It’s no secret that the UK is THE place to be for all things gnome. Check out a couple blogs from international gnome journalist, Alyssa, to get inspired to a trip across the pond!
All gnomes know the story of Cinderella and that part when a pumpkin is magically turned into a coach to transport our heroine. Well it’s Halloween season, not fairy tale season, so we’re mixing things up a bit!
Lots of you visiting pumpkin patches with hopes of decorating the most awesome pumpkin in the world this year. But let’s face it…what could be more awesome than a gnome?
Here’s a 10 step tutorial on how to turn a pumpkin into a gnome. We went with the “evil gnome” theme, because well, ’tis the season. But you could paint a nice, pretty gnome (like me( if you prefer.
Step 1: Choose the pumpkin that speaks to your soul
Step 2: Cut out a “quarter circle” of felt for the hat to match your pumpkin size
Step 3: Sew the side up to make a cone-shape
Step 4: If you’re feeling fancy, turn the bottom over to sew a hem and hide the edges
Step 5: Grab a nearby gnome to use as a model and sketch out a face!
Step 6: Now paint that face!
Step 7: Use white needle felting felt, polyester fiberfill, or cotton balls to make a beard and eyebrows
Step 8: Stick the beard and hat on with super glue (carefully!)
And BAM! Just like that…a pumpkin is magically transformed into a gnome!
What’s your favorite gnome craft for Halloween? Share your ideas with us and we’ll try to send you a leftover piece of this bread.