Holiday Craft: Pinecone Woodland Hedgehogs

Add a natural element to your holiday decor with these pinecone critters.

Craft These Holiday Hedgehogs

Craft These Holiday Hedgehogs

Sweet little hedgehogs make a lovely winter scene.

Sweet little hedgehogs make a lovely winter scene.

I love woodland critters and hedgehogs are no exception. As I was decorating this year for the holidays, a few pinecones laying sideways on the mantle caught my eye. They looked just like hedgehogs! The pinecones had the perfect shape. All they needed were faces and some ears.

The next day I took a trip to my favorite nursery and floral shop. They had everything that I needed to complete my idea and make it come to life.

Supply List:

  • Pinecones - I used Jeffery pinecones
  • Birch bark
  • Eucalyptus pods
  • Peppercorns (optional for eyes)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Now take a peek at the gallery below for the step-by-step tutorial:

Hedgehogs How-To

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Craft These Holiday Hedgehogs

Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday decor with these pinecone hedgehogs crafted entirely from natural materials.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft, you will need: 3 pinecones /birch bark /eucalyptus pods /peppercorns (optional) /sharp scissors /hot glue gun and glue

Start with the Nose

Begin by cutting the bark into a half moon shape.

Create a Cone

Roll the bark into a shape like so. Be sure it is wide enough to fit on the front of the pinecone. Leave a small opening on the tip for the nose too.

Glue it Together

Hot glue the cone together to look like so.

A Eucalyptus Nose

Glue a eucalyptus pod into the hole in the tip of the cone.

Make the Ears

Cut a bark circle approximately 1 1/2 inches round. Cut a slit to the center of the circle. At the slit, curl the circle onto itself and hot glue it into place like so. Repeat the process to form the second ear.

Embellish the Pinecone

Hot glue the nose and ears into place on the pinecone like so.

Peppercorn Eyes

If you'd like to add some eyes, might I suggest peppercorns.

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