Use the large stylus to shape (cup) both bases. I use two pieces to make a stronger base. Glue the two pieces together. Try to have it shaped to resemble the shape of your finished pine cone.
To assemble the pine cone, you will need glue and tweezers. I used the glue Susan recommends, which is Beacons Kids Choice Glue. I purchased it at Joann's Fabric. The tweezers I use are the self-closing tweezers from Susan's Tool Kit.
You can assemble the pine cone by leaving it on your craft mat, but I found it easier to hold it between my fingers until I had added seeds half way down. I then put it on the craft mat and finished adding seeds. Start at the tip of the pine cone and add one seed, then add three on next row, and continue all the way down, alternating each seed, continuing in rows - it is like putting tiles on a roof. If using the tweezers, you just dip the bottom end of the seed in the glue and attach it where you want it.
This is a quick and very easy method for creating your pine cones. I know a lot of you have had trouble finding YES Paste, so I hope you are excited to know you can build your pine cone with your regular glue.
Here is a picture of two of my finished pine cones using this method to assemble. (The little white beads are pearls I dipped in glue and added coarse glitter to -- I know someone will ask me about this.)
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