Fearless Friday, Painting Gnomes



Earlier this week we created easy gnomes with bottles, felt and yarn, so today let’s take it one step further and paint some!





Use craft paint that is specifically for glass, you can see a great tutorial here for a full explanation of glass painting and curing





The gnomes are just a few simple shapes, start with a red swoosh stroke, using a medium round brush {#6-8}





Next, add a little more paint to establish more of a hat shape





Next make a green hat shape, leaving a space in the middle for the 3rd gnome which will be painted last





The beard is made with quick white strokes, right beneath the hat, going in various directions

Be careful not to over work it, less is more here





Next a gray beard in the center, slightly overlapping the white beards.  For the gray I didn’t mix the gray completely, rather I loaded my brush with white, gray and black so the strokes would have more depth





Then the center gnome got a dark gray hat





Let them dry before adding noses and pom poms





A few dots, stripes, and you’re done!





On the glasses I painted just 3 gnomes, but on the vase I painted them on all sides





Paint the gnomes in any colors you like, they would look cute in any combo, even tones of just white!





Vases aren’t just for flowers…




They make great candy cane holders too!





Add some holiday gnomes to your decor this year!




Have some Fearless Holiday Fun!!

bottle gnomes tutorial here

vase/inexpensive small square vase from craft store




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

15 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Painting Gnomes”
  1. These are totally the cutest things ever!

  2. Kari says:

    oh my gosh Jenna! I love these glasses! You make me want to grab paint and brushes and go to town…so to speak!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your are so talented! These are absolutely adorable, and they would make perfect hostess gifts. Happy Friday, and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    Such adorable gnomes Jenna! What fun to create these cute little guys, so festive and happy. I’m sure your friends and family are oohing and ahhhing over these decorations. Happy weekend……

  5. These are too cute, Jenna! I agree with Shannon, what hostess wouldn’t love to receive these? Happy weekend❤️

  6. Jodi says:


  7. Cute idea…..great for a gift!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    Adorable!! Love how you displayed the candy canes in the vase too! 💚❤️💚

  9. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, my word, these darling gnomes actually made me giggle out loud! They are so CUTE,
    and their personalities shine thru! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  10. Jacqueline says:

    You always amaze me with your talent. These goblets are just the cutest ever! I know my littles would fall in love with these and want to take them home.

  11. lulu says:

    I can just imagine a whole lot of gals getting out their paintbrushes after being inspired by you.

  12. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I love how cute the gnomes glasses came out to match to gnomes you made! Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. I hope you have a good weekend.

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