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How to Make a Sock Gnome! (with Closed Captions)

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  • Hey y'all, my name is Sarah and I want to show you guys how to make my little gnomes
  • I first learned how to make these last year
  • These guys were a really big hit
  • I was making them left and right and I had a lot of people ask me how and
  • So anyway, I just wanted to try to make a tutorial on how I make them
  • This is my first time ever doing a YouTube video or a video tutorial
  • so
  • Hopefully I don't miss anything or forget anything and hopefully I'd do a good job for you guys
  • Okay, so let's get started
  • First thing you're gonna need is a tube sock and you can use any tube stop. It's really up to you
  • You can get them from the dollar store
  • Mmm, almost every item that I have you can get from the dollar store. So
  • The first thing you're gonna do is you just want to cut straight across
  • And then you can save this piece
  • Sometimes I'll turn it in it inside out and sew a line across it
  • Turn it back right side out and use it again
  • It's totally up to you
  • alright, so now that we have our our
  • sock cut we're gonna fill it with
  • rice and
  • you can either actually use rice or
  • there's also
  • Polyfill or poly, Sorry poly pellets
  • I
  • Got these at jo-ann fabrics, but you can get them at Michael's you can get them at a lot of different
  • sewing shops
  • Craft shops. It's really up to you. Some people don't like to use
  • rice
  • and the poly pellets are they're fairly heavy, but... let me grab
  • this bag again, but this bag right here cost me $10. I
  • had a
  • Coupon so I got 40% off. So I guess it cost me six dollars and something
  • Just be aware that it is more expensive to use the poly pellets
  • But anyways, you just fill this up with rice. Another cool thing or another good idea if you're gonna use right and you're worried about the
  • Your
  • you're worried about the
  • Weevils that can be found in rice
  • what you can do is
  • freeze the rice for about a week in your freezer and it'll kill the eggs that
  • So the weevils can
  • hatch
  • anyway, so
  • That's one cup
  • and I pound it down
  • mash it and let me get another cup of rice.
  • I have this tray right here because the rice is messy
  • It's the messiest part of doing this
  • You just keep filling it.
  • You don't want to just put one cup probably unless you're wanting to make a really tiny one. The idea is
  • To fill it with about two or three cups. It depends on the socks that you use. Some socks
  • Will need a little bit more. You want it to be full and firm because this is what creates the body of the gnome
  • Right here
  • So just keep pushing it down
  • Now I definitely try to get to in
  • Actually, I know two will fit in this particular sock
  • Almost...
  • Okay
  • Okay, so now we have our sock full and I just kind of squeeze it a little bit mold(shape) the sock
  • Okay, y'all bear with me I'm gonna check my camera every once in a while make sure that I'm in the frame
  • Okay, then the next thing you want to do is you want to use these these
  • Little rubber bands I find them in the hair aisle, the hair pretty aisle at
  • Walmart, these you can actually also get at the Dollar Tree if you have a dollar tree or a dollar store
  • either one works fine
  • And it it doesn't really matter what color you put on the top, but I try to pick a light color for the nose
  • So I usually will get like a dark one for the top
  • Okay
  • Now you just tie it around
  • About three times. And then what I like to do is trim down this extra. I don't think I need to have that much
  • And then just kind of pull it
  • Okay, and then the next thing you want to do is figure out where you want your nose to be
  • Let me stretch this out and I think I want it right about there
  • and I've experimented with doing big noses, little noses I really
  • Kind of like the big nose a lot. I think it's more "Gnomie"
  • So I like to do the big nose
  • Okay, and then throughout the process I'll be mashing the nose a little bit to kind of make it look like it has nostrils
  • I think it makes it look more realistic
  • But you don't have to do that stuff. Okay. So the next thing we're going to do is we're going to use a piece of
  • embroidery floss, well where is the... oh,
  • There we go and
  • So you want a piece for?
  • The head and a piece for the nose and the reason behind this is just extra
  • security for if that
  • elastic
  • band
  • Breaks, and I usually wrap it around about three times as well. I
  • Just figure those elastic bands will only last so long
  • All right, and then I do the same thing for the nose, I think I only tie this one twice I
  • Kind of pull it a little tight too just to make sure
  • All right, let me try this again, sorry
  • And these little pieces hanging off they really don't matter nobody's gonna see them
  • They'll be hidden by the end of it
  • Okay. So the next thing that I like to do is I like to blush the nose
  • I think they look really cute with their noses pink. So I just have some really cheap
  • Blush
  • And I just get a little bit on here
  • And I just
  • Brush it on the nose and it may look
  • dark at first but by the time that you're done and you've got the little clothes on it the
  • sock
  • It looks fine. And it doesn't matter if you get it all over here. You're not gonna see any of that. So
  • Anyway, okay. The next thing we need is our
  • Sock
  • Our cover sock and I'm gonna pretty much remake this guy
