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Make A Gnome Ornament From Dollar Store Slippers
From the blogger: "Gnomes continues to be quite popular and trendy this holiday season! So I've jumped on the band wagon to create my own using plaid fur lined slippers from the Dollar Tree! And the best part, you really don't need to spend anymore than a couple of dollars to make this adorable ornament! You better believe it! And I'm sure you have all the other items you'll need in your stash to put it together, too!"
Primary TechniqueFabric Crafts
- Dollar Tree Fur Lined Slippers
- Dollar Tree Nude Foot Ped
- Seam ripper or craft knife
- Cardstock for hat template
- Fabric glue
- Cotton ball or fiber-fill
Take one slipper apart using a seam ripper or craft knife.
Lay out the opened slippers and cut off just enough to make the hat!
Make a template of a gnome's hat out of cardstock - draw the hat to include the curvature of the slipper - it's a great spot for the nose!
Place the hat pattern on top of the slipper fabric and cut out.
Place right sides (plaid) together and run a bead of glue along the inside edges, leaving the bottom open. Firmly press the edges together and let dry completely. Once dry, turn the hat inside out.
Fold the faux fur from the sole in half, coating with glue inside to seal the piece together and let dry. Insert faux fur at the fold into the bottom of hat, adjusting fit and gluing in place.
Then round off the shape of the beard with scissors.
To make the nose - take a cotton ball from the medicine cabinet or a small amount of fiber-fil and shape into a ball, stuffing it in the toe area of the foot-ped, tying the ball tight with a cut-off strip from the ped. Cut off the excess ped fabric and glue nose onto center curve, just below hat edge.
Make a hanger by taking three strands of twine in a group of three, and typing in a knot to braid.
Once braided, fold twine braid to make a loop, adding glue to ends and insert into center top of hat for hanger. Let dry. What a fun and easy way to add a bit of whimsy to your holiday tree!
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