As I was pondering this week’s blog post~ absolutely no time in my quilt room this week, so nothing new and creative to share!~and was actually thinking I wouldn’t write a blog post this week, *POOF*, this great craft idea arrived via Pinterest, which sparked the idea for this week’s post!
I think you all know that I love/adore/have a sick( in my children’s opinion)obsession with gnomes. But it doesn’t stop there…..oh no, I am obsessed with all things Scandinavian. Just go check out my Pinterest board and you’ll see what I mean 🙂 . I love the simplicity of Scandinavian style, but also the colors they use in their decorating and crafts. One of my favorite blogs to follow is by this Scandinavian blogger…her photos are always so inspiring to me!
Anyway, this post on Pinterest jumped out at me and I just had to share the idea:
Aren’t these the sweetest little ornaments? And very simple ( and cheap!) to make too. You can go to the original blog post here for the instructions :).
Seeing these ornaments naturally ( or is it??) made my mind wander to gnomes….and Christmas trees….and that brought on the idea of a Scandinavian Christmas Tree. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a tree with a Scandinavian theme? You could fill it with these red and white ornaments, as well as gnomes, and voilà a Scandi tree!
Now just in case you are wondering what gnomes would go well, I have got you covered! In the past few years I have made a few gnome ornaments…some my own design, and some the design of friends and others:
First off, there is this sweet gnome with mushroom ( designed by yours truly):
You can find the tutorial and pattern by clicking here: https://farmhousequilts.blog/2017/08/28/merry-christmas-sew-along-august/
There is also this one: I called him and elf, but let’s be honest, he is a gnome ;). You can find his instructions by going here: https://farmhousequilts.blog/2018/10/08/merry-christmas-sew-along-october/
And then there is this cute gnome, designed by my friend Kristie of Teadoddles:
You can find the instructions for him by clicking here: https://www.teadoddles.com/4566-2/.
And finally, these are some cute little pompom gnomes that I found on the web.
When I found this pattern I have to admit I went a little nutty and made a LOT of them! They are just so cute!! You can find this tutorial by going here: https://tatertotsandjello.com/wee-little-gnome-pom-pom-ornaments/.
Of course if you are not into a Scandi-inspired tree, you could always use any of these as pretty little present toppers too!
Next week I’ll be back to share one last little look at how I’ve decorated our home for Christmas, using lots of quilts of course. In the meanwhile I wish you a wonderful week, hopefully filled with crafty goodness.
Until next time~happy creating!