  • So I'm gonna use this orange sock and I got this sock at
  • Walmart, but the sock that I'm using for the
  • Hat I got at the Dollar Tree
  • So it's completely up to you. This sock came from the Dollar Tree or wait...
  • I'm sorry. THIS sock came from the Dollar Tree
  • And this one came from Walmart
  • Okay, so now we need to again cut, let me make sure you can see this
  • We're gonna cut our sock
  • in a straight line. Or as straight as you can. Alright. And then you just slip him in
  • And then I always do this to make sure I don't have just a crazy amount of excess
  • so what I do is I
  • Take it and I will cut off
  • This extra up here
  • Now
  • That's perfect. Okay. So what I do now is I will glue this piece under the nose
  • And I am dominantly left-handed so everything has to get go across everything and get in the way
  • Just put a little bit there
  • Tuck it under like that
  • And then I do I
  • Pull the sides up like this
  • Right up around the nose basically and I'm gonna put hot glue around the top up here
  • to hold that in place
  • And then I just kind of hold it on to it for a second
  • Just to make sure that it's
  • There and then I'll do I'll glue it back here just because I like it to hold together real good
  • I like it to just I don't want to worry about it coming up off later
  • or separating
  • Okay, I
  • Think I need an economy size gun
  • Not a tiny one
  • Okay, so now he's done on the covering of him
  • This part it's done. Okay. So the next thing that we're going to do is
  • We're going to measure and cut the beard
  • And I want to show you guys that there are tons of options that you can do
  • with the beard I
  • personally prefer the fur or the faux(fake) fur
  • I just think it looks really cute that way. It looks
  • Really "Gnomie", I don't know.
  • But you can you can do it any way that you want you can do it is
  • Inexpensively or expensively as you want, but I'm going to show you some of the options that I have
  • So I have this white curly
  • Beardy stuff that I believe I got at Michael's or Hobby Lobby
  • Probably Hobby Lobby
  • And then that is where I also got the faux fur from. So they have white, they have this
  • Brownish color and then they have blonde. They have a ton of different colors, but these are the ones I got
  • so
  • my favorite colors so far to use are the white and the brown and
  • I'll just kind of show you I pre-cut
  • Some squares just to make this go a little faster
  • But what I do
  • is I take the fabric and I lay it on my little mat or if you have a ruler or anything you can measure and
  • I will measure out I
  • typically will measure out about four inches this one you can see I accidentally
  • That was a little bit over probably closer to five
  • But so I I measure about four inches tall and then I like to go about five inches
  • wide
  • And I'll show you why I like to do that here in just a minute, but you can experiment with the different
  • lengths and widths for yourself, but you'll see why I like that
  • That measurement for myself, so, okay. So the
  • Goal is to get it pretty much like this and it really this right here this curve
  • This cutout piece is really gonna depend on the size of your nose. So sometimes I'll make it
  • significantly smaller
  • But what I like to do is once I get the square cut I kind of will play with the gnome and see okay
  • I do I like the white beard?
  • Do I like
  • the brown beard better?
  • And then I think we're gonna go with the white beard
  • so
  • Once you measure and cut then I will typically try to make it I may use this other one
  • Hmm I'll go with this one, okay, so I like to
  • Try to keep it about the width of the nose
  • So I'll take like my marker and I'll mark kind of where the nose is like this
  • mark mark, and
  • then
  • But I had already I did it for this one. So anyway
  • So the next thing I do is I
  • Look at it one more time. And then I'm gonna put a drop of glue, right underneath
  • the nose
  • Okay
  • All right, and then I take this piece and I lay it on there and I just kind of mash it right there
  • And then once I have that
  • Part on
  • Then I will come up and I kind of pull to see
  • How I want it and I will I
  • Don't pull super hard
  • But I do pull on it a little because I want to create the roundness of the beard without having to cut
  • That I just think it looks really cool that way
  • All right, so now he has his beard and see how much
  • the color in his nose is kind of calmed down a little bit doesn't look quite as pink anymore
  • All right
  • The next thing I'm gonna do is get the cone for the head because you have to have
  • You have to have this if you want it to stick up
  • So these come from the Dollar Tree
  • I
  • Found them at Walmart. I found them at yard sales. I found these at yard sales the
  • difference though I want to show you guys is I really like the
  • styrofoam
  • The squishy one a lot better than the hard
  • Because it's harder to cut and I find that the socks tend to stick to them
  • Whenever you're trying to put them together, okay. So what we're trying to do is this and I know that that kind of looks
  • Soft floppy or funny but I like to cut it at an angle
  • Because I like it to kind of lean back
  • because that's what I think creates like the little the little Gnome point kind of thing
  • So that's what we're gonna do so I'm gonna get my knife and
  • This is a messy messy messy part
  • So now once I've cut down
  • the
  • Hat a little or the cone a little bit
  • Then I go in here and I'm gonna cut I'm gonna cut a square and then in the square
