Image credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube
I love making gnomes, whether for the indoor or outdoor decoration, and since Valentine’s day is almost here, I wanted to try a themed gnome that I can give as a gift, just like this super adorable gnome that also serves as a treat holder by Patti J. Good on YouTube! What I love the most about this DIY project idea is that it is so easy and quick to make, plus it uses materials that I can recycle or if not, I can easily find in the nearest Dollar store.
Remove the top of a can and make sure that it’s clean, then flip it upside down so that the bottom is at the top, and insert the sock all the way through. Pinch the heel up slightly, then trim it off, and hot glue the edges onto the bottom of the can nicely. Cut a black circle foam, then hot glue on top of the sock edges glued down, and then flip it over. Pull the socks up, then trim off the excess sock fabric, and hot glue the edges inside the can. Grab the leftover sock, then trim the edges straight, and turn the wrong side out.
Cut one side of the sock curved, then glue the edges together, and set it aside to let the glue dry completely. Cut the fur into 2¼ inches square with the bottom edges slightly curved making sure not to cut the fur itself, then glue the fur to the top edge of the can, and comb the fur nicely. Turn the hat right side out poking the corner nicely, then insert it into the cone, and pull it down tightly. Place treats inside the treat holder, then wear the heat to the can, and pull it down tightly before gluing the wooden bead for the nose. Add some embellishment that you desire and you’re done!
*These amazing images are all credited to Patti J. Good via YouTube. Check her other content and follow for more!