by dailylaundry 28 Nov 2022

Our family had our annual Thanksgiving stay in Frankenmuth, Michigan. We were there together for 4 days. It was a wonderful time! Each year we do a craft for our table center piece. This year I taught them how to make a gnome. As usual I had all the necessary craft items ready for them. And, yes, each of the men participate too - they have every year. Everyone did a great job and each gnome looked different from the others! Thanks for looking! Hugs and flowers for all! Laura

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by toogie 30 Nov 2022

These are so cute!!!

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 01 Dec 2022

Thanks bunches, Toogie! Hugs!

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by cfidl 30 Nov 2022

Wow! Sounds like a great time, and you did so well preparing for it. I have a friend who made several for sale, Christie got one for me while she was here a couple years ago. These will be a mainstay in the creative community.. . Yours look fabulous.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 30 Nov 2022

Didn't they all do a great job!! Thanks bunches!!!

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by sharonleekesner 30 Nov 2022

This is such a wonderful family project. I love it. I would love to know if there are instructions somewhere for these gnomes.Such fun.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 30 Nov 2022

I used more than one gnome idea for this project. But the hat pattern I found at:

https://shop.rufflesandrainboots....

We used a cone and holiday socks for the body (cutting the sock straight across just below the heel). I purchased noses and beard material off the internet. We used glue for the beard and nose.
Hope that helps!! Hugs!

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by sdrise 30 Nov 2022

How adorable and what a great tradition for all each year. Thanks for sharing.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 30 Nov 2022

Thank you!!!! We have such a fun time! Hugs to you!!

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by sebsews 29 Nov 2022

Your tradition gets better every year!

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Nov 2022

Thanks, Suzanna!! Already thinking of next year!! Hugs!!

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by 02kar Moderator 29 Nov 2022

What fun! You have an incredible, loving and creative family. I'm glad you added the photos of the previous years of creativity. I have no doubt you be come up with yet another incredible project for Thanksgiving 2023.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Nov 2022

Thank you bunches, Karen!! I didn't post all of our centerpieces - didn't want to bore everyone... lol. At least I have a year to think about the next project! Hope you are feeling better! Hugs!!

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by rescuer Moderator 28 Nov 2022

Wow! They're so well done!
I love the others as well. It is a great memory making tradition.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Nov 2022

Thank you! Everyone had to use a pattern to cut out the hats and then sew them. I showed them a couple of different stitches - all in all, each one looks great, each very different!! Thanks again!!

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by kustomkuddle 28 Nov 2022

These are so cute. What a great way to get everyone involved. Do they each get to take their creation home?

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 28 Nov 2022

They are going to take them home at Christmas. Before that we will be all together for our son's wedding, a week before Christmas. What a group we all are! Thank you and hugs!!

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by dailylaundry 28 Nov 2022

The following are some of our other Thanksgiving Centerpiece crafts from previous years.......

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by graceandham 28 Nov 2022

Laura, These are so cute, as usual. For the newer Cuties, would you consider looking up your previous centerpiece posts and offering links to them, so they can see what a fun family you have?

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 28 Nov 2022

I'd be happy too. Thank you and hugs!!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 28 Nov 2022

I can just imagine how much fun that was. A wonderful tradition. Thanks for sharing

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 28 Nov 2022

It really was a lot of fun. Each year, the guys especially surprise me how "crafty" they are. The problem now, is I have to come up with a craft project for next year that will meet or beat this one! Wish me luck, I'll need it! Hugs!!

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by Midnight1 28 Nov 2022

What wonderful memories your family is making . The gnomes are very cute.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 28 Nov 2022

Thanks a bunch - we laughed a lot while making these!! Hugs!!

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by asterixsew Moderator 28 Nov 2022

Laura your family Thanksgiving always sounds fun. Love these jolly gnomes

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 28 Nov 2022

Thank you, Caroline. I preplan as much as I can. Now that our children are grown, each takes on a meal for the group so we don't spend a lot of money going out to eat. Thanks goodness they each get along with each other and their spouses (one a fiancee). Hugs to you!!

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