Mardi Gras Gnome

Even though MOST Mardi Gras balls and parades have been canceled this year, I still wanted to paint a few Mardi Gras arts and crafts projects. So the first one I have finished is my cute little gnome. This is an art kit you can buy from my website if you wish.

Hobby Lobby does not have any Mardi Gras decorations or supplies this year. So if you need some kind of Mardi Gras project, this could be the one.

I traced it first onto an 8×10 canvas board. I drew this out and I knew where I wanted all my colors. It looked good in my mind but you never know if it will look good in reality. I do think it turned out cute. Especially cute for an art kit to help children learn to be creative.

I have stepped out some of the steps below. You can add or subtract any colors you wish.

I decided light green for the background.
Separating the colors of the hat.
Painting in the whiskers, beads and adding shading.
I choose to add the black outlines. This step is optional. I used a sharpie marker. I turned the boots into jester boots.

It still needed a few things. So I had a cookie stencil with Mardi Gras on it and since it fit perfectly on the gnome, I went ahead and stenciled it on. I also added dots to the background.

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Gnome for the Holidays

Gnomes are cute with their button noses. Here’s a trio that we will sell individually or as a bundle. This was not my idea. I saw these on Pinterest and made our version of them. I want to do more in different colors. We are just not sure how popular gnomes are here in Acadiana. Testing the market first. LOL.

Keep reading for how we made these.

We had to make a pattern first of all. I drew out three different sizes that would fit on a cedar fence slat. I think my goal was to have the largest one be around 3 feet tall with his hat and all. I was just winging it.

Mom then took over and cut them out using her power tools.

Below is a picture of Mom sanding them after she had painted them white, front and back.

Just another picture. Sometimes I forget to take pictures of some of the steps. She works on projects so fast that some steps sneak by me.

Here is our first attempt at a beard. LOL….it was all going downward. We kinda forgot about the mustache part going outward. We fixed it.

We may sell them as a set or however our customer(s) would like.

Below are some closeup pictures.

Hope you enjoyed our GNOME story. Thanks for reading my blog.

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