Today’s big foot pompom gnome is such a fun craft that I couldn’t wait to share it with you! It uses simple supplies, comes together so easily, and is probably the most adorable gnome you can make with a pompom.
For this easy craft, you will need a pompom, craft felt, wire, a hot glue gun, and some Model Magic®. Let’s get started making this adorable mini gnome with feet.
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DIY Big Foot Gnome with Model Magic®
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I cannot wait to come up with new ways to make gnomes. When I can’t sleep or I’m stuck on a long car ride, I whip out the iPad and start sketching.
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Patterns, designs for Cricut and Silhouette cutting machines, paintings, and so much more are born from my creative (chaos-filled) brain with just that little Apple Pencil and iPad! And that’s how today’s little DIY gnome came to be, as well.
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The Pompom Gnome Series on Ruffles and Rain Boots
If you’re new here, I make a lot of gnomes (there are hundreds here on the site and my YouTube channel). Over the years, I’ve created some of the most popular gnome tutorials on the Internet and have sold tens of thousands of free and premium patterns.
Years ago, I created the pompom pets sensation that spawned so many adorable gnome dogs, cats, bunnies, and more. The little fur balls are easy to make and are perfect for those wonky sizes of faux fur you have left over. But over the years, many have asked me about pre-made pompoms. Psst: they work for pets, too!
But because I like to challenge myself, I have been working on a series of pompom gnomes using basic materials you have on hand or can easily get. Today’s adorable little gnome DIY craft is part of that series.
What is Model Magic?
For today’s craft, I am using the Crayola® Model Magic to create a pair of bubbly-toed feet for a little felt hat gnome. It’s not a clay, per se, but a modeling foam and remains “spongy,” for lack of a better term. According to Crayola®, “it’s lightweight and somewhat flexible even why dry.”
Working with this is very different than working with polymer or air dry clay. I learned a LOT from this project and will share my mistakes and wins with you, just like always.
You can paint Model Magic®, though I opted to leave my project the original color. If you do want to use paint, wait 72 hours until the project is completely dry. Use acrylic paint and and seal it with an acrylic varnish.
What Pompoms Should I Use for Pom Pom Gnomes?
You can make your own pompoms, as shown in the pompom pets tutorial linked above, or you can purchase some. That’s what I did for this series and it honestly makes it so easy!
These are the pompoms I have been using. They’re on Amazon, inexpensive, and had great reviews on size, color, and variety. There are a few different color packs to give you options, as well.
How to Make a Model Magic Big Foot Pompom Gnome
Below is the written and printable tutorial for this 6-7 inch gnome with a felt, twisty hat. If you are a visual learner, watch the full, detail-filled Model Magic® fur pompom gnome with big feet video tutorial here on YouTube. Subscribe to the channel – we have a lot of fun over there.
There is no hat pattern provided in this one, but I promise the video makes it so easy to understand. It also gives you two ways to make the hat: straight or bent to the side or twisty (my favorite).
More Fun Gnomes with Feet You Might Like
- Fabric Gnome with Clay Feet – This big foot gnome went wild on YouTube and Pinterest because it was the first of its kind (and it’s hands-down adorable).
- Dollar Tree Gnome with Feet – These are quick and easy to whip up and can be used with jars, pumpkins, soccer balls and other pieces from the Dollar Tree.
- Polymer Clay Big Foot Gnomes – These are a fun and surprisingly easy set of gnomes to put together in an afternoon.
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