Gnomes are cool, and we started seeing them around this year. Jill, our official dabbler, realized she could make some from found items in our shop.
She looked around the shop, and realized we have everything here to make one of her very own!
Try using supplies you have lying around. Makes for a much more personal and fun Christmas decoration...
empty wine bottle (have mom empty it by drinking before you start, it will be more fun (over 21)
1 small ball
rope cut into 8-10 inch sections
hot glue gun
The body is a wine bottle.
You may be asking why we have wine bottles all around the workshop. Ever heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? That is the only explanation needed.
The beard is scrap rope.
The hat is a sock. How genius is that?
A monkey fist for the nose, but any small ball would work. You will also need a little piece of ribbon or cord to tie around the bottom of the hat. That's it!
Directions to make your Nautical Christmas Gnome:
Start by cutting the rope into 8-10 inch sections and unraveling it. When you have a pile of unraveled rope, start gluing it onto the wine bottle .
Glue sections all the way around the bottle, and then put an elastic band over it all to help hold it in place while the glue dries. Add another layer of rope over the first to fill it in, making sure you can't see the wine bottle.
Put another rubber band over the top of the second layer, and then trim the bottom so the edges are even.
When the hair is to your liking, take your sock and slide it over the top, covering the rubber bands. Fold up the bottom edge so it looks like a hat.
Glue on a ball for the nose. We used a red monkey fist.
Last but not least, tie a ribbon around the tip of the hat. We used some cord we braided together. Your gnome is done!
For another variation, add a Santa hat instead of a sock. You can use any color rope you like, we just happen to have a lot of manila rope scraps kicking around.