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How To Make Adorable Christmas Gnome Pine Cone Ornaments

Make adorable Christmas gnome pine cone ornaments for an inexpensive holiday decorating idea.

Christmas gnome ornaments

 

These gnome pine cone ornaments are seriously so simple and inexpensive to make. You may have seen on my facebook page where I shared the baskets of pine cones I collected from my yard: 

pine cones

My mind was spinning with ideas of how I could use them. The first thing I did was clean and preserve them.

I have a tutorial showing how to clean and preserve them here.

Then I started thinking about the holidays and have some really fun things planned. I have three full baskets of pine cones, so I lucked out.

A small bag sells for about $5 at the craft store. So if you have pine cones in your yard, scoop those up and get crafting!

Let me show you how easy these adorable gnomes are to make.

pine cone gnome ornaments

Supplies needed for pine cone gnomes

pine cones on red felt

Paint the pine cones.

Use the foam brush to paint the pine cone with white paint. You don’t have to paint the top portion, as that will be covered.

painted pine cones

Let dry.  

You can use q-tips if you want to get into the little crevices of the pine cone. But, I actually like how it looks with a little of the natural color showing. Let the pine cones dry.

3 painted pine cones

Measure the buffalo check fabric for the hat. 

Now you want to get the correct size for the hat. The easiest way is to wrap the fabric around the pine cone and cut it.

I used a small tree skirt from the Dollar Tree. You can actually get 5 hats out of one skirt! 

cutting buffalo check fabric

Hot glue the fabric. 

Use the hot glue gun to glue the fabric around the pine cone. You can fold the edge over so it is not rough from cutting.

pine cone gnome with hat

Add the nose. 

Place the nose under the hat and secure with hot glue.

nose on gnome

Hang from a tree, or add to a package. 

Run an ornament hook through the top of the hat to hang these little gnomes to your Christmas tree.

You can also add several to a small table top tree for a themed gnome tree. Kids would love this! 

They would also be adorable to attach to a gift with a little tag. The recipient can hang it on their tree!

 

Christmas tree gnome pine cones

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Here are some other ways to use pine cones in your holiday decorating.

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Yield: 1 Gnome

How To Make Adorable Christmas Gnome Pine Cone Ornaments

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3

Gather some pine cones and some fabric to make the most adorable pine cone gnome ornament for your Christmas tree, or to add to packages. These would make great gifts for friends, neighbors and co-workers too!

Materials

  • Pine Cones
  • White Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Buffalo Check Fabric
  • Pom-poms Cordless
  • Wood Beads

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Use the foam brush to paint the pine cone with white paint.
  2. Let the pine cones dry.
  3. Measure the buffalo check fabric for the hat.
  4. Use the hot glue gun to glue the fabric around the pine cone.
  5. Hot glue the nose under the hat.

Did you make this project?

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Rita C at Panoply

Thursday 19th of November 2020

I love these Michelle - pinned, and thank you!

Michelle

Saturday 31st of October 2020

These are absolutely adorable!!

Kim Purvis

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

These are adorable! Love the paint4ed pine cones too. You got some good ones.

Lori Nell

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Such a creative use of pinecones! Love how they turned out. So adorable!

meegan

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Absolutely as cute as can be! So easy, too.

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