I love decorating for Christmas! After seeing gnomes all over, I decided I needed some for my house. I put together this fun craft in one day. It’s the perfect DIY for all you gnome lovers out there. Just follow these steps and you’ll have some cute gnomes in your house in no time at all!
- 2X4 from Lowe’s. I used a left over piece of 2X6 because I wanted mined a little bigger but a 2X4 definitely would work!
- Craft Paint
- Stain-I used a water based Early American stain that I already had
- 1″ doll heads. I couldn’t find the exact same ones I used but these work too!
- Hot glue gun & sticks
- Miter saw or jigsaw
Start by cutting your wood three different heights. You can pick any height that you want. Then find the middle part of each board and mark it. Then you’ll take a ruler and draw a line from the middle to the bottom of the board on each side.
Use your saw to cut the triangle piece out. My miter saw is 10″ and so it wasn’t quite long enough to cut all the way through the board. So I used a jigsaw instead and it worked just fine. Once you have the triangles cut out, sand down the edges to make it smooth
Now it’s time to stain and paint. You just want to stain the middle of the boards for the gnome’s faces. After you finish staining, you can tape off the middle and paint the gnome’s hat and shirt (the remaining wood areas).
Now it’s time to get that fur on the gnome! Just cut out a strip of fur for his beard and two strips for his eyes or more accurately eyebrows. Using your hot glue gun, glue them into place. Grab your wooden nose and glue into place right above the beard.
That’s it! Now, you can put them where you’ll see those cuties daily. There’s no place like gnome! Follow me on Instagram for more Christmas home decor @spetrichhome