Simple Lavender Gnome

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Introduction: Simple Lavender Gnome

About: I am a Graphic Designer by trade and a passionate crafter, tinkerer, and inventor at heart

Spring is finally here! As I sat at home watching all the lovely flowers (and weeds) taking root in my garden, I was inspired to bring some of that tranquility to my desk at work. Like most, all my attempts to keep a plant alive at work have failed. Instead I opted to make a tiny 'desk' gnome that would bring me countless days of lavender scented joy.

**The design for these gnomes was influence by the adorable world of scandinavian christmas gnomes. If you have never had the honor of being introduced to them, you are missing out!

第1步:用品

  • 1qty - 6" diameter fabric circle
  • 1qty - 2"x2" felt triangle. Can be made from a 2" x2" square cut diagonally
  • 1QTY - 1.5“X1.5”皮草广场
  • 1QTY - 2“X3”大袋装满了3TB的薰衣草(或2TB米)
  • 1QTY - 0.5“木球
  • 2qty - small elastic bands
  • Glue Gun

可选的:

  • 2qty - glue dots

Step 2: Making the Body

  • 将薰衣草大袋放在织物圈的中心
  • 将织物的边缘朝向大袋的顶部收集,直到所有边缘都收集在一起
  • Secure with a rubber band

第3步:附着胡子

  • 对角线将皮毛方形放在身体的一侧
  • Secure at the top with a rubber band

Step 4: Making the Hat

  • 将三角形的长边折叠,以满足中心点
  • 沿着你刚折叠的件的顶部边缘放置一条小线(0.25英寸)的热胶
  • Fold the other edge of the triangle over to create a point and press to secure the glue bond
  • 沿着边缘的其余部分涂抹热胶
  • Fold the remainder of the other edge over and press to secure the glue bond
  • Trim along the bottom of the hat to create a smooth and round edge

第5步:将帽子连接到身体

  • 放置一个胶点或热熔胶涂在里面of the back of the hat (where the seam is).
  • 将帽子放在身体上以覆盖橡皮筋闭合,使得帽子的光滑前侧位于毛皮上方。
  • Press to secure the glue bond on the back of the gnome hat

第6步:附着鼻子

  • Place a glue dot or dab of hot glue on one side of the wooden ball
  • Place the wooden ball on the gnome's beard, just below the edge of the hat
  • Press to secure the glue bond

Step 7: You Did It!

Congratulations, you have created your very own tiny lavender Gnome. Place it on your desk, in a sock drawer or anywhere else in your life that you could use a little more calming lavender and garden cheer.

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    20 Discussions

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    jenna84959

    1 year ago

    这很酷!!!小家伙是可爱的!!!

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you Jenna :)

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    Italiankiwiblog

    1 year ago onStep 7

    This guy is really cute! My garden has lots of lavender in it. I'll wait until the end of Summer when the flowers start to dry out and make some of these.

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    What a wonderful thought!! It's my dream to have lavender bushes in our garden someday. Must smell wonderful where you are :)

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    Italiankiwiblog

    Reply 1 year ago

    It does in the Summer! In the hills behind us, there are huge lavender fields that use the flowers commercially for making fragrances, so lavender grows very easily here.

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    jannie.lloyd

    1 year ago

    Fab想法。可爱明确的指导。必须让孙子孙女制作其中一些。

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you Jannie! I'm working on trying to be a better communicator - and where else is that more important than when you're trying to explain how to do something! I appreciate the ode of confidence and I am happy to hear that you felt the instructions were clear! Would love to know if you ended up making one with your grandkids :)

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    jannie.lloyd

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you. I haven't made any yet but am gathering materials so we can do them when the kids come over for the summer holidays - I live in central, very rural, France, they live in UK, so I only get to see them once a year.

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    Cliffsclips

    1 year ago

    That is so cool, a wee family would look the part in most people's gnome ;op Thank you for sharing.

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    哈哈哈!谢谢 - 我爱上了Gnome幽默!

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    gnomedriver

    1 year ago

    It gets this gnome's approval.

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yay!! That's a honor :) Gnomies for life!

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    TeddiB

    1 year ago

    这是可爱的!如果香水开始褪色或随着米饭,你可以在背面增加几滴油。我同意这是监督的儿童的好项目。也许学年结束教师礼物来到心!

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    What a great idea TeddiB ! There are so many wonderful smells that aren't ideal packing material in their natural/dried states for this project. Now I can enjoy them through essential oils. Thank for sharing! Also I agree, and would suggest when building these with kids, that an adult makes the hat. I can imagine that being a tricky things for a little one's fingers to do with a hot glue gun :S

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    jjmadigan.

    1 year ago

    Adorable! I have one of these gnomes at home (w/o lavender, sadly), and I named him "Benedict Cucumber-patch". Yeah, I'm weird. XD

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    这是热闹和神奇的!谢谢你分享你的怪异......现在我也要命名我的小家伙!

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you Jennifer. I've been trying to pull back on the complexity of craft projects I'm working on. It's been fun to streamline and work on things that only take an hour or so of my day. I'm happy to be stretching those making muscles again and I am so glad you approve of this little guy :)

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    jessyratfink

    1 year ago

    Eeeeeee !!真可爱。我需要做几个这些伙伴进入我的植物:D

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    Elaina M

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks Jessy! What a lovely garden they'll get to live in :)