We will show you how to make a gnome on a sled! This DIY gnome project is super fun and will make a great Christmas decoration and gnome craft! Sock gnomes can be fun to make and this craft can be made with kids or can be a great project for adults!
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Supplies Needed For This Christmas Gnome Craft
• 3-4 cups white rice
• Burlap ribbon
• Chicken wire ribbon
• Small clear rubber bands
• Yarn: Homespun Lion Brand
• Floral Embellishments
• Snowflake Embellishments
• Hot glue gun and hot glue
• Pink lipstick
• 1 8×11 piece of white or light colored felt
• 1 6.9” floral foam cone
• Sleeve off of a sweater
• White Kid’s quarter sock
• 1 Multicolor adult super soft soc
• Small sled ornament
• Small wood ball
How To Make A Gnome
Pre-freeze the rice for at least 24 hours to get rid of any little buggies that
may be present. Just throw the big bag of rice right in the freezer.
Fill white kid’s quarter sock full of rice by scooping it in and smooshing
down to get the rice as full as possible. Fill up to the sock band.
Use the heal side for the face. Using your fingers, form a sizeable nose out
of the heal.
Take 2 tiny clear rubber bands and use 1 to secure the nose, wrap twice if
you can. Use the other to secure the top of the sock, wrap twice.
To secure these even more and in case a rubber band breaks, wrap twine
tightly around the nose and top of the head as knot tightly.
Trim the top of the white sock down.
Cover the body of the gnome with the sweater fabric and pull up under the
nose and around the head.
How To Make A Gnome Beard
Prepare the beard by cutting a piece of felt in the shape of the beard you
want. Hold the felt up to the nose and trace a small circular cutout for the
Using scissors or a knife, hollow out the bottom of the foam cone to fit over
the white sock and rest on the gnome in the shape you would like.
Pull the multicolor sock over the cone.
To create the beard “hair”, use a hot glue gun to glue strands of the
homespun yarn horizontally onto the beard.
This can be trimmed and formed later. To create a fluffy beard, separate the strands of the yarn to make as much fluff as you desire.
Hot glue the beard to the gnome face just under the nose and high up
around the head so it meets where the cone will be set.
Hot glue the sweater covered foam cone to the top of the gnome head by
putting the glue on the gnome head.
Be generous with the amount of glue. Hold the form down firmly until it sets.
How To Make A Gnome Hat
Decorate the hat with a strip of the burlap ribbon and chicken wire ribbon over that. Hot glue into place.
Tuck small sprigs of grapevine into the chicken wire and add a floral embellishment. Glue the wooden ball to the tip of the multicolor sock hat.
Generously hot glue the bottom of the gnome to the sled.
Making The Gnome Face
Make the gnomes nose a pink color by wiping some bright pink lipstick onto
the nose fabric. Putting the lipstick on your fingers first to then wipe on the
nose is a helpful tip.
Your DIY Gnome is now ready. You can use this as a fun Christmas decoration or add to a collection of homemade gnomes! Enjoy!
Your Gnome on a sled is now ready! Enjoy!
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