Christmas Gnome Painted Rock Ornaments

Christmas Gnome Painted Rock Ornaments Tutorial

There are so many fun ways to decorate painted rocks for Christmas and the holidays, but how about turning your finished painted rocks into ornaments! See below for how to create a fun and easy Christmas gnome painted rock ornament.

Related: Christmas Painted Rocks, Gingerbread House Painted Rocks

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  1. With a pencil, draw the shape of your gnomes. Some can have smooth beards, some can have fluffy, etc. The hats should also be different shapes and sizes.
  2. Color in the beards with white. Each hat can be different! Color them with stripes, stars, snowflakes, polka-dots, etc.
  3. Next, color the nose of the gnome and any remaining details.
  4. Outline the details of the gnome in black. If you choose to spray your rocks with sealant, do so at this time.Christmas Gnome Painted Rock Ornaments Tutorial Christmas Gnome Painted Rock Ornaments Tutorial
  5. Plug in your glue gun and cut strips of ribbon while the glue gun heats up. Depending on how large or small your rocks are, it is best to go with 6-8 inches of ribbon. 
  6. On the top part of the back of the rock, dab some glue.
  7. Quickly lay your ribbon down on an angle. Make sure that the sparkly/decorated side of the ribbon is facing down.
  8. Make a loop with the ribbon big enough that you can hang the rock on a tree branch.
  9. Add a dollop of glue on top of where the current ribbon is glued down. Press the remaining ribbon down. If you have an excess ribbon, you can trim it off with the scissors.Christmas Gnome Painted Rock Ornaments Tutorial10. Once the glue is dried, your gnome rocks are finished!
  10. I’d love to see what your finished gnome ornament rocks look like. Come share with me a picture on Instagram or Facebook! I love showing examples of my tutorials being made!Christmas Gnome Painted Rock Ornaments Tutorial

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