Woman reveals how to make your own light up Gonks using bargains from Poundland
A woman has given an easy tutorial on how to make a Christmas gnome that lights up.
And people have been loving the adorable light-up gnomes home-made at bargain prices.
Calling herself Liyana DIY, she suggests cheap and easy craft materials to make the super cute gnome that can sprinkle that bit of extra magic into your Christmas decoration ideas.
She says: “I saw light-up Christmas gnomes being sold and I thought to myself I can definitely make these a lot cheaper.”
And a quick visit to a craft shop is all you need to get the simple materials.
A hot glue gun is a must, as is an empty jar with a lid; one that can fit in a tea light.
When you have taken the lid off the jar make sure all the gluing you will be doing does not touch the edge of the jar where the lid goes.
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For the full beard of the gnome cut a triangle shape from some plain white faux fur to fit the jar.
Take one white polystyrene or foam ball and glue it onto the edge of the jar for the nose.
Then take the triangle-shaped beard and add glue just at the top so you can stick it under the nose on the jar.
We are going to give the gnome little feet, little arms and a little hat, so take a festive Christmas sock (preferably a fluffy towel sock) and two human shaped pegs (preferably plastic)- you can get these from a craft shop or online.
Cut a small bit pf the festive sock- enough to fit around the human shaped peg and for it to poke its round point out- (this will look like his hand poking out) then glue it on.
Add hot glue and add them to the side of the jar where the arms would go.
Make sure the lid of the jar can screw on without the nose and beard getting in the way as you will need access to it to put the tea light in.
Secure the lid on the jar and add hot glue to the outer part of the lid.
You will need a square piece of orange felt with one small strip of white felt added to the bottom edge to make it look like Santa’s hat.
Stick it onto the lid.
Take some toy stuffing and place it inside the hat to give it some shape and form. Cut and shape the felt to size to make it look like a small gnome hat by giving it a triangle shape.
Take a poly ball and add it to top of hat. For his little feet, take more material from the festive sock and line it with glue. Add some toy stuffing into it to make it look like a little booty.
Stick on the little booties to the bottom of the jar; the bottom of the beard should be covering it a bit.
Take the lid off and add one of two tea lights. How magical does that look!
DIY fan Katie said: “This is the most adorable gnome I have ever seen! I love that you can add a light in the jar or candy, etc. I am going to try to recreate this!”
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