  • I'm gonna cut an X and it just helps you to be able to pop the pieces out
  • Really easily. So I'm gonna try it
  • you're not going for perfection
  • here you're just
  • You're just trying to create an open space to tuck in this
  • to hide this
  • Extra fabric
  • Like I said, this is really messy part, it's everywhere
  • And then you just want to
  • Pull out a little bit
  • You can take out more or less depending on how much of the fabric that you left in the top
  • Just to hide it, it helps hide it better. I don't have a lot that I need to take out. Let me get this out of the way
  • Really quick or try to at least somewhat
  • Now what we're gonna do is
  • We're gonna glue this on here and I kind of mash it
  • I just kind of play with it a little bit to see how I want it to look
  • And I like that right there
  • So now
  • You can you can either put it on here or you can put it on here
  • I tend to do a little bit of both because I think that the glue kind of melts the styrofoam a little bit
  • All right, so then once you have that then you just put this on here and I try to hold it in place for just
  • a minute
  • Okay, so now that's on the next thing we're gonna work on is
  • The hat. This is actually really simple. So I just take
  • the tube sock
  • And I just bunch it up. I
  • Am sorry, let me back up so I bunch it up. But I keep the the heel of the sock towards the back
  • So I just try to remember where that's at
  • and then I slip this on and you can stop right there if you want to I mean
  • You probably want to glue it down
  • but you can stop right there or you can you can play with pulling the
  • The sock up to kind of create a little hang
  • You can
  • fold the sock
  • Like this I
  • Think we're gonna do it
  • Like this for this time
  • Okay. So now that I got the hat on I'm gonna go ahead and glue it down because I don't want my kids to pull
  • the hat off and
  • I just feel like it it helps keep it secure so
  • I'll go up in here
  • And I'll just put a little
  • Dab of glue
  • And I just kind of lay it down and mash
  • And then I turn and I do the same thing right up underneath there
  • Close to where the cone meets
  • Okay, and then I do that again back here and I keep going a little further
  • I think I'm gonna put a little dab of glue back here -
  • Okay, then
  • There and then finally
  • The last part I like to do is the nose
  • So I lift it up
  • and I just put a
  • little dab of glue
  • Right there and lay this over
  • And there's your gnome. Now I
  • love that these you can have it just like this
  • Just this way
  • It's so cute
  • But you can add so many different things to it. You can really get creative with it
  • For example like with these , with this one
  • I added a pine cone and a feather and this little stuff so
  • at the Dollar Tree you can get you can get these at the dollar store
  • You can
  • if you want to do a Christmas theme you can wrap the the Hat all around in tassel and
  • I'm gonna do that
  • Then what I do is I will fold the Hat up
  • Like this and then I'll tuck it in and glue it and then I just kind of go around loosely
  • and then when I get to the top then you
  • Let me see if I can show you just really quick
  • So then when I get to the top I would just
  • Glue it
  • Just a little tiny bit
  • Like
  • glue it right there and you can add little beads or pom-poms
  • Buttons, I love adding buttons
  • At the end of this video if I can figure it out. I will add some pictures
  • Otherwise, I'll try to add some on Facebook for everybody to see the different variations that I've done
  • if you're interested, I think with this guy, I think we're just gonna add a little
  • Little pine cone/\. Oh with this guy. I added some flowers. I thought that was really cute
  • You can do little buttons
  • It's really up to you you can add like the leather that's our faux suede cord
  • you just are so
  • limitless with the different things that you can use to
  • Embellish your
  • little gnome which I think is really cool
  • Well, that's it
  • That's all I have. If you liked this video, please hit the like button and
  • I hope you enjoyed it and I will see you all later!

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This video is about How to Make My Sock Gnomes. This is my very first video tutorial so please forgive me. I will make a better one in the future but I wanted to share for everyone that has been interested and asking.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
1 white crew sock or ankle sock( I use adult women's)
These work great and leave less to cut once filled with rice:
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2 cute Knee high or calf high adult socks, ankle socks won't work for the hat. (I prefer mixing different colors or designs)
These work wonderfully and are a great price for 5 pairs!

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white rice or poly pellets
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poly pellets: https://amzn.to/2QCbTPK

Small plastic hair bands, I use the middle size of this set most: https://amzn.to/2S7CHnH

4"-6" cone These are perfect: https://amzn.to/2S4BTzT

faux fur or yarn (for the beard)

White: https://amzn.to/2BtDeJv

Brown: https://amzn.to/2UWWRD0

Black: https://amzn.to/2CmCK9Q

embroidery floss, any light or white color will do: https://amzn.to/2BsFgcV

embellishments(bells, flowers, findings, etc...):
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Hot glue gun and glue sticks: https://amzn.to/2GtOkUR

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