Introducing Elias the Gnome

by jessicaturner on October 27, 2009

Here is our little gnome. He has a costume parade at school today. He will NOT wear the hat though. I got this shot by giving him the leaf and having him wave at the camera.

Tricky, tricky… :)

The costume took about an hour and a half to make. 45 minutes for the tunic and 45 minutes for the hat (mostly because I had to make two, since the first was too big).

Here are some simple instructions for how to make it:

  • Take a large piece of felt, folded in half. Cut the neck hole. Sew the sides, leaving holes for the arms.
  • Cut the arm holes in a bit to give it some shape
  • Cut felt for belt and buckle – use stitch witchery to iron it on.
  • Use poster board to create the hat. Tape string to either side, then adhere felt to hat (I used my creatopia, which worked great!)

Oh, and did you see that Walgreens is hosting a kids and pet costume contest right now? You can win more than 80 prizes, including $250 in photos!

If you have a second, would you vote for our gnome (just click on the link and search Jessica Turner)? Think of all the scrapbooking. :) It would be such a blessing to win any of the prizes. Be sure to enter your kids and/or pets too. I found out about it on Walgreens Facebook page (you should be a fan if you aren’t – they post cool stuff and deals all the time).

Also, be sure you enter the giveaways from this week, and check back tomorrow for another great one. I am so excited about all the amazing products I am blessed to be giving away!

Hip Mom Necklace
Growing Up Organized
Mutsy Booster Seat

Have a great Tuesday!
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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren Kelly October 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Oh my word, how cute is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Jus and Kat October 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm

That's gotta be the cutest gnome I've ever seen in my life!


Deborah October 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm

He is just the cutest little gnome I've ever seen!


Carrie October 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Jessica you did a great job constructing his costume. I think it is funny that he is a gnome (travelocity) and you are a sw mommy blogger, ahhh the irony :)


Lindsey Marie October 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

I can't get over how adorable this is!


gitz October 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Shut.The.Door. That just totally slayed me!!! :)


Shawna&Co. October 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! You did a terrific job!


Mum of 4 October 27, 2009 at 5:02 pm

That is an adorable costume, great job. I went over and gave the photo five stars!!!!


Paula October 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Just wait till he won't even look at the camera for you.
I tried to vote…but it didn't work.


Andrea @ Mommy October 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Jess, that is too cute!!!! I am impressed with your sewing/crafting skillz too!!


Leslie October 27, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Brilliant idea! He makes the perfect, adorable little gnome. So cute.


"Intentionally Katie" October 27, 2009 at 8:34 pm

This. Is. Hilarious.


Sarah October 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Without a doubt the cutest gnome I ever did see. :) He's even got the giddy smile and rosy cheeks. Who cares if you bribed him with a leaf and a wave — it worked! :)


Angie S October 27, 2009 at 9:18 pm

He looks so adorable!!!!


Tiffany October 27, 2009 at 10:01 pm

That is one of the cutest cleverest costumes ever! You did fantastic!


Sweet Italy October 27, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Very very nice!


Carrie October 28, 2009 at 12:04 am

Your poor son will hate you one day. That is the ugliest costume I have ever seen.


Debbie October 28, 2009 at 1:55 am

OMG!!!!!That is a hoot Jessica…it is Great….xoxox Mom


Jennifer October 28, 2009 at 2:33 am

What a cutie!!! You should totally enter that photo into the Mott's Facebook contest! He would be sure to win!!
Going to vote now!
Have a happy halloween!


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