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Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome

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Gnomes are all the rage right now. This DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself.

Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself.

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Oh, there is no place like gnome for the holidays. I think this cute Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome will agree. If you didn’t figure things out by the title of this post, I hanging with my gnomies today. I am combining two really popular trends – buffalo check and gnomes, into a perfect DIY Christmas craft that you can make too.

Gnomes. I find that people either love them or hate them. I get a kick out of these jovial little men. Gnomes originated in Germany in the 1800s. They are known to be symbols of good luck and protection. Which is why we often see them in our neighbors’ gardens. They make great indoor decorations too, especially at Christmas. This gnome craft is a Dollar Store craft too. I was able to find most of the materials at my local dollar store.

 

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What Do I Need To Make the Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome

Don’t be fooled by this long list of craft supplies. I promise this Christmas Gnome is not hard at all. You can find these items at the local craft store or the dollar store. 

White Rice 
Buffalo check ribbon 
Small clear rubber bands 
Homespun Lion Brand Yarn 
• Floral Embellishments
Snowflake Embellishments 
• Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Pink lipstick 
• 1 8×11 piece of white or light colored felt (will use half of this)
• 1 6.9” floral cone 
Black adult sock
White Kid’s quarter sock 
• Men’s thermal boot socks, black cuff if buffalo check is black, red cuff if
buffalo check is black 
Twine
Scissors
• Silver beads or silver garland strand 18” -24”

How Do I Make a Christmas Gnome?

This Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome will take about one hour to complete. As I said, it is not hard to create but does take a little time due to the steps. 

Pre-freeze the rice for at least 24 hours. Just throw the big bag of rice right in the freezer.

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Fill white kid’s quarter sock full of rice by scooping it in and smooshing down to get the rice as full as possible. Fill up to the sock band. Use the heal side for the face. Using your fingers, form a sizeable nose out of the heal. Take 2 tiny clear rubber bands and use 1 to secure the nose, wrap twice if you can. Use the other to secure the top of the sock, wrap twice.

To secure these even more and in case a rubber band breaks, wrap twine tightly around the nose and top of the head as knot tightly.

Trim the top of the white sock down.

Prepare his beard by cutting a piece of felt in the shape of the beard you want. Hold the felt up to the nose and trace a small circular cutout for the nose.

Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself. #Gnome #ChristmasGnome #ChristmasCraftTo create the beard “hair”, use a hot glue gun to glue strands of the homespun yarn vertically onto the beard. This can be trimmed and formed later. To create a fluffy beard, separate the strands of the yarn to make as much fluff as you desire.

Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself. #Gnome #ChristmasGnome #ChristmasCraftUsing scissors or a knife, hollow out the bottom of the foam cone to fit over the white sock and rest on the gnome in the shape you would like.

Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself. #Gnome #ChristmasGnome #ChristmasCraftCreate braids by measuring the yarn from the top of the head down to the length of the beard. Cut 6 strands for each braid. Secure one end of the braid with a small clear rubber band and braid the yarn in 3 sections of 2 strands per section. Repeat so you have 2 braids. Glue the braids to the top of the head at the base of the gathered sock.

Cut the men’s thermal boot sock in half. Pull the bottom part of the sock with the toe portion up over the rice-filled sock. Keep part of the thermal sock just under the nose and pull up the rest as much as you can. Hot glue the sock in place around the head. Cut the black or red cuff off of the remaining sock half and stretch it around the top of the head, leaving just the top of the white sock showing. Hot glue the sock in place.

Put the black adult super-soft sock over the cone and pull down all the way or allow the sock to hang over the top to create the hat.

Hot glue the sock covered foam cone to the top of the gnome head by putting the glue on the gnome head. Be generous with the amount of glue. Hold the form down firmly until it sets.

Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself. #Gnome #ChristmasGnome #ChristmasCraftDecorate the hat with buffalo check ribbon. Hot glue into place. Silver beads make a great embellishment to the hat. Simply cut the strand as long as you need it to go around the base of the hat twice and then up around the top of the hat above the buffalo check ribbon. Tuck and hot glue white floral sprigs into the ribbon and at the end of the black sock.

