Okay, so I’ve been in a bit of the Christmas spirit lately. I blame my day job entirely for that. However, being a crafter that means you have to start early to get the crafts done by that holiday or season. So when you craft for Christmas, you have to start a little earlier than normal people think about Christmas.
You can get everything you need at the Dollar Tree except for the fabric. Even then, you can get a fat quarter at Walmart for $1.47.
So this craft tutorial that I’m bringing you today is something I’ve seen floating around Pinterest, Facebook and Youtube. I love gnomes so I had to make one. Sorry, but not sorry. They are stinking cute.
Materials you will need:
- wood shape
- cotton mop
- hot glue gun with glue
Cut a hand full of the mop fibers off. The length at this point doesn’t matter as you can always trim his beard later.
Using hot glue, run a line a crossed the wood shape. Glue down the mop fibers. You want to keep them in line with each other. Do this all the way a crossed the wood shape.
Note: I scorched my fingers so many times that I think I don’t have finger prints anymore. I mean can you really, truly be called a crafter if you haven’t burned your fingers with a glue gun?
Flip that layer over and start another layer of hairs. This will fill in and make his beard look fuller.
Cut out your fabric hat. I didn’t really use a pattern for this. I just free handed it which is a scary thing for me. You want to make sure the fabric goes all the way around to the back. Make sure it comes to a cone at the top as well.
Roll the fabric and use the glue gun to glue the fabric ends together. Slip the hat over the wood shape and make sure to cover part of the mop fibers. You can either leave the hat up in a point like normal or fold it over like I did in the photo. I used the glue on the back to keep it down.
Use an embellishment for a nose. Glue it in the center right under the hat. On this particular ornament, I used a glitter ball that the Dollar Tree carries in their Christmas section. You could also use their berries flower stem as well. I will be using that on my next gnomie.
Glue down a piece of ribbon going around the front of the hat to the back. Make sure it is lined up with his nose. You want it to look as if the hat is covering his eyes.
Trim his beard to the desired length you want it to be.
Glue a piece of ribbon on the back so you can hang him on your tree.
Give gnomie a name and enjoy him on your tree or give him away as a gift.
If you have any questions let me know in the comments down below.