In the past few years Gnomes have taken on a life of their own. They aren’t just a part of fairytales and fantasy novels, they are a part of rustic decor. You can enjoy them on your mantle or even at your desk!
Here is the step by step guide on how to make Valentine Gnomes (or for any holiday!).
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I have included 3 different ways to make this cute little friends!
Gnome #1: Pinecone Gnome
1. Glue Gun & Glue
2. Pine cone of any size (my uncle gave me a huge box of ones he had in his yard)
3. Felt for the Hat
4. Wooden ball for the nose. (I bought mine from HobbyLobby)
5. Fake Fur
6. Heart cut outs or buttons to decorate.❤️ (If you have a Cricut or Silhouette you can make your own cut outs)
1. Cut fur into a slight triangle (you can always adjust this later)
2. Attach the fur to the middle or towards the top of the pinecone with the hot glue. Fluff out if needed.
3. Attach the ball above the fur with hot glue.
4. Cut out the hat in a triangle. (I measured it around the pinecone before I cut it just to make sure.)
5. I then attached the hat to the pinecone at the bottom of the hat over the nose. I put a dab of hot glue to secure it to the back. This will make constructing the hat easier.
6. Fold the hat how you want it. You can either twist the felt and fold it down. Stick it up or have it hanging. If you have any holes you can cover up with a button or heart. (No one will ever know!)
7. If your gnome is having trouble standing up you can try sanding the bottom of the pinecone. You could also attach it with hot glue to a small wooden circle.
Gnome #2: Sock & Fluff
1. Sock🧦 (I got mine from the dollar tree, If you aren’t going to sell them, then you can use socks that you have at home.)
3. A hair tie or twine to secure the sock closed.
Everything else is the same as the Gnome #1!
1. Put stuffing into sock as much that will fit!
2. Tie the top of the sock with a hair tie or piece of twine.
3. Follow all the same instructions for Gnome #1
Gnome #3: Rice and a sock.
2. Rice (I got mine from the dollar tree)
3. Hair tie or rubber band.
4. Funnel or measuring cup for rice.
5. A container or cup for less mess.
Everything else is the same as Gnome #1 & #2.
1. Put sock around cup or container.
2. Put rice into sock as much as it will hold.
3. Tie off sock if there is excess on top.
Everything else is the same as Gnome #1 & 2.
It’s ok if it doesn’t work out the first time. Just keep practicing and have fun with it.
If you have any questions, then please write them in the comments area.