This gnome lavender sachet is adorable, smells great, and is a work-horse in a closet or drawer. It’s a quick craft that everyone will love! Let’s get started.
DIY Felt Gnome Lavender Sachet
If you’re new to Ruffles and Rain Boots, I’ll let you in on a secret: I love making DIY gnomes. Scandinavian gnomes, Nordic gnomes, tomte, nisser – whatever you call them, they always make me smile. And it turns out, I’m not the only one who wants to add these cuties into their lives!
Last summer, my daughter and I adapted Sarah’s Scandinavian Christmas gnome tutorial into a hanging ornament to declutter our craft stash. We didn’t have clay at the time so my resourceful little helper used an Apple Jack (of the cereal variety) for the gnome’s nose. We had such a good time that we went out and bought clay to make a gnome that would last a bit longer and not attract bugs to the tree.
4 Reasons You Need This Gnome Lavender Sachet
Whether you make or buy these fun gnome lavender sachets, here are four reasons you need these adorable little relaxation-inducing gnomes in your life:
- You’ll add creativity into your life without turning one of your kid’s rooms into a craft room. It’s an easy, quick craft that can be made with scraps.
- There’s always room for a sachet because life can be smelly. This gnome DIY makes it less so.
- Gnomes help you channel their hygge-inspired calming benefits. The lavender helps, too. ;)
- This works in closets, drawers, and cars. See #2 (life is smelly).
No Time to Make It? Buy It or Pin It!
You can buy these adorable gnome sachets from the Hanging with my Gnomies Etsy shop here (coupon code Ruffles)! Or, if you’re a DIYer, pin it to come back to when you have the time.
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Before You Get Started with this Quick Gnome Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we make a LOT of gnome crafts. I love to share things I learn through a project, so here are a few tips:
- Use up your scraps! This is a scrap-busting project, so get creative with the materials.
- If you have a wide-weave burlap, use a cheesecloth liner so the filling stays in place.
- When using a flimsy fabric (that won’t hold its shape like felt), stuff the gnome hat with polyfill. You can also scent it with essential oil.
How Do I Make a Gnome Sachet?
I’m so glad you asked. :) Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love providing options. Below is our written tutorial but if you want to add it to your gnome crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our gnome lavender sachet video tutorial.
- felt for the hat
- burlap for the body (or cheesecloth)
- faux fur
- gnome nose (can be clay, beads, wood knobs)
- bowls (two sizes)
- 1/2 cup dried lavender (or rice scented with essential oil)
- glue gun and sticks
- rubber band, small elastic, or twine to tie
- razor blade or craft knife to cut faux fur
- I work best when I have all items cut and ready for use.
- Use the smaller bowl to cut a circle from your craft felt. Trim the sides to form a triangle with a slightly rounded bottom (image sourced from a previous project). Use hot glue to secure the edges to form a hat.
- Using a razor blade or craft knife, cut the backing of the faux fur into a triangle shape to form the beard.
- Trace a circle using the large bowl onto the burlap or cheesecloth. This will form the gnome body we will scrunch and secure to hold our lavender.
- Place the burlap into a bowl and pour in the dried lavender.
- Gather up the edges of the fabric, pinch together, and secure with a rubber band.
- Place the hat over the sachet. Add a small dab of hot glue in the back to secure it. Flip up the front brim.
- Place the faux fur at the bottom edge of the flipped-up brim and secure with hot glue. Glue down the nose and flip the hat back into position (it should slightly cover the top of the nose and the entire top edge of the beard.
- You're done! Isn't he just the cutest gnome lavender sachet you've ever seen?
Be Sure to Use This Coupon Code!
Herchel’s creativity and craftiness can be found at her blog, Gym Craft Laundry, and her Etsy shop, Hanging with My Gnomies. If you love, love, love these Scandinavian cuties, check out the Etsy shop and be sure to copy this coupon code for 25%! Coupon Code: Ruffles
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