Since my boys were born just about, every year I've asked them if they wanted to be a gnome for trick or treat time and every year I got shot down...until this year. I asked Aaron what he wanted to be and he said "I don't know, you pick"...yesssss! I got to work!
The best part is that if you really want to...you could get away with only making the beard...but I bet with some looking you could find one of those if you wanted. I just knew that I wanted to spend as little as possible.
The shirt and pants, I found at Target and can be used like normal clothes after trick or treating.
The flower is a clip on and the belt is just some vinyl and velcro. You could totally find a belt to use without making it.
I made the beard with some fur fabric and felt but you could use just felt to make it easy.
For the boots I just spray painted some old rain boots black.
The hat is just some felt and the stiffest iron on interfacing I could find.
Simple, easy and most of all inexpensive. Most everything can be re-used. Clothes can be worn and the extra items will be added to our dress up bins.
And there you have the cutest gnome on the block! :)