How To Make A Leprechaun Gnome
So when did St. Patrick's Day begin being celebrated?
St Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland's patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. St Patrick's Day is celebrated in countries with people of Irish descent.
And why do we love the cutest decor specifically for St. Patrick's Day?
Partially because we can make some!
Step 1. Open the sock and add in the beans or poly beads.
Step 2. Top that with a little stuffing and tie off the sock
Step 3. Using a razor blade or straight-edged knife, flip the craft fur over to the back and make sure the pile is pointing down. Measure about 9-inches wide and cut a triangle to make the gnome beard.
Step 4. Glue the gnome beard to the filled sock body just under the knot but only glue along the top edge (let the bottom hang loosely). It should touch or nearly touch in the back.
Step 5. Turn the gnome to the front and add a pompom gnome nose (or bead) with hot glue about 1 inch down from the gathered sock.
Step 7. Adding legs is very easy (even though I like it without them). Just grab some black felt, make 4 boot shapes. You’ll need to twist a few green pipe cleaners together to get a bulky leg. Once you’ve glued the legs to the bottom of the gnome body, just glue on the boots, one on either side of each leg (2 per leg). Add a tiny piece of gold pipe cleaner for the buckle and you’ve just made a leprechaun gnome with legs!
Leave a bit of room on the sock to tie it off.
If you can only find white fur, use a water-based orange marker and an old cloth to color it. You’ll add a little orange marker at a time and then blend it in with the cloth.
Hot glue your hat into place and you're done with your St. Patrick's Day leprechaun gnome!
A wonderful idea in using your new Leprechaun Gnomes
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