*Scrap wood-I used a 2×4
*Halloween fabric remnant-Wal-Mart
*Apple Barrel Paint-Harvest Orange
I started off by painting by piece of wood with my orange paint. My piece of wood was in rough shape on one end so I made that the end that the hat would go on. I knew that end was going to be covered so I didn’t bother painting it all the way to that end.
Once my paint had dried I started gluing my raffia on for the beard. I cut my raffia in to 6-7 inch pieces.
It will look a little crazy until you get the hat on and get the beard trimmed but trust me it will be so cute in the end!
Next I took my fabric remnant that I got from Wal-Mart and glued one side to the back of my gnome and wrapped it tightly around the other side forming a cone shape. I did trim my fabric down just a bit so it with fit better on my board. I then took a few shorter pieces of raffia to tie on the end of the hat. I also chose to add a pom-pom on top of the raffia to dress the hat up a little more.
Next I painted my wood bead orange. I like to use a wooden skewer when painting my beads to make it a little easier but if you don’t have one no biggie you can just hold it between your fingers.
While my bead was drying I trimmed up my raffia beard and messed with it a bit to get it to lay how I wanted and then glued on my wood bead for the nose.