How to make Christmas pine cone elves

Pine Cone Elf Characters on a tree | Christmas pine cone elves | Tesco Living

Get crafty with pine cones and turn them into cute Christmas hanging decorations.

You will need

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Felt in various colours
  • Hot glue gun (or superglue)
  • Bead for the head
  • Black pen
  • Paper for the hat
  • Bobble
  • String
Craft supplies on a table | Christmas pine cone elf | Tesco Living

Step 1

Cut the pipe cleaners to the desired length for the arms and legs. Secure and stick onto the pine cone with a dab of glue.

Pine cone with pipe cleaners | How to make a Christmas pine cone elf | Tesco Living

Step 2

Cut hand and feet shapes from the felt and add to the ends of the pipe cleaners, gluing in place.

Felt shapes being glued to pine cone | Christmas pine cone elf | Tesco Living

Step 3

Thread some string through the bead, create a loop and tie a knot to secure before gluing to the top. Using a fine black pen or pencil crayon, add eyes and a mouth to the head.

Attaching a head to pine cone elf | Christmas pine cone elf | Tesco Living

Step 4

Cut a small strip of felt and wrap it around the character’s neck, slightly overlapping each end, to create a scarf. Make a semi-circle shape from paper and roll it into a hat for the character’s head. Stick a bobble on for a nice final touch.

Pine Cone Elf Characters on a tree | Christmas pine cone elves | Tesco Living

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