I love this easy gnome treat jar topper. It’s a great scrap buster project and it’s so fast, you’re done in a blink. Who knew making a gnome candy jar would be so simple?!
Gnome Treat Jar Topper
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have wanted a gnome candy jar for, well, forever. They’re so cute and it’s like the gnome is guarding the goodies. But I wasn’t quite sure how to make it happen. So I cleared off my craft table, broke out some scrap fabrics and a few nose options and just focused on the candy jar. Then it hit me. I could make my treat jar gnome with a cone!
I love cone gnomes and can’t stop making adorable gnomes with them – they’re just the perfect form. So, I grabbed a 7-inch cone and got to work! This gnome treat jar topper is so perfect, It’s going to make a great holiday gnome! If you’re ready to make a gnome candy jar, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make this Gnome Candy Jar
- I found my candy jar at the Dollar Tree in my neighborhood. But you can find something similar at all the craft stores. But a treat jar doesn’t have to be the only way to make this treat jar gnome. You could use a pickle jar, a little jelly jar, anything!
- When you place the cone on the top of the jar lid, it should fit snugly. If it does not, don’t panic. You can add a strip of fabric to the inside of the cone and make the fit a bit better. Or, alternatively, you can cut off the bottom of the cone, making it smaller.
- To make this gnome pattern, I just used all of my scraps. No, really! It was such a small project you can just grab leftovers from prior projects that you can put to use!
How Do I Make this Gnome Treat Jar Topper?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a holiday crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our gnome treat jar video tutorial.
- 1 - 7-inch cone
- 1 - Button
- 1 - Candy Jar
- Small Amount of Faux Fur
- Small Amount of Fabric
- Small Amount of Sherpa Fabric
- 2 Sets Velcro Dots
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Exacto Knife or Razor Blade
- Chalk, optional
- Mechanical Pencil, optional
- Wrap the entirety of the cone in your primary fabric. Hot glue it in place, using the chalk to mark where you may need to cut to make the fabric fit.
- Trim the excess fabric from the edge of the cone, making sure to cut just to the edge.
- Cut your gnome's beard from the faux fur by turning the fur over and cutting only the fabric with the Exacto knife or razor blade. To determine how big to make my beard I simply laid the covered cone over the fur and made a rectangle shape that would leave fabric just at the edge of the cone and starting about 4 inches from the top of the cone--and about as wide as the entire front half of the cone. Hot glue the beard to the body.
- Using the mechanical pencil (with no lead), part the beard down the center and add a dot of hot glue at the top of the beard, right in the part.
- Place the button in the hot glue as the nose.
- Cut the sherpa fabric into a 1-inch wide rectangle, long enough to wrap around the cone, plus a little extra.
- Starting at the nose, hot glue the center of your sherpa fabric in place, then working in a soft slope all the way down to the edge of the cone, then bringing the two ends together to meet in the center back. Trim the excess sherpa fabric.
- Firmly attach one side of the velcro dots on either side of the jar lid, then lightly attach the coordinating half of the velcro to the attached piece. Place the gnome on top of the jar lid, affixing the velcro dots on the inside of the cone. Then fill the jar and enjoy!
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