I used to love to get together with my Mom and my daughters every year before Christmas to create some tree decorations. It was a great way to get into the holiday spirit and each year it's always a warm reminder of Christmases past to unwrap the handmade decorations from years ago.
This year I decided to send off some craft packages to my daughters, with all of the supplies, instructions and a sample of these little pinecone elves. They're very simple to make and I wanted the girls to each have something from me to hang on their own trees this year. I also found two little Mary Engelbreit comfy chair decorations to include in their packages (one is in the photo). They seemed to be the perfect size for the little elves.
Below are the Martha Stewart versions plus a link to the directions and templates in case you get the urge to create some homemade decorations. Notice that Martha's elves are very industrious, already wrapping presents. My little elves on the other hand, are just laid back, waving at me to get them another rum and egg nog.