I was thumbing through the winter issue of DIY magazine and saw this cute gnome shadowbox on page 33.
I thought he was pretty adorable and wanted to make a version of my own. Strangely enough, on pages 24-25, there were pictures of gnomes available from paper-source.com that looked nearly identical to the little guy in the shadowbox frame. I decided to cut those out of the magazine and use them for my little gnome project. I got the frames from IKEA for $1.99 a piece (I made two of these). I used a plain white piece of paper cut to size and glued-on the little gnome. Then I took a fine point Sharpie and drew the falling snowflakes. That was it.
I think he turned-out pretty well and I made one for my BFF, too, which I hope she likes. I showed it to J and he asked why I had made a picture of “Missile Command Gnome”. I didn’t know what he was talking about and then he showed me this.
I guess it does look a little like that although my gnome is clearly a Christmas gnome and those are clearly snowflakes. Right? Right.
Anyway, I like him and that’s all that matters. He’s happy sitting next to my newly acquired, but long coveted, Charlie Brown Christmas tree that I purchased at Aldi for $7.99 the other day. (The kids didn’t really need milk. I’m pretty sure my priorities are straight.)
This isn’t the only DIY Christmas Crafty project I’ve been working on, though. I have another exciting project to share with you tomorrow!
What crafty holiday projects have you been working on? Share!