Image Credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube
Are you looking for a fun and creative way to turn your pinecones into an adorable gnome ornament? Then this must be a lucky day, for this tutorial is meant for you! Making these gnome ornaments myself is an easy and interesting activity. You don’t have to buy expensive materials for this project, get crafty and repurpose old fabrics and leftover faux furs from the previous DIY décor that you did. This adorable and fun craft is another tutorial from the amazing Patti J. Good via YouTube.
If you haven’t had a scented pinecone yet, then do this method. First, line a baking tray with aluminum foil and place the pinecones. Bake it at 200° for 30 minutes to get rid of bugs, then put it in a zip lock bag and pour several drops of essential oil. Shake the bag and leave it for up to 2 days to let the scent set in.
Take the measure of the pinecone’s width and add an inch, then measure the length and add double the size, mark these measures on your fabric then cut out. Fold the fabric in half, the wrong side out then cut it halfway and point the way up. Glue it shut until the tip. Cut a 3 x 2½ inches on the faux fur in a letter u shape. Comb away the excess furs.
Pull the hat right side out, then take the pipe cleaners and glue it 2 inches below the top part of the pine cone, bend the pipe cleaners up to the size of the hat’s tip. Attach the beard with hot glue onto the pinecone and add the felt ball in between. Fold the 3.25 x 7 inches quilt batting in half, secure with glue then attach it around the pine cone.
Take the plush fleece and measure a 2 x 12 inches size, fold each side towards the center, and glue in place. Wear the hat onto the pinecone then find the center point and wrap the plush fleece around it to cover the edges of the hat. Fold the hat, add the pompom at the tip and put some embellishment on the side of the hat. Sew a looped jute twine through the pipe cleaner under the hat.
*Thanks to Patti J. Good via YouTube for these adorable gnome ornament images.