I think I am falling in love with felt again. Actually, I know that to be true. One reason is the wonderful wool blend and 100% wool felt that is so readily available. My go-to source for wool blend felt is Benzie Design’s Etsy shop. Remember the felt turkey tutorial and the felt pine cone owls? It seems felt and pine cones make a wonderful match, especially when making crafts with kids. Being highly influenced by two of my team members who are Scandinavian, it seems these holiday elves, or gnomes, are a perfect craft for December. For this project I chose 5 felt colors in red, brick, fern, moss and blue spruce. Love that color combo! I found mini pine cones, 1 inch wood beads, and tiny jingle bells at my craft store. With some scissors, hot glue (you can use tacky glue too) and a black and red pen, these little elves came to life. Oh what fun you could have making variations of the elves. Maybe add braids? Below you will see my step-by-step tutorial and you can download the PDF template for the felt pieces. Gather the kids and do a little crafting! ~ Lia

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