DIY Pinecone Gnomes

These Pinecone gnomes are adorable for Christmas or any time of year.

DIY Pinecone Gnomes

What you need

White paint
Craft Glue
Red felt or fabric
wood bead for nose


This tutorial shows you how to take a pinecone and turn it into an adorable gnome that can be perfect for a Christmas themed decoration. You can then hang them in the yard or around the house.

Take your pinecone and paint the top part white. The bottom of the pine cone becomes the face, so you need to leave that part natural. The white is to represent the beard.

Make the beanie using red felt, but you could also use a printed Christmas sock to form it. Secure the felt beanie or the Christmas sock with craft glue and allow to dry.

Add the gnomes nose to the top of the beard.  You can use wood beads or a pom-pom.

This gnome was contributed by Stephanie S. We loved her idea so much we knew we had to feature it.


  1. Very cute! Looks simple enough that I feel the picture and explanation is enough of a tutorial.

  2. Nancy West says

    Not really a tutorial, but it’s a cute idea.

  3. Cute IDEA….not a TUTORIAL.

  4. Beryl Hazlewood says

    Should have had a template for the hat.

  5. Gale Cady Williams says

    I don’t see a tutorial. What size is the felt cut to? You just have to figure this craft out by looking at the picture – that’s not a tutorial! That’s a picture!

  6. Jeretta Bliss says

    I think these Pine cone gnomes are so darn cute. Thank you for sharing.

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