How to Make Mini Pinecone Elf Ornaments

Everyone loves an adorable, handmade ornament, and this miniature elf will bring instant cheer to any holiday tree.

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Everyone loves an adorable ornament and this little elf will bring instant cheer to any style tree!

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

Materials Needed

  • 1 mini pinecone
  • 1 small wooden bead
  • 1 small jingle bell
  • felt, in desired color
  • thin yarn
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • marker

Secure Bead to Pinecone

Using glue, secure the wooden bead to the top of the mini pinecone. Make sure the bead’s hole isn’t visible. 

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Step 1- Secure Bead to Cone Using hot glue, secure the wooden bead to the top of the mini pine cone. Make sure the bead’s hole isn’t visible.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Cut Out Felt Pieces

First, cut a small piece of felt that’s about 1/4" x 4" — this is the "scarf." Next, cut out a triangle, giving one side a rounded edge. This will become the "hat."

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Step 2- Cut Out Felt Pieces First, cut a small piece of felt that’s about ¼ inch wide x 4-inches long- this is the “scarf”. Next cut out a triangle with one side having a rounded edge. Later this will become the “hat”.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Add Scarf

Wrap the small rectangle of felt around the "neck" and glue into place.

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Step 3- Add Scarf Wrap the small skinny rectangle of felt around the “neck” and hot glue into place.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Add Hat

To make the hat, take the triangle felt piece and run a bead of glue along one of the straight edges. Bring the edges together and hold butted up to one another until cooled. Run another bead of glue along the perimeter of the hat (Image 1), then place the hat on the bead (Image 2).

Add Bell Hanger

Slip the jingle bell on a thin piece of yarn (Image 1). Trim the yarn to around 8" and tie off in a knot (Image 2). Glue the bell to the top of the hat to create a hanger for the ornament (Image 3).

Add Eyes

Using a marker, make two simple dots for eyes on the wooden bead.

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Mini Pine Cone Elf Ornament

Step 6- Add Eyes Lastly, using the marker, make two simple dots for eyes on the wooden bead.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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