I made a few of these little sweet vintage paper pinecones as gifts last year. They are a little bit Christmassy and a little bit cute!
You will need::
Styrofoam egg shape
Paper cut into 2cm squares
Pins (if you can get short pins, or bead/sequin pins even better)
Some pretty ribbon
Step 1: Fold in the top 2 corners of your paper squares to form a point. (note: my photo shows rectangles, but please use squares as it works better)
Step 2:: Start at the pointy end of your styrofoam egg. Pin 2 paper pieces facing and touching each other, then 2 more a little further up the egg in between the first 2 pieces (at 90º).
Step 3:: Keep layering paper pieces, as you go try and fill in the gaps in-between the previous row. If possible cover any visible pins with next paper layer.
Step 4:: When the whole egg is covered, make a bow or loop your ribbon decoratively on the top to cover any last pins showing. Add a larger loop for hanging. I did this using pins, but alternately you could use glue.