It’s almost Independence Day in the United States, so do you know what that means? Yes, of course. My girlfriend Ruth is back at her gnome endeavors! I just wanted to drop in quickly today and share her colorful and creative 4th of July Gnomes DIY.
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Ruth finds many of her props at stores such as Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, and the Dollar Store. Be sure to check the clearance sections too. She buys fabric and also recycled sweaters at thrift stores for the arms and bodies of the gnomes. For more ideas, click HERE.
Felt, ribbon, and buttons are plentiful in most craft stores and are always great materials to create your custom decorations.
Remember, you can pull decorations apart and use smaller parts and trinkets to outfit many gnomes at once. Some of the stars and decor she used here were part of a headband or larger novelty.
Ruth finds patches and other decorative touches that are sometimes sold in sets, on sites such as Etsy or Amazon.
Ideas and Inspiration
For more help and inspiration for how to make and decorate gnomes, check Pinterest or search and join Facebook Groups that are created for gnome making or craft making.
Click HERE for more of Ruth’s ideas and for a tutorial on how to make easy DIY gnomes.
I hope you enjoy this 4th of July Gnomes DIY project. If you have questions, feel free to use the comment box below or click HERE to send me a message.
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