I had so much fun making my Bumble Bee Gnome from Home Sweet Gnome! I will definitely be keeping an eye out for my next have-to-have no sew gnome kit! Check out how easy and adorable these sweet shelf sitters are!
Supplies I Used
- DIY gnome kit of your choice from Home Sweet Gnome
- Glue gun and glue stick
- 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cup rice
- Honey Dipper stick and light coffee mug embellishments.
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Gather your supplies!
I had my gnome kit, rice, poly-fill and my glue gun heating up plus a few embellishments!
Assembling your Bumble Bee Gnome
When you purchase a no sew kit from Home Sweet Gnome you will receive an email confirmation of your purchase plus a link that will provide instructions on how to assemble your no sew gnome.
Pour your rice into the sock portion of your gnome kit
Push this rice down and see if you will need to add more.
I filled my gnome sock until is was just over 3/4 full.
You can also adjust the portion of rice you use by using 1/3 cups rice and then filling the remainder of your sock with poly-fill.
I secured this with the rubber band that is included with the kit.
Then I moved on to the gnome hat.
I stuffed the hat with poly-fill until it was filled the way I liked it.
Before gluing the beard and the hat, I placed these two on the gnome sock for a dry run to see where I wanted everything.
I also ensured that the seam of the sock and hat was to the backside of my gnome.
Once I found where I wanted everything placed, I glued the beard on first.
Before gluing the hat into place, I figured where I wanted my gnome nose to be and glued that on.
Time for my Bumble Bee Gnome hat!
Before gluing this into place, I made sure the seam was still placed to the backside and then tacked a small spot of glue on each side of the gnome’s beard first.
Then I applied a small amount of glue under the hat on each side of the nose then added more glue to the backside to keep the hat in place.
Time to embellish!
I then ran the floral wire that is included in the Bumble Bee Gnome kit down through the top of the hat.
This took some adjustment and once I had the wire placed inside, I curled the top of the wire so the fabric of the hat wouldn’t poke through.
Check out my video below to see how I did this!
At last, if you have any embellishments, add them now!
I had a bee pendant and a honey dipper stick to add.
I placed the bee on the hat off to the side and later I decide to add the honey dipper stick just under the gnome beard so it looked like he was holding it!
Plus I add a light coffee mug to my gnome by gluing it on the beard where I thought his hands would be!.
That is is!
click below to see my diy video
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Hope you have a great week and happy crafting!
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