Use this free gnome pattern to make a drop cloth gnome two ways: make and adorable flour sack towel gnome or the sweetest farmhouse gnome with a floppy hat. I’m also sharing a few Easter decor DIYs including two shelf sitter signs and drop cloth carrots.
For this project, you will need a drop cloth, faux fur (or yarn) for the beard, a bead or wood ball for the nose, weight, and stuffing. This is a quick, no sew gnome pattern to put together and comes with a written tutorial, printable tutorial, and even a full gnome video tutorial.
No Sew Canvas Gnome Made from Drop Cloth
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I’ve been working on Spring displays for a while because I don’t really decorate for St. Patrick’s Day with anything other than a garland and gnome. This year, I decided to hit the hardware store for a drop cloth and work up a few pieces.
In the video tutorial for this farmhouse gnome, I give you a glimpse of a few of the projects I’ve made so far and will share a post showing how I created them in case you want to use up the rest of that drop cloth. I share a LOT of Christmas gnomes, free gnome patterns, garden gnomes, and more, so do stick around if you like the creatures.
Save or Pin This DIY Gnome for Later
In case you are standing in line at the grocery or need to wait until the season arrives, save this to an easy DIY projects pin board or share it on Facebook. It will be very easy to find it later if you’ve shared or saved it.
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Tips for Making a Farmhouse Drop Cloth Gnome Without Sewing
- Use a detail tip glue gun. This precise machine will make this craft come together easily and I do recommend it.
- Be sure to let the glue set and cool. For many projects, I would give you this advice but for this project, it’s is critical. Drop cloth is a heavy canvas and will need a strong, solid join to stay together.
- The gnome nose can be anything you have on hand: a bead, a wood ball, a dowel cap, a nose made and baked with polymer clay, or even fabric stuffed with Poly Fill.
- You don’t have to make the adorable farmhouse patch and badge, but if you do want to, any faux leather will work, not just the one I show in the video. The trick is actually in the pen, not the leather.
- The pen I use is a white gel pen (these are the ones I use and highly recommend – they are the best ones I’ve ever found and please believe me when I say they are NOT all created equal).
- I crack a joke in the video gnome tutorial, but I use flower brads from the scrapbooking / paper crafts section of the craft store for my patch. They kind of look like stars to me and would love to know if you think I pulled it off or not. :)
- How to Make This a Gnome Sewing Project: this can also be a free sewing pattern for those who want to sew, but please note that you should use a jeans needle (100/16 or 100/18) when working with thick canvas such as this.
How Do I Make a Rustic Gnome from Drop Cloth
Below are the written and printable step by step instructions. Please note there is no printable pattern, as each piece only requires measurements. As with most of my gnomes, I have created a full length video tutorial for this farmhouse drop cloth gnome here. While you’re there, please subscribe – it’s a fun channel.
More Easter Drop Cloth Crafts
Shared in this Easter drop cloth crafts video tutorial, I created a few pieces to go along with this guy. Most are made with drop cloth and all are made with the same materials we use on this farmhouse gnome.
Drop Cloth Carrots DIY
These are such a cute dough bowl filler or tiered tray accent and are done in just a few minutes.
- Cut two triangles at 6 inches and 8 inches at their widest (the top) and their tallest points (the height).
- Fold right-sides together, hot glue along the long edge, press together, and let the glue set before turning right-sides out.
- Fold down the top 1/2 inch, add a running stitch with needle and thread, and stuff with Poly-Fill. Add glue and greenery, pull tight, and cut off strings after securing.
HOP Shelf Sitter Sign
This adorable HOP tiered tray sign is a great way to use up any small signs from Dollar Tree or the Target Dollar Spot. I love tucking these into displays, onto tiered trays, or even in book cases.
- Remove any paint or decoration from a small wood block. Add paint accents (you can see how I added dimension to mine using Waverly chalk paint in Elephant.
- Cut a portion of 2 inch wide burlap ribbon (fray the edges) and a smaller piece of the faux leather (both used on this gnome).
- Use a white gelly roll pen (or a cutting machine and permanent vinyl) to write out the word, “HOP” on the faux leather and let dry. Poke four holes on all corners, add brads, and then glue to the burlap ribbon.
- Create a small four loop bow, glue on the “HOP” patch and bow, and it’s done.
DIY Drop Cloth Carrot Sign and Shelf Sitter
This is my favorite project from all of the add-ons! I love how easy and simple a small pop of color can bring to the canvas carrots.
- Remove the image and backing from a Dollar Tree beaded square hanging sign. Remove the beads and set aside for a different project.
- Cover the image and backing with drop cloth and place back into the Dollar Tree frame.
- Cut two triangles of drop cloth (4″ and 5.5″). Roll and glue them together so they are conical (show two ways in the video).
- Paint the carrots with a light watercolor wash of burnt sienna paint (watered down) and let dry. Stuff with poly fill, fold down the top edge, and add greenery to the opening at top and secure with glue.
- Glue the carrots and greenery to the canvas and display.
More Easter Gnome Crafts You Might Like
- Elegant Bunny Gnome – This is my favorite bunny gnome (ever) and it’s so easy to put together with hot glue or a sewing machine.
- DIY Easter Sock Gnome with Carrot Hat – If you have some orange felt, you have a cute bunny gnome craft for a rainy afternoon (the kids LOVE this one).
- Easter Gnome Garland – This is a great way to add to your decor and use up those tiny fur scraps!
- Easter Ornaments and Bowl Filler – Suzy with Worthing Court Blog shares how she made these adorable stamped Easter ornaments. They’re so beautiful.
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