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Diy Pinecone Gnome Ornaments:Christmas Tree Tour

My pinecone gnome ornaments is super easy to make and your Christmas tree will look adorable with them. This is a fun pinecone gnome craft that is made from variety of pinecones, felt fabric and wooden beads.

Besides making this cute Gnome I am joining some talented bloggers in a Christmas Tree Blog hop hosted by the talented Michelle from Our Crafty Mom. If you are visiting From House to Home. Welcome!


Pinecone gnome ornaments hanging on Christmas tree

As you know gnomes are very popular for the holidays. This is my first attempt in making one and I thought it be cute to make some from pinecones.

My mom made the cutest creatures with pinecones. I was always so excited each Christmas to see what she would make. I am planning on making a few pinecone gnomes for the grand kids.

The next time you want to make a holiday craft try making these you will love them.

Here is another post that that can teach you how to make pinecone crafts. This pinecone wreath has variety of pinecones and you can use with wire instead of glue. It will last so much longer than glue.

Large pinecone gnome ornament

What Are Gnomes

Gnomes were created back in the 16 century. Story tellers would talk about these magical creatures. Even-though gnomes have been around for hundred of years, I feel that they rosed in popularity because of the  J. K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter series which was created 1997 to 2000. In the series the gnomes are pests that inhabit the gardens of witches and wizards. They are small creatures with heads that look like potatoes on small stubby bodies.

Why You Love Pinecone Gnome Ornaments

  • Kids will love them.
  • They will make your holiday tree a conversation piece.
  • The gnomes are adorable
  • You can hang them on your outdoor trees for decoration
  • It makes a great gift idea for the holidays.

Supplies To Make Pinecone Gnomes

  • Felt fabric: I used white and green felts for hat and scarfs. You can use any color. Get the assorted package in Amazon.
  • Wooden beads: I purchased some wooden beads that were cut in half for the small pinecone. I used a small wooden bead for the nose and for larger bead for larger pinecones. You can also use whole beads in assorted sizes.
  • Clear cord: This will be using for hanging the ornaments
supplies needed for pinecone gnome ornaments

How To Make Pinecone Gnome Christmas Ornament

  1. Gather your pinecones and decide what is the best size you want to make your gnomes.
  2. For felt hat. Cut out a typical triangle pattern for the hat, it can be 6 inches, 12 inches wide on the bottom of the triangle.

Place the fabric on the pattern, cut it out and fold the hat in half. You will use adhesive strips to close it instead of sewing. Turn right side out. Next cute a 6 inch x 1inch wide strip of felt for scarf.

Glue the nose on the pinecone and glue the hat right behind the nose so the hat is covering some of the bead. Wrap the little scarf around the hat in a criss cross way.

For beard I used faux fur or strips of yarn. For faux fur I cut out the beard in a leaf shape. For yarn I cut strips of 2 inch yarn and glued each on individually around the nose. The faux fur beard I placed below the nose as well.

At the end cut a piece of cord and sew on the top of the hat.

How to make pinecone gnome ornaments
What is easiest supplies to use to make the Beard

I found that the faux fur was the easiest to cut to make the beard. I drew a leaf shape to use as a pattern for beard. For small gnomes you can draw a leaf with 3 inch width in the middle.

The yarn is cheaper to use but just time consuming.

Where To Buy the Faux fur Trim

You can buy faux fur in any fabric store. I purchased mine from Amazon. I purchased a medium pile which it came in 2 and 4 inch width.

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pinecone gnome ornaments tutorial

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More Christmas Tree Decor Ideas

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  1. Your gnome ornaments are adorable, Marie. They are such fun accessories and making your own is a great idea.

  2. I’m crazy about your little gnomes. These are ADORABLE Maria!

  3. Those little gnome pinecones are just the sweetest things I have seen in while! Absolutely adorable and so very creative.

  4. Awwww, I’ve so been looking forward to seeing your gnomes when you mentioned them the other day and they definitely didn’t disappoint. They’re so cute. Love how you saw a pine cone and thought, hey they can become gnomes. So clever

  5. Maria, your gnome ornaments are the cutest! Using pincones was a great idea! Thank you!

  6. I just love the gnome trend, and your pinecone gnomes are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration, Maria! I always love your nature-inspired crafts.

  7. So smart to use pinecones for the gnomes. It looks so good on the tree and makes for a great DIY ornament project.

  8. Okay these gnomes are adorable… and they look so easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  9. These are ADORABLE and I haven’t seen them anywhere. I love the natural look, but still a little whimsy. I really appreciate a good DIY (that I can do).

  10. My sons home is full of gnomes they love them so much. I hope I can find time to make some of these with my grand daughters. Sharing so they can see your pretty tree.

    1. Awww, that must be so cute at your sons house. I love to see it. I have made so many of them I am gnomed out. lol

  11. What a great way to do natural and DIY tree decorations. This would be perfect for a project with the kids, too!

  12. Maria, do you know what a fan I am of gnomes so I just adore your pretty gnome tree. I can imagine your grandkids being so excited when they saw that. What a great idea and a beautiful display. Thank you for participating again this year, friend. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  13. So glad you are part of the hop this year. Your gnomes are adorable. I have collected pine cones this year but have yet to make the gnome ornaments I planned to make. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Maria, your gnome ornaments are SO cute! I love how simple and inexpensive they are to make. I’m going to craft some with my 8 year old daughter. Thanks for the inspiration. It was fun to hop with you. Pinned!

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