Earth Mother .... I have her on the way to me! #adcoleman Trolls are made from two basic materials, a wooden base (usually Tulip Poplar) and rope fibers. The Troll then comes to life when they have created its face & decorate its topknot (undecorated hair/head piece) & body w/ nuts, cones, seeds, & other natural materials that we are able to find in the mountain forests. From start to finish, it takes about five days to make a troll. Each troll is different no two are the same.