I can’t get over how fun making this mini-gnome from silicone turned out to be. It’s got to be the fastest way to make a gnome EVER!
Mini-Gnome from Silicone
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are nothing short of gnome-obsessed. It’s hard to do the other projects and crafts sometimes, to be honest, because I really just want to make gnomes. But sometimes the gnomes are more complex–not this one. This epic mini-gnome can literally be made from 2 ingredients, then just painted. You’re going to love it!
And you don’t have to be some expert sculptor to get your little silicone gnome “perfect” because this particular medium is ridiculously forgiving. If you’re ready to make a fun mini-gnome from silicone, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Silicone Gnome
- You definitely have to start with some silicone like this. Nothing fancy–and not a ton. So, if you have a tube out in the garage, grab it. Use that. The color doesn’t matter. But I’ll be honest, I used clear silicone and white would be fine, too, but the idea of painting over black silicone makes me worry that the color might not work out. So, although I have no idea if that would really be a problem, I would recommend staying away from the black or dark-colored silicone.
- Wear a glove in the initial couple of minutes kneading your silicone and corn starch together. Because that silicone–it sticks. No…LIKE GLUE. So, grab a kitchen glove you can toss when you’re done for that first few minutes of kneading.
- If you’re having trouble getting your paint to stick, try sanding your little gnome creation. Be gentle, be careful, you don’t want to break your gnome. But roughing up the surface just a little will help the paint to stick.
How Do I Make this Mini-Gnome from Silicone?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is the written tutorial and the full video tutorial is on the Ruffles and Rain Boots YouTube Channel here.
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- Crochet Mini-Gnome – I love learning new things and doing this easy crochet mini-gnome was such a great way to both craft and learn a new skill.
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