On a rare visit to Walmart yesterday I spotted these Christmas stockings for only 19 cents. I immediately thought I could use these to make Valentines Day gnomes. Of course I did, what else would a person think of when seeing a stack of Christmas stockings?
I used the toe of the stockings for the base of my gnome. I also cut the white top off to cut out the beard.
I began forming my gnome by filling the toe with rice and tying the top with twine to secure.
Next I fitted the top of the leftover sock from my winter gnome as the hat.
Then it was time to cut the beard from the white fabric. Once it was cut out I ran a bead of hot glue along the edge on the wrong side and rolled the edge to the back.
I also cut out and stuffed the nose and glued it in place.
Then glued the beard in place. Next I folded the hat to the wrong side and glued it in place.
And finally I tied his hat in the middle and at the top with white eyelash yarn and glued two red hearts cut from the red stocking material. I also looked through my stash and found two crystal gem hearts that I added to finish my gnome.