Make This CUTE Winter Gnome {With a Detergent Container!} | Thrifty Decor Chick

An lovely vacation gnome craft…made with a detergent container!

Welcome to the cutest vacation craft you may ever see!! I giggle after I inform individuals about it, giggled whereas I created it and giggle each time I see it. 

Simply lovely! And SO simple! This can be a tremendous quick craft and would not take a lot so far as craft provides or instruments. 

I noticed this completed product on Fb weeks in the past, however did not see the blogger who created this undertaking. *If you realize who first did this cute craft, please let me know so I can credit score them right here.*

The one “software” you may actually need is scorching glue. Even common glue may match, however it is going to take longer to finish. 

First up, you want a detergent pod container: 

Tide pod detergent container

The model would not matter clearly, it simply must be this form. I used the 42 depend container and it was excellent.

Subsequent, you may want fluffy material or yarn to make beard in your little gnome. 

Craft shops typically carry a large “ribbon” with white curlicues, or you will discover this soft white material within the fuzzy materials:
fluffy white beard fabric

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I discovered mine at Passion Foyer however I’ve seen comparable choices at Joann Materials as effectively. 

The type lady on the material chopping counter shared an excellent tip for chopping this fluffy material! 

Snip the material on the finish after which tear it on the grain. This eliminates little tufts of fluff flying in all places.

You do not want a lot of this material — the thickness will depend upon how lengthy you need the gnome’s beard to be. 🙂 

I scorching glued the material all the best way across the plastic container: 

hot glue fluffy fabric

Now determine in your gnome nostril! I had a couple of choices and can share all of them so you’ll be able to see how they appear.

I used a small drill bit to place a gap right into a wooden bead and likewise into the plastic pod container: 

drilling hole into wood bead

I put a small screw via the inside of the container to connect it to the entrance. 

Sizzling glue or epoxy would additionally work if you happen to do not need to mess with all of that. The screw simply makes it safer. 

Then, the ultimate step that completes your lovely vacation gnome…a knit hat or beanie on high! I simply used one which I’ve: 

winter gnome craft with beanie

Come ON! Is that not the cutest?? The pom on high makes it!

I am not even that massive of a gnome fan…however this little man is simply too enjoyable. 

By the best way, you need not glue the hat on — it is going to slide proper on and you will need to pull it down a bit so it slouches onto his nostril. 

There are such a lot of choices for the nostril! I lower the again off of a styrofoam ball (to make it flat) after which scorching glued it on:

gnome craft with white beard
burnt umber brown craft paint

And that was simply as cute! I imply…you’ll be able to’t go unsuitable:

DIY gnome with brown nose

Or you should use a little bit yarn ball. That is one in all my favorites: 

detergent container gnome on shelf

I went for a extra impartial look as a result of my hat was this beige shade, however you would make this detergent container gnome SO some ways! 

I’ll make a couple of as items, and have this bright red beanie in my cart to make use of as effectively. So cute!!

For ours, I ended up with a barely bigger wooden bead for his nostril. The smaller one was a little bit too tiny for me: 

tide pod gnome on shelf
I put him on my DIY washer and dryer shelf for photographs as a result of he appears to be like so cute in right here. And since he is a detergent container, duh! 😉 

When you concentrate on it, this may be a extremely sensible reward. I feel after I make extra I am going to hold the pods in there (I had already poured ours into the glass container we use). This may additionally give it some weight. 

So not solely will the recipient get a family product they’ll use, they’re going to get a cute beanie for the winter and an lovely vacation ornament! 

DIY neutral gnome on countertop

If you happen to’re trying to make one in all these as a present and are ranging from scratch, you may spend wherever from $30 to $40.

But when it is in your dwelling and you’ve got a lot of the components already, will probably be subsequent to nothing! I solely spent $6 for this undertaking and that was for a ton of the fluffy material. 

Let me know if you happen to do this candy little vacation/winter craft out for your self! 😍