My dad made something like these for my mother, about 50 years ago.
I think it was a Sunset Magazine craft.
Here is a link that might be useful: Leprechaun Tutorial
Thanks, those are really cute. Since I'm Irish, I just might make some.
they remind me of the Christmas elf ornaments from when I was a child (that I recently got from my mom). Love the pipe cleaner beards. I bet they would be cute made from pine cones too, or would that not be irish?