STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Nature's Stocking & Natural Nut & Pinecone Star

Mother Nature provides the materials for this door decoration; assorted nuts and pinecones are glued to a stocking shape cut from a foam sheet.Beautiful understated holiday decoration showcases subtle beauty and colors of nature.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Nature's Stocking -
  • Sheet, 12" x 18" x 1"
  • Natural Nut & Pinecone Star -
  • Sheets, two 12" x 18" x 1"
Other Materials
  • Nature's Stocking -
  • Dried materials: pinecones, 1/2" - 1-1/2";
  • unshelled almonds, pecans, and other nuts in shades of lights and darks;
  • seed pods
  • Braid, 3/4" x 1-2/3 yd.
  • Ribbon, 1/2" x 6"
  • Acrylic craft paint, brown
  • Natural Nut & Pinecone Star -
  • Ribbon, 1" brown grosgrain, 2 yds.

Tools

  • Serrated knife
  • Old candle
  • Acrylic shellac
  • Wire nippers
  • Toothpicks
  • Straight pin
  • Thick, white craft glue or low temperature glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

Nature's Stocking -
  • 1. Cut out stocking pattern; pin to foam sheet. Wax knife bladewith old candle; cut stocking from foam sheet.
  • 2. Paint stocking brown; let dry.
  • 3. Arrange dried materials on stocking until satisfied withpattern. Model shown includes starburst designs and stripes. Gluematerials to stocking, placing items as close together aspossible. Fill in any bare spots with tiny pinecones. Let dry.
  • 4. Apply one to two coats of shellac. Let dry.
  • 5. Glue braid around edge of stocking.
  • 6. Tie ribbon in loop; pin and glue to top of stocking for hanger.Natural Nut & Pinecone Star -
  • 1. Wax knife blade with an old candle for easier, smoother cuts.Following cutting diagram, cut 1/2 of star from each sheet. Jointwo halves together, using glue and toothpicks.
  • 2. Paint star brown; let dry.
  • 3. Carefully cut pinecones across the center to create "flower"shapes. Arrange dried materials on star to create a pleasingdesign. Glue materials to star, placing items as close together aspossible. Fill in any bare spots with 1/2" pinecones. Let dry.
  • 4. Apply one to two coats of shellac. Let dry.
  • 5. Glue grosgrain ribbon around edge of star. Tie remaining ribbonin loop; glue and pin to top of star for hanger.