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We were asked to recreate one of their ideas into one of our own. I am going to combine two of their craft projects this time around, the Holiday Gnome Wall Art and the Cone Christmas Characters, to make these sweet Holiday Gnomes.
These cuties are becoming pretty popular this season. I am going to show you a simple and trendy way to spruce up your holiday decor this year! This project is rated easy, so even if you’re a beginner, you can do it! Let me show how to make them.
- Floracraft® Make It Fun® Foam Cones, 1 ~ 9-inch cone, 2 ~ 17-inch cones
- 1/4 yard each of three different holiday fabrics
- 1 yard of grey Arctic Fleece
- 2 sheets (1/4 yard) of craft fur, white
- 1 sheet of felt, black
- Straight pins
- 1-inch wood balls
- Craft wire
- Holiday floral greenery
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Sharp scissors
- Hot glue & gun
Roll the first cone over the fabric. Cut the fabric to fit the cone. Use hot glue on low heat. Place a line of glue on edge of the fabric and roll the cone over it to adhere.
Cut the fabric on the other side of the cone to match perfectly to the first edge and glue down. Overlapping by 1/8 inch. Trim the excess fabric from the bottom of the cone.
How to Make a Gnome Beard:
Turn the fur fabric over and use a razor blade to cut out a beard and mustache. Gently rub the razor blade over the fabric. Do not press down hard, or you will cut through the fur on the other side.
Use straight pins to place and adjust the beard on the front of the cone. Hot glue the beard down first. One inch below the top of the beard separate, part the hair and push it upwards. Glue the mustache in the part of the beard fur. You want some hair to hang over the top of the mustache.
Cut a 7 inch piece of craft wire and insert it into the top end of the cone.
Cut a piece of the fleece, I used the rough edge so I would have a cute roll on the brim of the hat. Measure the fleece hat brim to fit perfectly end to end around the cone, leave the other end of the fleece long.
Mine are around 20 inches long and 6 inches wide. Each one will be a different length and width, because all three gnomes are a different size.
After the edges of the hat are glued to the cone, twist and pull the hat lengthwise. Trim the fabric to a slight point around an inch past the end of the wire.
I found pulling and twisting the fabric made it fall into place for the hat. Start hot gluing the hat from the brim to the end. Stretching and twisting as you glue.
I used a paper hole punch to punch out two circles from black felt. Use straight pins to pin the eyes on. Add a wood ball for the nose with hot glue and some greenery on his hat and that’s it!
The dimensions of the other two gnomes:
~Using a 17-inch cone trim off 6 inches, 3 from the top of the cone and 3 from the bottom.
~The last gnome is made with a 9-inch cone. Everything is made the same way just less fabric.
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More Holiday Decor Crafts:
- Snow Day in a Jar Birch Branch Arrangement
- Bottle Brush Tree Embroidery Hoop Ornament
- Yarn Snowman Wall Art
- Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments from My Pinterventures
Must-Have Holiday Craft Resources:
- Adtech Pro Hot Glue Gun
- Singer Fabric Scissors
- Fiskars Rotary Cutting Set
- Martha Stewart Handmade Holiday Collection
Check out more of my Holiday Crafts~