I loveddddd creating this gnome! I reproduced this from another craft site because I thought it was so cute and creative!
The supplies can be altered to fit other items but here is what I used for mine!
1. Since the block of wood is being pretty much covered up by everything else, you don't need to do anything to it! I started with making the hat. I cut a 10x10 section off the leg of a mans size pair of jeans and then cut it down the center to open it up to be roughly 20x10. I then took multiple tries to form a cone shape by rolling the piece of jean in a diagonal direction, being sure that the bottom opening would fit the width of the wood board.
2. You end up with an oblong piece for the hat. You can either just cut off the piece hanging out of the cone shape, or, like me, fold it up and form it into a "cuff" around the bottom of the hat.
3. Be sure to actually secure these pieces with a bit of hot glue. I added some at the point, under the overlap, and under the cuff as well.
5. Secure one end of the white fabric to the wood board, starting about 4in down from the top. I wrapped it around multiple times so that the beard would look more full and secured it every once in a while with hot glue.
8. The next step is adding all your "junk". I made a feather out of scrap book pages by cutting out a basic shape and "fringing" the sides of it like a feather. I then glued on other do-dads and he was already for a night on the town!
I don't know if you saw my post on making Harry Potter wands but they were pretty awesome sauce if I do say so myself! The box I used for them came from a gentleman at work who likes to give me random things to use for my crafts. Well, he gave me some of the same style of box but they were double the width (if that makes sense). So I had to come up with something to do with them! I have a lot, so it will take a few different crafts to use them up, but, to start, I came up with this simply pretty trinket box!
Supplies I used:
I had some of our staff at work help me with the prep for these. I had them paint the outside and inside of the lid as well as the inside of the box white. I did this because I knew the paper I was going to be using on the top wouldn't completely cover the green and I thought was a little too much to show through and thought white would be a softer choice.
The next part is the really fun part! So, I did this for a virtual work program. This means that I made up prepacked "craft kits" that the participants picked up ahead of time. This included the box, soft vinyl, quote pieces, and embellishments. The quote I made for the box reads, "wherever life plants you, bloom with grace". I ended up adding another quote for the side of the box that read, "be humble and kind". I wanted these to be a little bit nicer than just gluing copy paper on the box, so I first glued them to a thin matt board and cut them out. Adding changes like this adds depth and texture to projects! The embellishments I included in the boxes ranged from all sorts of mismatched stuff such as: buttons, lace, ribbon, floral leaves, jewels, stickers, clip art, broken jewelry, feathers, etc. People are also always encouraged to add things they may have at home too.
I laid out my quote pieces until I had them where I thought I liked them and glued them down with hot glue. I then started playing with my embellishment pieces. I have to say... this was shockingly hard! I could not decide where I wanted things and kept moving items back and forth and back again! Slowly, I started feeling happier with what I picked out for each item and began gluing them down, although apprehensively!
Essentially, to finish the box up, just keep fenagling with it until you feel happy! You can also always add more items later too, especially if you have something that is uniquely special in some way. Thanks for reading & crafting!
Hey there, I'm Becca, or Rebecca, but not Becky, never Becky, unless you're my family from down south! I'm a simply modern librarian by day and an artist by night. My pursuit is for a simple, happy, healthy, and more fulfilling life! I hope I inspire you to get crafty!