If you’re looking for a great way to add height to your farmhouse decor, this DIY farmhouse bookstack gnome stand is perfect to give a little variation!
DIY Farmhouse Bookstack
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love our gnomes. But sometimes, they need more than just to be plopped onto the table in the entryway. They need something to sit on, some kind of lift to get them up and give a little height. So, I decided to tackle a project I’ve had in mind for a while to make this fun DIY farmhouse bookstack gnome stand!
This is so ridiculously easy, I’m not sure why I put it off. But it’s super sturdy, very compact and perfect for any gnome, whether they’re a sitting gnome, standing gnome, or something in between. If you’re ready to make a gnome stand to give your gnomes a lift, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Gnome Stand
- I cheated in the most DELICIOUS way…I didn’t have to saw anything. I grabbed these premade wood blocks here that are just the perfect size and shape. The best cheat ever.
- To keep from making a gigantic mess in the yard when I was spray painting my blocks, I turned a cardboard box on it’s side, put the wood blocks inside, then painted! This made a little faux spray booth, which kept all the fly-away paint from going all over my grass.
- My heart was set on making this fun gnome stand for a certain gnome. And the best part was, I didn’t have to make him myself! You can grab your own wittle adorable gnomie here to pop on your farmhouse bookstack.
How Do I Make this DIY Farmhouse Bookstack?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Sponge Paintbrush
- Paper Towel
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Start by painting all three of your wood blocks, making sure to get good coverage on all surfaces. Allow the paint to dry completely.
- Dry brush the edges and corners of the wood blocks with the black paint and wipe it to preferred finish, to give the wood blocks a distressed feel. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.
- Place four velcro dots in each corner of the bottom-most wood block. With the matching pieces of velcro attached, with the sticky side up, place the middle wood block in place, pressing down firmly, to attach the velcro. Repeat attaching velcro to the next space between the middle and top wood blocks.
- With the velcro attached, select your ribbon pieces. I decided to layer my ribbon, so keep that in mind. Trim one end of each ribbon you choose to use, then gently heat the ends with the lighter to seal the edges. Fold the ends over the back side of the wood block stack about 1 1/2-2 inches from the edge and hot glue the end in place. Wrap the ribbon over the wood stack, hot gluing as you go, then affix it under the front edge of the wood stack.
- Fold some additional ribbon into a bow, then hot glue that on top of the ribbon affixed to the wood stack.
- Cut off a piece of the faux pine and hot glue to the ribbon by the bow, adding any additional winter floral desired. Then put your gnome on top and you're done!
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More Gnome Display Ideas You Might Like
- Fall Bookstack Dollar Tree Craft – You’re not going to find a cheaper and easier way to make a book stack. It’s from the Dollar Tree after all!
- DIY Dollar Tree Farmhouse Tray – If you need more lift in your life, or just another layer to get the leveled look, you can make this fun craft on the cheap.
- Welcome Sign with Gnome Shelf – Making something far more hefty and quite a bit more of a statement, this awesome welcome sign is equipped with a handy dandy shelf for your gnomes!
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