I have a thing for Gnomes, I think they’re really cool and I wish I had an actual garden so I could have a whole bunch of them just hanging out amongst the tomatoes and carrots. But, I don’t have a garden, I only have potted plants so I got to thinking “That shouldn’t stop me from having my own Gnome-army” so began the inspiration for today’s project.
It was quite simple to make actually, just using polymer clay I formed the basic shape for the gnome, curling the top of his hat around a terra cotta pot and then baking it in the oven for about 25 minutes until it was hard. After some touch-ups and giving him a wee sign to hold (great for labelling your indoor herb garden) he was all done!
There may be a possibility for a side project with gnomes like this, I was thinking perhaps starting a new “geurilla gnome project” where I randomly place these tiny gnomes in people’s potted plants for them to discover later!
Materials: polymer clay
Time: 45 minutes (including baking time)