Spring Gnome

I’ve been seeing this gnome on Pinterest and in other craft projects and decided to give it a try this month! The hat of the gnome is a Terra Cotta pot and the body is a sock!

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Terra Cotta Pot
  • Spray Paint, I used green for the pot
  • 1 Sock
  • 1 wood bead
  • Faux fur, I got mine from Hobby Lobby in the felt isle
  • Scissors
  • Thread and Needle
  • Poly-fil
  • weighted pellets or rice
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Artificial flowers
  • Floral wire

Instructions

I first started with the pot hat. I spray painted it green on just the outside since you can’t see the inside. You could use the pot without painting it or you could paint it a color of your preference. I added in small flowers and succulents in the small hole that would be the top of the hat. I squished enough flowers in there so that it was pretty secure so I didn’t have to add glue.

To make the body I used a sock and cut off the top of it. You can then stuff it and add weighted pellets or rice. I wanted mine to stand up so I added pellets (or the rice) to the bottom then added stuffing. I added some additional pellets in the middle of the stuffing just to help it balance with the pot on it.

I stuffed mine pretty full, but you could always make the body smaller depending on the size of your pot.

I stitched the top closed with tread and needle. A basic stitch would work for this. I used an overcast stitch.

I cut the fur for the beard in a v shape that was the right width for the body. And glued it around the top of the sock.

I than gathered some small artificial flowers and wrapped floral wire around them. Than I glued them to the side of the sock body and wrapped the edge of the beard around it.

I put a small amount of hot glue on the wood bead and placed it so that it was partially underneath the pot but still visible. Than you can add flowers on the pot for decoration! This is such a fun craft! Comment below with pictures of your favorite gnome crafts or if you give this a try!

2 responses to “Spring Gnome”

  1. Innovative and creative plus crafty

    1. Thank you so much!! So fun to make!

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