Gnome Gift Container
It's not often that the packaging a gift comes in can outshine the gift itself but this gnome gift box may do just that! Read on to see how I created this adorable gnome gift box with very simple steps.
What You'll Need:
Here is what I used for this project:
- Gift box/tube from the dollar store (a wine bottle gift holder would also work well!)
- Stocking from the dollar store (I chose this one so I could use the fur for the beard and the fabric for the hat)
- Half wood bead
- Holiday magnolia mix
- #6 cone
- Hot glue
- Ribbon (this was found inside the stocking)
- Luxe mini flowers
Separate the Stocking!
Since I wanted to use the faux fur stocking cap for the gnome's beard, the first step was to separate those parts. I used a scissor to separate the seams but a seam ripper would also work well for this!
Undo ALL the seams!
I also cut apart the seams on the full stocking so that I was left with a piece of fabric to wrap around the foam cone.
Cover the Cone!
Using hot glue to keep it in place, wrap the fabric from the stocking base around the #6 cone. This will become the gnome's hat!
Add the Hat to the Gift Box Top!
Glue the hat directly to the top of the gift box cover piece.
Add Some Fringe!
I found a ribbon loop inside the stocking, cut it out and used it to tie up the top of the hat. When that was done, I wanted to add a little fringe so I cut thin strips above the ribbon.
Create the Beard!
On the back of the faux fur fabric, I freehand drew an outline of a beard shape and then cut the piece out. Once you have the shape you like, glue it to the base part of the gift box/tube.
To make the hat look like it also has fur, cut a thin strip and glue it where the hat meets the top of the gift box!
Add His Nose!
This half wood bead is perfect for the nose and I just glued it directly onto the gift box top.
Add Greenery and Flowers!
The gnome could be done before this step but I always love to add a little extra holiday cheer with greenery and sola wood flowers! I started by adding a sprig of greenery, then berries and 3 luxe minis as the finishing touch.
Now you are ready to place your gift inside the container...
...and close it up and give to a friend or loved one! (Or you could be like me and use the gnomes as home decor :) ).
Happy crafting and happy holidays!
If you want to watch a gnome gift box being made, click the video below for a Facebook live video:
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