USA Gnome Display
June 21, 2023
There is something about an Americana display that feels like Summer. Do you agree? Hi, it's Maureen with you today from the design team, and I have to share that I just love patriotic decor. And gnomes. And gnomes dressed in patriotic decor. Ha!
I love these gnomes and I've made several - I'm starting to gather quite a collection! This one is perfect for those Summer events, all decked out in red, white and blue. He is the Medium #1 Gnome Wood Decor but I think I will call him Uncle Sammy. Tee hee!
These gnomes are perfect for painting or paper, and this time I chose to cover mine in various patriotic themed papers. I'm starting by tracing all the pieces with a pencil on the coordinating papers: striped for the hat, blue for the pants, white for the beard and peach for the nose and hands.
I glue all these pieces on with a regular paper glue; however, you can also decoupage these and it works great! An awesome idea if you are putting this outdoors.
Next, I dust the edges with a sponge and some ink for some dimension. I also cut out red ovals to put on for his shoes instead of trying to trace it.
For the hat, I added a blue card stock stripe and trimmed the edges off. Then, I used a star die cut with some white paper and added that to the trim.
To glue the pieces together, I like to use a wood glue. This time I tried a hot glue and it also works well, but consider whether your project will be inside or not. Clamp these together if needed, when using a wood glue and make sure it drys thoroughly.
Now it's time to give Uncle Sammy an item to hold - so I've chosen the Popsicle Mini Shaker and the Winter Sequins. To assemble, I glued on white paper to the base chipboard piece, then stacked the 2 bottom layers on top. Next, I filled the item with the sequins and glued on the acrylic cover. Make sure to remove the protective sheet on both sides.
The final layer is glued on top and then I went over it with some red sparkle glitter. Let this dry really well before gluing it to the gnome.
I put his hand under the shaker and then also glued on some fun cupcake toothpicks that I had that looked like sparklers, and glued his hand on top.
This project is complete and Uncle Sammy is ready to greet my visitors! This will be a great decor item all Summer (and again for Veteran's Day). Where would you put your gnome decor?
Thanks for visiting the blog today and don't forget to check out the Clear Scraps Summer decor this month. Additional supplies needed are below. Cheers!
Additional supplies: card stock in blue, white, peach and red; red striped paper; star shapes or star die cut; Distress inks for edges in black; party toothpicks; wood glue or hot glue