Thanks to my blogging friends, my toadstool and gnome/elf ornament collection has grown significantly over this past year.
The larger gnome/elf that you see in the right of the picture was something I picked up at the antique mall last May. He was made in Germany in 1936.
The felt elf was a gift from Elizabeth (Creative Breathing) last year. Isn't he handsome?
The vintage ornament in the center of the tree was a gift from Renee (My Vintage Mending).
I made the acorn cap toadstools a few years ago and featured them on my blog here.
Leslie (Brookhalloween Lane) sent me and the girls several of these beaded toadstools.
Viv (Viv's Whimsy) made me this very special elf last year.
Corey sent me several of these vintage wooden toadstools last December.
I was in the mood to make a new wreath over the weekend and decided to design mine based on a gnome/toadstool theme. Most of the supplies were from the Dollar Tree and my own crafting supplies.
Wreath form (Dollar tree)
Dried moss (Dollar Tree)
Pinecones (optional...we had some in the yard)
Hot glue gun
Wooden furniture knobs (Hobby Lobby)
Red/White paint and brush
Gnome ornament (World Market)
Heart shape from decorative card stock optional
I started by painting the wooden knobs. The stems are painted white and the tops are red. The dots on the toadstool caps are done by dipping the the end of the paint brush onto white paint and pressing onto the toadstool caps.
I then glued the moss onto the center of the wreath and then glued the gnome, toadstools and pinecones onto the wreath. Everything was covered a bit of white glue and dusted with white glitter.
Don't you just love Christmas magic?