We made the most delightful little ornaments for our Christmas tree today… Pine Cone Gnomes. Little by little, we are adding our magic to our handmade ornament collection. In the Waldorf spirit, we try to use natural materials that we find around us. We take a basket on every walk and collect wonderful natural treasures to turn into our own Christmas treasures. It is enchanting to watch the wonder on little faces as they use what they have collected to make a handmade Christmas.
* pine cones
* round balls for heads (found at craft stores – or if you can’t wait for a trip to the craft store, use an acorn!)
* White wool (yarn will work too)
* a hot glue gun
If you are using an acorn, separate the cap from the acorn and drill a hole through the cap.
They are very merry little grandparent gnomes. We love their pine cone bodies and when the sunlight twinkles on the chandelier, they catch little rainbows in their snowy white hair.
Merry blessings and magic,