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Hello fans of ChristmasOrnaments.com!  I’m delighted Dianne asked me to put together another DIY Christmas Ornament craft for ChristmasOrnaments.com. I made these sweet  Gnome Christmas Ornaments with my 6 year old son, Teddy. He had a blast painting the cute faces and sticking on the tiny buttons. Gnome Christmas Ornaments are fun and easy ornaments to make with your children, using materials that you have on hand or can be found in your yard or neighborhood. How proud your kids will feel when they see their own creations on the Christmas tree this year!


Steps to Make Gnome Christmas Ornaments

Using a simple hand saw, Teddy and I took turns sawing a branch from our plum tree. We cut it into sizes about 3 inches long. We sawed one end flat and the other at a 60 degree angle. The small branch is the gnomes’ body. He will stand on the flat end and we will paint his face on the angle end.


With a pencil, I drew faces on the angle end of the branches.



Teddy got out his paints. Red for the gnome hat, white for our gnomes’ beard and black for his eyes and nose.


The Gnome Christmas Ornaments are starting to look very cute indeed!


To finish them off, we glued small red buttons to their bark coats. I drilled a tiny hole in the top of their hats and threaded green Christmas ribbon to hang them from the tree.

We love our Gnome Christmas ornaments! I smile each time I see their cute little faces and Teddy is as proud as Punch.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. I will be back with more DIY Christmas ornament projects… so be sure to check back in.

Blessings and magic,

Magic Onions

Donni Webber : Mom of two sunbursts of joy, wife, crafter, knitter, gardener, explorer, traveler. Come join us on our Waldorf inspired blog, The Magic Onions, where the wonder of childhood and the magic of nature collide to make each moment a precious gift. www.themagiconions.blogspot.com

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