Standing Easter Gnome
I made my standing Easter gnome on a Facebook LIVE video with my sister, Angela, and she made her own side by side with me!
It was so much fun seeing her be able to express her creativity, and I LOVE seeing how we were able to take the same standing gnome kit and come up with two different looks!
That’s the beauty of DIY’ing home decor. We get to make it match our own style and vision and don’t have to pick from things OTHER people have created and designed!
You get a completely unfinished, unpainted, unassembled kit from my shop and get to add your own personality and flair to it! Do whatever you want to it so that it matches your home decor and style!
My sister, Angela, painted the gnome with white lined ears and blue feet, and I painted the gnome with the pink and white striped egg!
We made this literally side by side during a LIVE video, and had so much showing our own personality and style through these standing Easter gnomes!
How to make a Standing Easter Gnome
I started this Standing Easter Gnome like every one of my kits – by sanding each piece. When we cut these on our laser machines, it can leave a layer of residue that affects the finish on them.
Once each piece was sanded, I stained them with brown acrylic paint and a tiny bit of black. To do that, mix a bit of water and paint together and use a foam sponge or wet wipe to apply the mixture to each piece.
Use a clean wet wipe to remove any excess paint from each piece and allow them all to dry completely. I like to use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
For the rest of the project, it’s really as simple as picking your paint colors, paint each piece the color you want, let the paint dry, then assemble.
If you want to have an aged, grunge finish on your gnome, lightly sand each piece before you assmeble them together.
You can also mix a bit of black paint and water (think watercolor paint) and apply it around the edges of each piece.
If you want to see exactly how Angela and I brought our standing Easter gnomes to life, you can watch the DIY tutorial video replay on Facebook (the link is down this page, just scroll down a little).
I hope you enjoyed this Standing Easter Gnome as much as I did and decide to make them for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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Watch the DIY tutorial
I shared how to make this super adorable Standing Easter Gnome during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.
If you want to see the DIY process, craft along, or just join in on the fun conversations, you can watch the DIY tutorial video on Facebook!
For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Standing Easter Gnome Kit
- Paint of choice
- Gorilla Super Glue
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
If you loved this Standing Easter Gnome you might also like this DIY topiary!
Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber
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