I like to find ways to make my dollars stretch farther. That is especially true with my crafting budget. So today I am going to repurpose a punch needle pattern.
I am going to transform this gnome Christmas ornament punch needle pattern into a spring stuffed gnome! Instead of punching the coat and hat with red, I am going to use a pretty lavender embroidery floss, white for his beard, and I will add a flower to the hat instead of the stripes or checks.
Watch the Video:
Punching the Spring Gnome:
I had a small scrap of weavers cloth that I used for this project. After putting the pattern on top of my light box, I centered the weavers cloth over the pattern and traced the outline of the gnome, the beard, and nose.
Then I added a big flower on the gnome’s hat. I drew it off the edge of the hat just a little bit with one petal.
The gnome’s hat and coat was punched with 3 strands of DMC 554. The flower was a pretty yellow for the inside and a dark purple for the petals (I don’t have the color numbers.) I punched the beard with white floss and the nose the same color listed in the original pattern.
Finishing the Gnome:
I finished the gnome by adding a felted wool backing and lightly stuffing it to turn it into a mini pillow or bowl filler. I chose to hand sew it together but you can also use a sewing machine. Find out how to hand sew bowl fillers here.
I hope you are inspired to create something new from a pattern you already have!