I was planning on making a Santa hat out of felt for our pine cone Santa, until I found these cute Santa hats on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.
What you will need:
- A Pine Cone
- Red Acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Gorilla Glue (you could use a hot glue gun instead)
- Felt for making a hat or buy a hat pre-made
- Googlie eyes
- Cotton balls
- Dowel Cap (for head)
- Wet wipes (for cleaning)
Paint the pine cone.
It doesn’t have to be completely covered in paint, the imperfections will add character 🙂
TIP: Have wet wipes handy to wipe off paint from hands
Allow the paint to dry.
TIP: You could add glitter if you wanted to by sprinkling some into the wet paint.
Test out how you want the head (dowel) to sit before adding the glue.
Put glue in the bottom and sides of the hole in the dowel and then fit it over the pine cone top pieces (the spot you want the head to sit).
Stretch out and shape a cotton ball into a beard of your liking. Then place glue on the parts of the pine cone that it will touch and set it in place.
TIP: You will want to glue the top of the beard on to the head, so add a dab of glue there.
Put a dab of glue to where you want the eyes to go and put the googlie eyes in place.
Put a small cotton ball inside the hat (to help keep it’s form). Put glue on the edges of the hat and cotton ball where they touch the dowel (head). Allow all the glue to dry.
TIP: This is where I wished I had faster drying glue option (like hot glue or maybe super glue) since the hat didn’t want to stay exactly where I wanted it to at first.