Are you ready to make a Patriotic Gnome? I am! I can not believe how easy these are to make! Let’s dig in!
Supplies I Used for my PATRIOTIC Gnome
- Styrofoam cone: Dollar Tree is my source!
- Fabric: I used one Patriotic sock I found at Hobby Lobby
- Hot Glue gun and glue
- Wood bead: for nose, click here to see how I painted my wood beads.
- Chunky yarn: I had some cream-white yarn on hand from Hobby Lobby
- Medium birch discs: this is optional
- Embellishments: I used Patriotic cupcake toppers (flag and stars) as embellishments
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Assembling my patriotic gnome
To start with I grabbed one of my patriotic socks and used my good scissors to cut straight across at the ankle and then again straight across at the foot.
I have a short video below you can watch to see what I mean.
Next I choose the foot part of the sock to cover my base.
I inserted the cone in, I should have added some glue at the base of the cone to secure the sock.. Next time!
Then I glued on a birch disc to the bottom of the gnome to be the base of my Patriotic Gnome.
Next I estimated how long I wanted my Gnome beard and started cutting yarn strips.
I glued five pieces to the cone, then I glued the wood bead in the middle for the nose.
Then I roughly measured a piece of yarn to go over the nose and beard as the Gnomes eyebrows.
I then decided I wanted a fuller beard, so I cut a few more strips of yarn and glued them on top of the first layer of yarn.
Finally the hat!
I grabbed the other part of the sock and placed it on the gnome, and to cinch or close the top of the hat, I rolled it down once and then applied some glue inside and pressed the top of the hat together until the glue set.
Then I grabbed a cupcake flag on a pick and glued it so it looked the my Patriotic Gnome was holding it.
Finally I glued some metallic stars on the hat for a special touch.
And that is it!
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