This cute Santa Gnome is a fun and easy craft for adults and teens. With his hat flopped over, this little guy stands about 18-inches tall.
10-Minute Santa Doorstop Gnome Made With a Plastic Jug
10-Minute Santa Doorstop Gnome by Craftidly.com
Grab a plastic 1-gallon water (or milk jug) to make this cute Christmas gnome. Add rice or small rocks to the jug to give it weight to use it as a doorstop! For more details on supplies, click over to my blog from the link below.
I found this plaid fleece scarf at Dollar Tree. It was the perfect size to cover my water jug, but any fleece fabric will work. Just cut your scarf or fabric to size and hot glued it along the seam to the jug.
Next, you'll need to fill a Santa hat with a little poly-fil stuffing. As an extra step, I chose to cut off the white faux fur at the bottom of my hat so the white beard on my gnome would stand out better.
Cut a wide triangle of faux fur with an xacto knife to make a beard. Do not use scissors to cut the beard, this will cut the fur along the edges that give it a flowing beard look. For more details and to link to the faux fur I used, head over to my blog!
Putting It All Together:
Hot glue the beard to the jug where you want it, then the hat, and a nose to finish.
They say gnomes are a symbol of good luck. I don't know about that, but this little guy certainly brings a whole lot of holiday cheer with him!
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- 1-Gallon Plastic Jug
- Faux Fur
- Ornament Ball or Round Bead
- Fleece Scarf or Fabric
- Santa Hat
- Rice or Small Rocks
- Exacto Knife & Scissors
- Poly-Fil Stuffing
- Hot Glue