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In my previous post, aka, The Grinch and the Santa Hat Mystery, I was hoping someone would guess correctly.  Did you come close?  Now, I must reveal my project of the tree topper that isn't. I bought the Santa Hat, took it home, and the next day I began by unpacking my white wig [I've used it for Halloween often]. Stuffing the wig up the opening of the Santa Hat, partially, I created a Santa beard! It was simple. Then, from one of my craft boxes I pulled out a large wooden ball. I was gonna paint it flesh colored but then realized the wood itself was flesh toned. So, I did nothing to it except for taking a thin piece of wooden dowel and pushed it into the ball, creating a prop for the nose piece....with the nose/dowel through the wig's mesh netting, it came to life...voilá, a piece that is ever so popular these days!  The project took less than 15 minutes to make, no gluing, no painting, nothing but a couple of insertions....

It now sits on the very edge of the fireplace mantle with it's frosty white beard hanging over ...A GNOME


PS...I think with the Walmart's Top Hat tree topper [seen here], the same thing could be done! Use a white wig for a snowy beard, find a plastic carrot craft pick [or even a medium sized, crooked twig and paint it orange or better yet, a gnome nose-another wooden ball]...same concept, only this time a snowman gnome!!  Hmmmm, I DO have a 2nd white wig in storage?!!  Yessiree.  I just may do that.

31 comments :

  1. I should have guessed you were making a gnome. They are all over the craft sites these days. Yours is adorable and how easy to do too.

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    1. There was absolutely no work involved. So easy.

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  2. Hello, very creative. I love the Santa Gnome. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend!

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    1. Glad you like it Eileen. Have a great day yourself!

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  3. he is a real cutie, and I like the part about no work.. you are gifted and oh so creative... and after Christmas it goes right back to a which wig.

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    1. Yep. No wigs harmed in making the gnome. And, oh so easy!

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  4. What a clever idea, Anni! I like your cute little Santa gnome very much. :-)

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    1. Me & my Santa fetish...I couldn't help myself. Thanks D J

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  5. He is a wonderful gnome! Simple and clever all in one.

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    1. Thanks! He'll fit right in with my elves this year...being a jolly ol' elf himself!

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  6. YOU ARE AN AMAZING LADY WITH MANY TALENTS. I LOVE YOUR BIG OLE TURKEY.

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    1. Thanks LV. Hope you have a wonderful Turkey Day!

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  7. Love it!!!! Gnome, Nisse, Tomte!!! Love them!!!!!

    Yours is precious. And you are so imaginative. I'm not, so I had to buy a Tomte. -smile-

    🔥💛🔥

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    1. I buy them too! They're too cute to not bring home!

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  8. It is totally AWESOME!!! You are so inspired and creative, I could never think of something like this. I can copy things, but it takes talent to imagine them in the first place.

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    1. I'm glad I went this direction instead of using it for what it was made. Cat will keep us from having a big tree. Again.

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  9. You really do have a creative talent. The nose is perfect and the sneer is gone.

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  10. That's great Anni, you are very creative. I have a hard time putting decorations together like this.

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  11. Nicely done!!! You have so many gifts! Have a grand weekend!

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    1. Thanks...hope your weekend is super!

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  12. I put this in my comments, in reply to your comment, on mine. -smile- About the messsss of billing...

    HOOTIN' ANNI.. Yes, it is in the process of being straightened out. I should have said that at first. Did now. But too late for you to have seen it. So I will put this, in your blog comments, toooo!

    🔥💛🔥

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  13. I'll be waiting to see your next creation. I don't know what happened to me, but all my creative skills have disappeared.

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  14. You are so creative! I love it. It's even better than it started!

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  15. This is just too cute for words!

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