Who wants a Trick if you can have a Treat? That’s what I always say. Stick a “gnome” in there, and it’s a no brainer.
I’ve been loving all the gnomes EVERYWHERE! So, I decided to create these sweet treat holders with gnomes in mind. (If you don’t have a crimper, add glue with the tape)
- I started with a 6” x 6” sheet of Christmas paper and added double-sided tape to three sides on the “bad/other” side of the paper to form a “u” .
- Join the bottom of the “u” to the other side forming a tube.
- Then, insert into a crimper and crimp about 1/2” and fold over.
- Fold the bottom of the tube together and crimp trying not to place the first crimp from #2 in the center
- Add the treat, and press the top of the tube together at a 90 degree angle from the bottom and crimp
It’s that simple. Now you can spend your time decorating. I used our Beard CutUps Die and embossed it with our Woodgrain Stencilz to give the impression of hair. Place the beard in the bottom section of the holder with the top part of the treat holder forming the hat.
I added a nose cut from our Rudolph die, but you can use an oval or circle punch. I put the nose over the mouth hole in the beard, so the mustache became eyebrows. Then, embellish to your heart’s content. For this gnome, I finished it off with a felt Poinsettia and button.
I think that gnomes are not just for Christmas, so I created a couple of different gnomes for different times of year.
Here’s my Halloween Gnome. I added a spooky eye sticker and big black nose.
How about a gnome for your sweetie? I had this metal embellishment and added “hands” made from folded black ovals. A plaid bow completes the look.
Spring is Gnoming. This sweet gnome has a plaid bow and felt flower for his hat.
It’s such an easy project to make and it leaves lot’s of time for embellishing, which I think is really fun. Give it a try.