The season of spring brings with it new life and growth. Deepthy Mundra brings us the perfect DIY to welcome spring. Enjoy a sunny spring morning with your children or as me- time, and add a dash of color to your garden.
- Square cardstock paper or felt of any color or printed
- Garden stick or cardboard roll (from toilet paper roll or kitchen paper roll)
- Round buttons or any pompom
- Googly eyes if you like (I haven’t used them, yet)
- Pencil, scissors, glue, sellotape
Step 1: Organise your material on a table
Step 2: Draw the image shown on paper or felt cloth.
Step 3: Cut along the lines as shown.
Step 4: Fold from the center and make a conical shape and glue in the last fold. You can use adhesive tape for paper and liquid glue for felt.
Step 5: If using a cardboard roll, glue the top part of the cardboard roll firmly and fit in the cone gently.
Step 6: For the cardboard roll, apply some glue on the cardboard stand and stick some loosened cotton for the beard of the gnome as shown in the picture.
Step 7: If making a gnome on a stick, stuff some loosened cotton into the gnome hat and stick using a strong adhesive. For both the stick and the cardboard gnome, place the round button or a small ball for the nose.
Step 8: Make polka dots on the paper gnome hat or stick round-shaped, or star-shaped stickers.
Step 9: Place these garden gnomes to beautify your balcony or garden and enjoy the bounty of spring!
Tip: Use the gnomes in a pot with soil and place the colored stones around the gnome. Alternatively, place them near the potted plants or use them as Easter gifts.
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