Make the gnomes nose a pink color by wiping some bright pink lipstick onto the nose fabric. Putting the lipstick on your fingers first to then wipe on the nose is a helpful tip.

Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself.

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Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself.

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Gnomes are so popular right now. Celebrate the season with this DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself.
Yield: 1 Gnome

Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome

Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Moderate
Estimated Cost: $10
Gnomes are all the rage right now. This DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Gnome is a fun Christmas craft you can make yourself.

Materials

  • 3-4 cups white rice (Grocery Store)
  • Buffalo check ribbon (Hobby Store)
  • Small clear rubber bands (Dollar Tree)
  • Yarn: Homespun Lion Brand (Hobby Store)
  • Floral Embellishments (Dollar Tree)
  • Snowflake Embellishments (Dollar Tree or Hobby Store)
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Pink lipstick (Dollar Tree)
  • 1 8x11 piece of white or light-colored felt (will use half of this)
  • 1 6.9” floral foam cone (Dollar Tree or Hobby Store)
  • Black adult super soft sock (Dollar Tree)
  • White Kid's quarter sock (Dollar Tree)
  • Men's thermal boot socks, black cuff if buffalo check is black, red cuff if
  • buffalo check is black (Dollar Tree)
  • Twine (Dollar Tree)
  • Scissors
  • Silver beads or silver garland strand 18” -24” (Dollar Tree or Hobby Store)

Instructions

  1. Pre-freeze the rice for at least 24 hours. Just throw the big bag of rice right in the freezer.
  2. Fill white kid's quarter sock full of rice by scooping it in and smooshing
    down to get the rice as full as possible. Fill up to the sock band.
  3. Use the heal side for the face. Using your fingers, form a sizeable nose out of the heal.
  4. Take 2 tiny clear rubber bands and use 1 to secure the nose, wrap twice if
    you can. Use the other to secure the top of the sock, wrap twice.
  5. To secure these even more and in case a rubber band breaks, wrap twine
    tightly around the nose and top of the head as knot tightly.
  6. Trim the top of the white sock down.
  7. Prepare the beard by cutting a piece of felt in the shape of the beard you
    want. Hold the felt up to the nose and trace a small circular cutout for the
    nose.
  8. To create the beard “hair”, use a hot glue gun to glue strands of the
    homespun yarn vertically onto the beard. This can be trimmed and formed
    later. To create a fluffy beard, separate the strands of the yarn to make as
    much fluff as you desire.
  9. Using scissors or a knife, hollow out the bottom of the foam cone to fit over the white sock and rest on the gnome in the shape you would like.
  10. Create braids by measuring the yarn from the top of the head down to the
    length of the beard. Cut 6 strands for each braid. Secure one end of the
    braid with a small clear rubber band and braid the yarn in 3 sections of 2
    strands per section. Repeat so you have 2 braids. Glue the braids to the top of the head at the base of the gathered sock.
  11. Cut the men's thermal boot sock in half. Pull the bottom part of the sock
    with the toe portion up over the rice filled sock. Keep part of the thermal
    sock just under the nose and pull up the rest as much as you can. Hot glue
    the sock in place around the head. Cut the black or red cuff off of the
    remaining sock half and stretch it around the top of the head, leaving just
    the top of the white sock showing. Hot glue the sock in place.
  12. Put the black adult super-soft sock over the cone and pull down all the way or allow the sock to hang over the top to create the hat.
  13. Hot glue the sock covered foam cone to the top of the gnome head by
    putting the glue on the gnome head. Be generous with the amount of glue.
    Hold the form down firmly until it sets.
  14. Decorate the hat with the buffalo check ribbon. Hot glue into place.
  15. Silver beads make a great embellishment to the hat. Simply cut the strand
    as long as you need it to go around the base of the hat twice and then up
    around the top of the hat above the buffalo check ribbon. Tuck and hot glue white floral sprigs into the ribbon and at the end of the black sock.
  16. Make the gnomes nose a pink color by wiping some bright pink lipstick onto the nose fabric. Putting the lipstick on your fingers first to then wipe on the nose is a helpful tip.

 

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