FREE Shape of the week :: 3d Pinecone

I am crazy about this week’s 3D pinecone shape! It was the perfect addition to Lindsey’s fall banner
There are a lot of pieces, but once you put one of them together you will be a pro, and the others will be a piece of cake. Here is a quick assembly how-to… 
When you open the shape in Silhouette studio you’ll notice that each six-legged star piece is numbered. These numbers are for reference only and don’t have cut lines so no need to worry about deleting them. 
Cut the shapes out of cardstock, or patterned paper. {ohhh gold or silver foil would be pretty too!!} Once the pieces are cut, use the spatula for easy removal.  If you take them off of the mat in descending order {starting at 17} and put them in a pile with 1 at the top, it will make putting it together a breeze. 
After you’ve got your pinecone pieces in a pile, grab some craft wire and cut a piece about 4.5″ long.   With a pair of pliers create a coil at one end. {The craft wire holds the shape nicely, but if you don’t have craft wire twine or ribbon will work too, just use a knot at each end instead of the coil.}
Then, thread the other end of the wire through piece 1 bringing it all the way down to the coil. This will create the base of the pinecone. 
Next, put the wire through the center of piece 2 and the hole on the end of each leg of the star. 
Then, push it down the wire until it’s on top of piece 1 and repeat the process with all of the remaining pieces. Once you have all of the stars threaded onto the wire,  use the pliers again to make another coil at the top of the pinecone, and you are done!
These little guys are great for fall, but add a little Silhouette glitter and they are perfect for winter projects too!

32 thoughts on “FREE Shape of the week :: 3d Pinecone

  1. Unknown says:

    Oh my… I’ve been longing for a pinecone image… and FREE to boot! Thanks sil gang.

  2. Jm monroe says:

    Thank you and i hope i win

  3. Mickishell says:

    OMG! How awesome is this shape! Thanks so much. I’m going to start on my rustic Christmas garland this weekend.

    1. you need to post some pic’s of it when your done on there face book would love to see what you come up with

  4. JT says:

    looking forward to the possibility of making these!

  5. Mendi says:

    It’s hard to believe these pinecones are paper when they are part of that beautiful banner! Great job and thanks for the freebie! :)

  6. Thank you so much for this tutorial ~ wonderful “shape!”

  7. Jessie says:

    cute! and thanks for the giveaway on its overflowing

  8. thanks for the giveaway on its overflowing

  9. momma2100 says:

    thank you for awesome giveaway at It’s Overflowing!

  10. Eveline says:

    I’ve already downloaded it. Thanks for the free shape.

  11. Jackie says:

    just cut the pinecone shape and am ready to assemble – thanks :)

  12. Love love love this!!!!

  13. What a fun freebie! Thank you, Silhouette!

  14. Yarnovah says:

    Thanks so much for this–I would so have had to buy it!

  15. Myoriah says:

    Wow! Normally I don’t make 3d objects but I love this pinecone and all kinds of ideas are popping up to use it. Thanks

  16. Thanks so much for giving a great opportunity giveaway over at It’s Overflowing!!

    -Fotini { }

  17. illistyle says:

    This is a CUTE project. I love 3D paper crafts. If I win the giveaway at It’s Overflowing I am all over this pinecone goodness!

  18. Thanks for your great giveaway at It’s Overflowing

  19. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway at It’s Overflowing :)

  20. Joy says:

    This is the CUTEST! I’m going to have to make it soon! Thanks for the great free file. :)

  21. jintyoo7 says:

    How clever – great versatility too :)

  22. TheBurkes says:

    This is a really cute tuts .. will try to do this soon for thanksgiving. And thank you for the awesome giveaway at It’s Overflowing :)

  23. Thank you and It’s Overflowing for the awesome giveaway. You are so generous!

  24. Chip says:

    Love all these great ideas. Thanks for the great giveaway at It’s Overflowing.

  25. stamper says:

    I made the pinecone yesterday. It was a lot of fun. Put glue on the edges & sprinkled glitter on to look like snow. Today I will give it to a friend in our ongoing “Hey, it’s — days til’ Christmas” event. Whomever says it first, wins. (I’ve already emailed her this morning!)
    Thanks for all the great ideas!

    Pam Rudzki

    1. jeana says:

      Pam.. what a fun idea! I think I might start something like that with my instagram friends! :) Thanks for sharing.. it’s always fun to hear what people are creating!

    2. momchev says:

      This pinecone is awesome! I’ve been looking for something to put in an autumn arrangement for a hostess gift on Thanksgiving. This has inspired me to make the flowers and evergreens rather than buy them. The highlight of the arrangement will be this wonderful pinecone! Thanks a bunch!

  26. Lorraine A says:

    thanks for the freebie and the tutorial too :-) I have just made one and sprayed with glimmer then dabbed with a snow cap dabber and finished with glitter ! It looks FAB ! will make a few more now and make a Christmas Garland :-)

  27. Jessica says:

    Glittered up like “snow” and an ornament hook, they would look so awesome on a Christmas Tree!!

  28. Sabine says:

    Thanks for the freebie. Did it today and it won´t be the last one. ;)Great for the christmas tree.

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