Santa Gnome, would you have thought of that? Funny enough, I tend to see these a lot when Christmas decor comes out. And of course, what better way to celebrate Christmas in July than to make a Santa Gnome! Also, as always, you can continue to read along to learn how to make it or watch the video replay below!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- White paint
- Brown paint
- Dust pad
- Paint brush
- Hot glue gun
- Medium ping pong ball
- Large wooden piece
- Diamond dust
- Mod Podge
- Greenery and pine cones
Firstly, you’ll want to start by painting your large wood piece white. Then, add some brown paint, using dry brush technique. If you don’t know what that is, dry brush is simply a light coat of paint with no water. Afterwards, allow the paint to dry.
Secondly, once your paint is dry, you can hot glue your dust pad on. The dust pad will act as the Santa Gnome’s beard, so make sure it’s white. I glued it on in sections, therefore allowing optimal security so it wouldn’t fall off.
Thirdly, taking your ping pong ball, paint it brown. Furthermore, once it’s dried, hot glue the bottom of it and place it onto your wood board. Here, the ping pong ball is acting as the nose for your gnome, especially since a big nose is the gnome trademark.
Fourthly, it’s time for the Santa hat!
In addition to adding the hat, make sure you hot glue the base around the nose and on top if the beard. If you cannot tell, this gnome will not have eyes, especially since most do not. Once you have place the hat at it’s base, you can start to trim excess fabric and create the hat.
In order to create the Santa Gnome’s hat, I used stuffing and then hot glued the fabric closed. You can use plenty of hot glue here.
Next, grab some jute string and tie the hat off at the end. In addition to that, you can wrap the jute string around the hat and hot glue it on the back. Moreover, I used the brown paint to add a rustic look to the hat. Not only did I use brown paint to create a rustic look, but I also incorporated a raffia bow to tie it all together.
Finally, to finish your gnome, hot glue some greenery and your pine cones to the side. After that, paint a small ornament with a light coat of white and glue it to the top of the hat. To conclude the gnome, use some mod Podge on the greenery, pine cones and ornament, and sprinkle some diamond dust to give it a Christmas frost feel.
And there you have it!
To conclude your Santa Gnome, you can add some nutmeg to a spray bottle and lightly spray the dust pad. This gives it that extra primitive look, but it is optional. I hope you loved this craft as much as I do, stay tuned on the blog for more Christmas in July specials. Also, check out more posts like this one below!
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