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.
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