Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I really like decorating for it. It’s so easy to make these cute little gnomes out of wood blanks and this month we will be showing you how so you can add these to your fall decor!
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Did you know I love gnomes? It’s true. It is a little gnome fact. I also love making cute fall decor with simple steps that don’t drive me crazy. This DIY craft is so easy, gnome body can screw it up. I promise. So since you are here, let’s get started making the cutest little guy to ever live in your gnome sweet gnome.
Ok, but for real. Enough with the gnome puns. I am just so glad you are here. I just love hanging with my gnomies. (Ha, ha. I had to do it, gnome pun intended!) Let’s get crafting!
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO FOR YOUR DIY FALL DECOR BISCUIT GNOME:
- Wooden Christmas Tree (Hobby Lobby)
- Wood Biscuits size #10
- Wood Biscuits size #20
- Sanding Block
- Black Paint
- Waverly Paint: Silver Lining and Elephant
- Coffee Filters
- Baby Wipes
- Fall Fabric of your choice
- Staple gun
- Heat gun
- Hot glue
- Flat Edge Wooden Ball for Gnome Nose
- Puppy Pads
1 – Grab your wooden Christmas tree from Hobby Lobby and paint the lower base black, as this will serve as the feet of our fall gnome. Dry with a heat gun. Set aside.
2 – Grab some of your wood biscuits, both size #10 and #20, and set them out in your workspace/puppy pad for easy clean-up.
3 – Add some Waverly Paint, Silver Lining, and Elephant into your coffee filters or your paint plate. With your baby wipes, you will wipe the paint onto your wood biscuits to create the beard of your gnome. This will take a while, but it is relaxing! Pain tan equal amount of both light and dark wood biscuits.
4 – While those biscuits are drying, grab your fall fabric to create his hat. Playing with your fabric to measure out the size of the hat you want to create. Eyeball what you like best. Fold the fabric up a bit to create a brim of his hat and fold it back to wrap around. Use a staple gun to begin securing it to the tree.
5 – To continue to help create the shape of your hat, use hot glue. The shape I am going for is not pointy, but a little slouchy. And remember, we will be adding some stuffing to it as well.
6 – Once you are happy with the shape of your hat, begin slowly adding your polyfill to plump up your hat. Use more hot glue and staples where needed. Use a ruler/long stick to help fill in your hat with as much polyfill as needed. Don’t worry about the end of the hat; we will come back to finish it in a bit.
7 – If you like your gnome as is, you could stop here and not use the wood biscuits. Add some faux fur for his beard or even hand paint a beard on if you like.
8 – But if you want to continue on with me, I will show you how to add the wood biscuits to complete my vision for this fun fall project.
9 – Before we begin adding biscuits, apply a thin layer of gray paint with your baby wipe to the bottom of your wood triangle so there are no gaps in between your wood biscuits we will soon add. Don’t forget to paint the sides grey too.
10 – Grab your wood biscuits and begin hot gluing them on the bottom to begin. You don’t have to align them perfectly because beards aren’t perfect. But you can make it as perfect or imperfect as you like. Mix and match your grays as you add them.
11 – Layer and layer so your beard is nice and full, working your way up towards the hat. The wood biscuits will tuck under the brim of your hat just a bit.
12 – Once you are happy with your beard, grab your wooden ball for your nose and hot glue in place. Hot glue the fabric down so it is flat to your nose and wood biscuits, keeping your polyfill secure in your hat. Tip* If you want to add a mustache, simply hot glue two biscuits under his nose going horizontal.
13 – Use a dry gun to help your hot glue settle.
14 – Returning back to your gnome hat, grab some jute and tie a little knot as your fabric creases on your hat. Add a faux sunflower to your hat just above the brim of his hat to help keep that fall vibe going.
15 – To add a little extra fun, hot glue some jute onto a pine cone. Once it is dry, hot glue the pine cone directly to the fabric and simply tie the jute around to make it appear finished.
There you have it! Your fall gnome is complete. Ahhhhhh! He is so cute. There is gnome body quite like him! I love him so much I want to make another, maybe this time with fur for his beard. But most certainly I will be making one for Christmas as well. Just have to switch out the fabric and cute little accessories. He would love to be gnome for the holidays. I know I would be happy to have him here.
Be sure to pin this DIY FALL DECOR so you can make it later!