What have you learned during the pandemic? Well, most of us probably have many answers and it’s a good thing.
If before, we were too busy living our ‘normal’ lives – the COVID-19 ordeal has brought lockdowns, closures, and various protocols. But these things aren’t hindrances to learn new things. In fact, we have more time to be productive even while we are just at home.
If you’re looking for something to learn during the Yuletide season, you have come to the perfect place.
Why? Because we will share an easy procedure on how to make a Christmas Gnome. What’s more amazing about this is you can finish it within 15 minutes. It may sound impossible but it’s not. We’re not kidding!
So, this DIY hack was shared by a YouTuber with the name Miriam’s Crafting Cottage.
Now, if you’re ready, take note of these materials that you’ll need to achieve these cute little gnomes:
- Fur fabrics
- Little rubber bands (Preferably colorless or clear as they are sturdier)
- Batting or cotton
- Twine strings
- blush makeup with brush
- Socks (Three pieces per gnome)
- Plastic cup
The material might be overwhelming for you as there’s a lot but the thing is, almost all of them can be found at home.
Now, let’s proceed with the procedure.
Cut the first sock in two and make sure to cut them on the heel part of the sock. Use the other half to cover the inner part of a plastic cup and keep the other one for future use.
Fill the plastic cup with rice. According to Miriam, 4 cups will do but it will all depend on the socks that you use. The goal for this step is to form the body of the gnome. If you want a smaller gnome, you can use a lesser amount of rice and vice versa.
If you’re already satisfied with the size of the gnome’s body, secure it by tying it with a rubber band. The next thing you’ll do is to get another rubber band to form its nose.
You can do this by grabbing enough amount of rice inside the socks and make sure that it will form into a little circle. Then, tie it with another rubber band.
To make the gnome’s nose look realistic, put some blush on it. Then, use the twine to secure the rubber band ties more. Just make sure that you do it tighter. This is both applicable in the knot on the nose and the upper part of the body.
Get your second sock (preferably with a different design from the first one), then, cut it again in two and do it again on the heel part. Use the other half to cover the gnome’s body and keep the other half again. Use a glue gun to stick the sock to the gnome’s body.
Get a piece of fur which you can cut in 4.5″ x 4.5″ or bigger (once again, it will depend on the size of your gnome). Then, cut a small part in the middle of the fur so the nose of the gnome will fit above it. Tuck the whole thing under the gnome’s nose and affix it again with hot glue.
The maker also added that you can use twine to tie the middle of the gnome’s body. This hack will make the gnome’s stance stiffer.
This step is for the head of the gnome. You’ll need to use another sock for this one and it would be great if it has a different design from the first two socks. Just like the first few steps, you’ll need to cut it again on the heel.
Use the toe part of the sock and fill it with some cotton batting until you form a circle. Once you did, tie it with a rubber band. Put a second tie using the ribbon where you will also bind the bell. Once you’re done with this, you can add more stuffing inside the socks.
After doing all this, you should be able to form it like it’s the gnome’s hat. Of course, you should attach it to the gnome’s head.
This will be the finished product.
It’s so easy to make, right? Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to make this in less than 15 minutes!
Moreover, another thing that you can learn about this project is that it will remind you that celebrating Christmas doesn’t need you to have lots of money. Sometimes, you just need to be a little crafty.
Watch the video below to see the whole process!
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