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Gnome Easter Eggs

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.

gnome Easter eggs

Photography: Janelle Jones

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

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.)

materials

  • Craft paint (Pictured: Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint​ in Spring Pasture, Blue Sky, Snow Pea, and Couscous, $2.29 for 2 oz., michaels.com)

  • Paintbrush

  • Felt in multiple colors

  • Scissors

  • Chalk pencil

  • Fabric glue

  • Compass (optional)

  • Hot glue gun and sticks (optional)

steps

  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.)

    gnome Easter eggs
  2. Draw a line of symmetry and cut to the center of the felt circle.

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

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

    gnome Easter eggs
  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.)

    gnome Easter eggs

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