I am SO DANG EXCITED to show y’all the newest addition to my Christmas Tree collection. Let’s start with the kind of tree I used.
I got this tree from Walmart. It is the 6foot Flocked Unlit Christmas Tree. It was only $35 and is actually a good lookin’ tree!
The first thing I did was string some lights on the bottom. There is no need to go all the way to the top, because that part will be covered with the hat.
I got about a yard and a half of this super cute striped fabric from Joann’s. I also got a yard of this green felt fabric. Total fabric cost because it was ON SALE, was about $10.
I made a giant version of the gnome hats we make for our smaller gnomes. It wasn’t too difficult at all.
I laid out the striped fabric and started at the top cutting it at an angle to the end while it was folded in half. The top of the hat is meant to be pointy, and then bigger at the bottom.
I then glued the edges together using hot glue and a HIGH TEMP hot glue gun. Once my glue dried I turned the hat right side out so you could see the stripes.
His hat is about 4 1/2 feet long from tip to base.
I folded the bottom making a cuff and glued it down. I added strips of the poly fill (THAT CAME OUT OF AN OLD PILLOW) to make the brim of the hat Furry.
For the ball at the tip of his hat, I used a dollar tree winter beanie. I cut off the two pom poms attached to the beanie and set them aside to use later. I then stuffed the ball with poly fill and glued it shut.
Attaching the ball was very simple. Put a considerable amount of glue in the small opening, stuff the tip in and hold it until it dries.
When putting the hat on the tree, I brought it down to right above where I started the Christmas Lights.
The nose is one of the large gold ornaments from the Dollar Tree. I just stuffed it in right under the hat.
For the arms I took about a half a yard of fabric and added a small strip of the red and white to the bottom by gluing them together, and then gluing the seam. Think of how we did the hat, but you are making the arm instead. Use poly fill to stuff your arms. My poly fill came out of an old pillow that was going to the trash anyways.
Once it’s pretty well stuffed glue the opening shut. He needed a little detail around the cuff of his sleeve where the mitten and the sleeve meet, so I used a small strip of big yarn I already had.
The thumbs are the pom pom balls from the hat that I told you to save. Just glue them on the side of the mitten.
To attach the arms, I simply put them into the side of the tree. His arms are about 23 inches long from mitten to top.
If you need video instructions on how to make the hat and sleeves, you can find those during this live where I created the smaller gnome “Sprinkle”. I used the same techniques just on a much larger scale to fit the 6 foot tree.
The sign was made using chalk couture. I made it live and you can see that video right here if you’d like to know how.
I set the sign in the tree and draped his arms over it.
I took my old muck boots and set them under the tree on top of a burlap sack I used as a tree skirt.
That’s it y’all. That’s how I created this SUPER CUTE Gnome tree, and I LOVE HIM!
I’m in love, He just needs a name??
A special name just for him!!
If you love him as much as we do, could you do us a little favor and…
PIN IT FOR LATER?
Merry Everything and Happy Always,