Bring the fun of your spring garden indoors with gnome characters! These toys are crafted from all-natural wood and each one is fitted with a colorful felt hat. Personalize one pocket-sized friend or a whole family—they're sure to inspire years of pretend play.

Updated March 27, 2018
gnome Easter eggs
JANELLE JONES

These decorated eggs were featured in our Gnome Garden Easter Basket. To trace and cut a cone hat perfectly fitted to your gnome, first measure the egg's diameter and multiply that number by 2. (We used 2-1/2-by-1-3/4 inch eggs, so we measured a 2.6-inch circle to shape into hats.)

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

gnome Easter eggs
Step 1

Trace a circle onto felt using a chalk pencil; cut out. (Tip: Use a compass for a perfect circle. Otherwise, a wide-mouth jar or mug works for a template too.)

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Step 2

Draw a line of symmetry and cut to the center of the felt circle.

gnome easter eggs
Step 3

Shape the felt circle into a cone as shown; use craft glue to secure the overlapping flap.

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Step 4

Cover wooden egg in 1 to 2 coats of craft paint; let dry completely.

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Step 5

Fit egg with a felt hat, securing into place with hot glue if desired. (Note: You can also leave them loose-fitting for a quick wardrobe change to mix and match differently colored hats.)

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