The days are growing shorter, bringing us indoors a bit longer each day. All things woolen and comforting call my name. This is the time of year that I especially enjoy crafty projects and good books, alongside a cup of hot tea to sip. One project that Mia, Jasper and I enjoyed yesterday was a wonderful ornament shared by my dear friend, Ines. Many thanks for letting me share this charming project! It reminds me so much of little gnomes that I remember from my Grandma's Christmas Tree. They are such cute little characters, we can't stop making them.
Step one: Gather materials. Need wool roving for head, wool felt for caps (cut into little triangles), white wool for beards, little pine cones (we used hemlock), cotton thread, needle and glue (we use a glue gun)
Step two:The little round heads can be water felted or needle felted. Heads and beards are glued to the pine cone body.
Step three: caps are sewn with a doubled thread, from bottom of cap to tip, leaving extra length for hanging. Cap an then be glued to head.
Now you have a cheery little gnome to dance on your Christmas tree!