Do you love gnomes? I’m sharing how to make an awesome and easy autumn DIY gnome with items from the thrift and dollar store!
What materials do you need to make a gnome?
- 1 pool noodle
- 1 toddler outfit
- 1 dollar store bear
- 1 felt square
- recycled jeans
- rope & twine
- hot glue and glue gun
- serated knife
How do you make a no sew gnome?
1. cut the pool noodle
I measured the pool noodle against the toddler outfit that I got from Good Will. I cut the pool noodle so that it would create the form of the gnome inside the clothing.
2. Make the diy gnome body
I placed the pool noodles into the legs of the onesie.
I put the pants on the pool noodles to form the legs. I stuffed the form with old plastic grocery bags. You could use fiberfill or old stuffing from pillows for the filler as well.
I cut a rope to go around the gnome’s waist. I thread it through the belt loops and then tied it in the front.
3. make the gnome’s hat
I looped the felt in a tall circle and then hot glued it together.
I made 2 circles on some old jeans and then cut them out. This would become the rim of the hat.
I hot glued the felt onto the jean brim.
I added some straw from my straw bale garden to the top of his hat and then tied it in place with some twine. You could use raffia, or just tie the top closed if you like.
4. Make the gnome’s beard
I cut the arms and the back off a dollar store bear to create the beard for my gnome.
5. Assemble the head
I hot glued the beard on the front of the toddler outfit, and I hot glued the hat onto the collar of the onesie.
6. add embellishments to the gnome
I hot glued an acorn onto the beard to become his nose. You could use a bead for this step if you like. I also pulled apart some flowers and hot glued them to the gnome’s hat. I also closed the sleeves with some hay and hot glue.
I placed my fall gnome on my front porch to greet my guests as they come to our home.
I just love how he turned out! Learn more about Gnomes
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