What you will need:
- Small and Large Pine Cones
- Hot glue gun and glue stick
- White and Red Felt for making a hat (or buy a hat pre-made)
- Googlie eyes
- 3 Brown pipe cleaners
- Red pom-pom
I was planning on making a Santa hat out of felt for our pine cone Rudolph, until I found these cute Santa hats on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.
Weave/wrap the first pipe cleaner through the pine cone in the spot you want the legs to go, when the two ends meet leave them about an inch apart.
Fold back the end of the pipe cleaner back up to the pine cone (so you have shorter sturdier legs) the finished legs should be about 2-3 inches long.
Weave/wrap the second pipe cleaner about an 1.5 inches down from the first legs.
Once the legs are on there make sure that it balances well.
TIP: You can re-adjust them as needed since they are only pushed in the pine cone cracks and not permanently attached in any way.
Weave the remaining pipe cleaner to one end of the small pine cone. Cut off about 2 inches off the end of the pipe cleaners and then twist them on to the antlers as desired.
Squeeze hot glue to the large pine cone to where you want the head to sit and put the smaller cone into place. Glue the hat on behind the antlers.
On the tip of the small pine cone put glue and put the pom-pom nose on.
Lastly glue on the eyes.
Your reindeer is ready for some love 🙂