Image credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube
It’s time to start decorating for Christmas and one of my favorite projects of all time are small DIY ornaments that I can hang on my tree instead of just using glittery balls. This adorable gnome in the shape of a star by Patti J. Good on YouTube is so easy and quick to make in as fast as 10 minutes! It also comes with a free pattern and you can make it using Dollar Tree items that are very budget-friendly.
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So if you’re looking for a great Christmas craft to try this week, be sure to check out this video tutorial, and I’m sure you would love it. The instructions for making this are very easy to follow and you can personalize this gnome as much as you want by using different colors and adding embellishments that you like. Learn how now and enjoy crafting!
Print and lay the star template on top of a folded fleece, then pin it in place, and cut out the shape. Remove the template, then hot glue the edges of the fleece together, and leave one point of the star open. Notch the corners, then turn the star right side out, and poke the corners nicely.
Stuff the star with poly-fil fiberfill, then fold the pipe cleaner twice in half and insert it into the star as shown in the video before sealing it with hot glue. Cut a piece of fur for the beard, then hot glue it to the star, and cut out the template for the hat.
Fold the pillow ticking with its right side facing, then pin the hat template on top, and cut out the shape. Glue the edges together, then fold the cuff about 1 inch, and hot glue in place. Turn the hat right side out and poke the corners nicely, then fold the cuff again about ½ inch, and stuff the hat with some poly-fil fiberfill.
Insert the hat into the star, then glue the felt ball for the nose, and attach the wreath to the bottom of the hat as shown in the video. Thread a loop of the string to the tip of the hat, then insert a few beads, and secure them with hot glue. Hang the ornament on your tree or anywhere you want.
*All image credit belongs to Patti J. Good via YouTube. Follow and subscribe to her channel for more!