I can’t believe I am thinking about another gnome! Gnomes are soooo addicting! As I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day I decided to make an Easter/ Spring Gnome. Those bunny gnomes diy’s are so cute!! Just because we have a bunny at home it is no brainer that my gnome needs to have some kind of cute ears…. I am going to attempt to create a floppy ears gnome thanks to that little fella below that was actively searching ideas with me.
Here is our almost 2 year old Hazel that likes to hang around with us. Isn’t she cute?
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Supplies needed to make a gnome
- Styrofoam cone
- Fur strip
- fabric ( I used inexpensive drop cloth)
- wooden bead
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
So supplies are together and it is time to assemble all
To begin you need to cut a strip around 10 inches wide out of your fabric long enough to wrap your cone around. Measure around 4 inches out of that stirp and make a cut for our ears. Repeat that on both ends as it shows in the picture below.
Wrap your cone with fur strip and secure that with hot glue. Adjust length of wide strip of your fabric to a size of your cone so that will wrap it loosely over the the cone covered with fur
Fold bottom of your hat and secure it on the back with hot glue. Love to leave a little fold on a hat so I can add additional embellishment if there is a need without using any of hot glue.
Do you see those ears? They make sense now and hopefully will look good once finished. So exciting
If you follow me for some time you know that I like to add little details into my projects. My favorite embellishments are made with lace or satin. Just because my gnome hat is made out of stiff linen painters drop cloth I think lace in the similar color will help me dress it up a bit.
As with everything my embellishment was loosely secured on the back with dab of hot glue. I like to change my mind sometimes so safe playing is my way to go.
Couldn’t be happy with results so far. Now it is time to work on those ears. There are so many ways that you can go around that. You can use twine and decorate with a bow, you can use robber bands too. I decided to simply tie a knot right at the top corners of my hat and thought it would be easier but let me tell you something … it was a small struggle. I think my problem with my bunny ears were only thanks to stiff fabric I was using.
It is time to work on our bunny gnome nose with some whiskers. Wooden bead 20mm with a bit of raffia will serve beautifully I think.
I think wooden bead nose looks awesome!
I can’t wait to start to style with my bunny gnome!
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