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How to Make the Perfect Holiday Gnomes from Pine Cones

Holiday gnomes come in all shapes and sizes, and are easy to make using pine cones and a few basic art supplies.Pine Cone Gnome

These are the supplies you’ll need:

Supplies for Pine Cone Gnome

  • Pine cones
  • Red felt, fabric, or paper for the hat
  • Buttons, brads, or beads for the nose
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paint brush scissors
  • White glue or hot glue
  • Gnome Hat Template

Let’s get started making the Pine Cone Gnome:

  1. If you are collecting your own pine cones, you might want to put them in the freezer overnight to kill any beasties they may be harboring.
  2. Paint the pine cones white. Set aside to dry.Paint Pine Cones
  3. Print the gnome hat template. I included two sizes. Select the one that most closely fits your pine cones. Use the template to cut out your gnome hats.Cut Hat
  4. Form the hat into a cone shape, and glue the seam.Form Hat and Glue Seam
  5. This is what the finished gnome hat will look like.Finished Gnome Hat
  6. Run a bead of glue around the inside rim of the hat.Glue Inner Rim
  7. Glue the hat to the pine cone.Glue Hat to Pine Cone
  8. Glue the nose in place right so it just peeks out from under the rim of the hat.Glue Nose in Place
  9. If you’re going to hang the pine cone gnome, use a needle to sew a length of thread to the peak of the hat.Pine Cone Gnome (Instagram) For more kids and family crafts please join us each Friday on the Bowdabra blog. And please follow us on Facebook!
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