Loopy Yarn Santa Gnome Wreath
Get in the holiday spirit with this gnome-inspired DIY Loopy Yarn Christmas Santa Wreath this season. It's made with a dollar store tinsel sign as the base!
This is a Dollar Tree sign. It's very simple to unravel. Once you start, it just unwinds very easily.
I saved the little embellishments to decorate my Santa. When I was done, I ended up just using the little holly leaves embellishment on my Santa's hat.
Here is what it looks like with the tinsel completely removed.
Then, I use a skein of white loopy yarn to create the beard.
If you look at the santa hat form, you'll see these little nubs that stick out. They are perfect to hook a loop of the loopy yarn.
You'll cut several pieces of loop yarn to make the beard.
First, fold a piece of loopy yarn in half. Start on the front side of the frame and feed the folded center of the yarn through the top of the "brim of the hat" section. Feed it down the back to the little nubs sticking out and hook a loop of the yarn on a nub.
Once hooked, give a gentle pull on the yarn from the front to make sure that loop is taut on that little nub. Do this same thing until you've covered all the little nubs.
Flip over the frame to the backside and add a dollop of hot glue on each nub to keep the loops attached.
Next, we will wrap the top of the wreath form with stuffing and slide the Santa hat over it.
Then, we'll create the nose with an old pair of pantyhose and some stuffing.
Tie the nose just right above the beard. Pull the hat down and hot glue it around the nose and beard. You might need to hold the hat while it dries, so it won't pull up.
Here is the finished look! I just love it!