DIY gnome ornament from a paint brush, DAY 2

DIY Gnome Ornament, how to make an easy gnome Christmas tree ornament from a paint brush. Cheap and easy gnome craft for adults and kids.

EASY DIY GNOME CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Day 2 of 30 days of DIY Christmas ornaments

On the second day of DIY Christmas ornaments I turned this boring chip brush into a fun little GNOME! I really wasn’t sure how the finished product was going to look but I couldn’t get over how much the bristles on the paint brush look like a beard! More specifically an old man gnome beard lol! I had to at least try to turn it into a gnome and it actually turned out sooooo super adorable!

These brushes is what I always recommend for applying antique wax to distressed rustic looking projects. They are the same brushes I send out in my DIY CRAFT KITS so I always have a big box of them on hand.

Did you miss day 1? Not to worry! Here is DAY 1 OF DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

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Seriously these ornaments are fun to make for adults and kiddos! I could have sat there all day and created one after another <3!!

DIY Gnome Ornament, how to make an easy gnome Christmas tree ornament from a paint brush. Cheap and easy gnome craft for adults and kids.

Here’s what you need to make your own little gnome Christmas ornament

First start by tying a ribbon hanger in the hole of the paint brush so you can hang it on your tree. Then cut a piece of felt just a little wider than your chip brush. Felt can be a tricky thing to cut so I highly recommend using a good pair of fabric scissors like these —-> click here to see fabric scissors. You can use any color or pattern felt you’d like, I chose green because it’s what I had on hand that looked the most festive.

DIY Gnome Ornament, how to make an easy gnome Christmas tree ornament from a paint brush. Cheap and easy gnome craft for adults and kids.

Then glue the piece of felt to your chip brush. You don’t want to pull it tight around the shape of the brush because it will look like the shape of the brush and not a gnome hat. Leave it loose around the bottom part of the brush so that it’s full there. Glue it around the metal part and the back side of the handle of the chip paint brush. You may need to trim away the excess so that it lays flat and not bunched up. {see the video above for a more detailed visual on how to do this}.

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Next, trim away the extra that hangs over the tip of the chip brush, you want to leave about an inch or so overhang.

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Using your thin ribbon tie a bow just above the tip of the chip paint brush to finish off the top of the hat.

DIY Gnome Ornament, how to make an easy gnome Christmas tree ornament from a paint brush. Cheap and easy gnome craft for adults and kids. Easy how to make a gnome tutorial.

Add a little 1/2” decorative ribbon around the base of the hat. This will break up the felt and give it a little more Christmas-ey look.

DIY Gnome Ornament, how to make an easy gnome Christmas tree ornament from a paint brush. Cheap and easy gnome craft for adults and kids. Easy how to make a gnome tutorial.

Then hot glue on a little nose just below the metal on the chip paint brush. Let it dry and your DIY gnome ornament is ready to hang on your Christmas tree.

DIY Gnome Ornament, how to make an easy gnome Christmas tree ornament from a paint brush. Cheap and easy gnome craft for adults and kids. Easy how to make a gnome tutorial.

These gnomes are SOOOOO easy to make and SOOOOOOOOOOO cheap too!

DIY Gnome Ornament, how to make an easy gnome Christmas tree ornament from a paint brush. Cheap and easy gnome craft for adults and kids. Easy how to make a gnome tutorial.

Let me know what you think and I’d especially LOVE if you shared pictures of your finished gnome ornament here on the blog.

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