Wall Hanging Loom Kit
Mollie Makes crochet charms bracelet
Mollie Makes Sparkly Fruit Brooches
Mollie Makes Easy Sew Banner Kit
Mollie Makes dream catcher kit
Mollie Makes cross stitch jewellery kit
Mollie Makes star hoop stitch kit