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Tiny Treasures – Pinecone Gnome and Giveaway

by Annette Ringeisen of Wool Creations


Collecting pinecones is always fun. There are so many different types and shapes, that each gnome will have a unique character.

You will need:

Pliers, skin colored fiber, curly fiber for hair, fiber for eyes, felting needle

For this project choose a cone that stands up easily. Take a pair of pliers and remove four to five scales in the area that you want to put the face.

Take some skin colored fiber and ease it into the hole. Use your felting needle to move it deep into the nooks.

As you attach the fiber you will also shape the face.  Add a little more for the nose.

Around the face add some curly fibers with your felting needle. Make sure that everything is in the place you want it.

Add a small amount of fiber for the eyes.

Sometimes I like to embellish the top of the pinecone as well.

These gnomes look great on your Nature table, but can also be hung as Christmas ornaments; just add a little ribbon.

To make another one our cute pinecone gnome (desgined by Duo Fiberworks) please click here and scroll down on the Free Patterns page.

Enjoy other projects in the Tiny Treasures series:  Frost Gnome, Tiny Toadstools, and Rainbow Rocks.


For those of you who LOVE needlefelting, we’d love to giveaway a copy of Laurie Sharp’s beautiful book, Wool Toys & Friends.  Please leave a comment on this post by Sunday, December 11 for a chance to win this beautiful book.

Posted by Living Crafts on Dec 7, 2011 07:06 PM | 132 Comments

132 Responses to “Tiny Treasures – Pinecone Gnome and Giveaway”

  1. debby hodges says:

    so cute! would love to make some of these guys & of course would LOVE to win the giveaway!!

  2. domestic diva says:

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  3. GM says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    giggedy geekmum AT gmail DOT com

  4. rae says:

    what a clever idea! i may go find a pinecone right now. ;)

  5. Tara Richter says:

    I totally want to make one of these! Cute!

  6. ginkgo girls says:

    Thanx for the tutorial and a chance at the book giveaway- i got a (sock) monkey on my back!

  7. Catherine says:

    These gnomes are enchanting :) I love this idea – Thank you!

  8. Catherine says:

    These looks like cool projects to make with kids.
    I’ll have to try these out and I am sure this book is full of more great projects. Thanks for making it available!

  9. christa says:

    another great idea to try with the kids! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Rebecca LeVander says:

    My boys would love these projects!!

  11. Abby says:

    I think the pinecone gnomes would also make sweet woodland creatures. A little different shaping and it could be a mouse or rabbit…very creative!

  12. Sarah says:

    love these ideas. love love love them!

  13. Carmen says:

    I love those gnomes! I might have to scope out some pinecones on our property to make them!

  14. Sarah says:

    Fabulous ideas and creations!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Tamara says:

    What a cute idea! I like them best as a table arrangement. Now if I could get to my pinecones before my dogs strip them bare, I’d be set.

  16. Sandra says:

    So sweet! Please, count me in!

  17. Lisa Kahn says:

    Would love a chance.

  18. courtney says:

    what fun!

  19. Kelly says:

    Love the idea of needle felting, just need the nudge!

  20. Stephanie V. says:

    What a fun idea!

  21. Kiova says:


    i love this idea is fabulous!

  22. Agnes says:

    I love needlefelting and would love even more to have a copy of this book! Thank you!

  23. Clovercat says:

    This time of year is perfect for felting, and this book would be such great inspiration!

  24. mary B says:

    I absolutely love these gnomes and there will be several in my classroom real quick!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks very, very much.

  25. Laura says:

    great idea!! Gonna try this.

    thanks for the chance to win!!

  26. Nadine F says:

    great book! i love needlefelting and it’d be great to have this book in my library

  27. Bethany says:

    I would love to win this book. I just introduced needle felting to my daughter, she’d love these cute little projects

  28. Judianne says:

    If the rest of the toys are as charming as the cover “sock monkey” of my youth, this book is a winner–hope I am, too!

  29. Brandy says:

    The nose on those guys is so cute!

  30. Cheryl says:

    I LOVE needlefelting. I would also love to win this book. The monkey on the cover is adorable.

  31. Deb says:

    What a clever way to make a gnome! I will be making some of these for Christmas gifts.

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