Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer back here to share another project with you! It is still officially summer but its not too soon to begin thinking about DIY fall decorations! The XL Wood Gnome 2 is perfect to personalize and decorate to match whatever theme/holiday!
I began by using black acrylic paint to color the feet as well as the bottom edge of the hat. I did not worry about it being perfect as I knew I would be covering the edges with paper.
Using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I affixed patterned paper to the front of the hat. I then cut away the excess with scissors and an x-acto knife. I followed up with a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges.
I repeated the same steps for the bottom half of the gnome although I did measure how much much paper I would need.
Both XL Wood Gnome shapes come with a two-part base (just like the Desktop Frames). I painted the smaller top oval with chalk paint and covered the bottom with patterned paper. Using a hot glue gun I adhered the two together.
There are three designs of holiday themed wood shapes that fit perfectly on the front of the XL Wood Gnomes. Here, I used the Wood Fall Collection Shapes which I painted and added stickers.
I added velcro to the back of each shape so I can switch them out as needed. I also added the velcro to the back of the hands as well.
I again used my hot glue gun to affix the hat overlay followed by the beard and nose.
I added stickers and bakers twine to the brim of the hat to accent.
The feet have extensions that fit into the slots of the base as shown. I did add extra adhesive to secure the gnome to the base.
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Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt; ink: Quick Quotes; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; ribbon: May Arts; enamel dots: Echo Park Paper; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool, hot glue gun