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Reusing glass yogurt jars is a great way not to allow them to go into the landfill. Sure, you can recycle them, but what's the fun of that? This DIY upcycling project shows you how to make a sock gnome glass jar storage bin for the holidays. Follow along and check out the easy steps.
- What inspired me to do this sock gnome storage bin?
- What supplies did I use to make this sock gnome glass jar storage bin?
- How much did it cost to make this sock gnome glass jar storage bin?
- How long did it take to make this sock gnome glass jar bin?
- How did I make this sock gnome glass jar bin?
- How do you use this sock gnome glass jar storage bin?
- The Big Reveal
What inspired me to do this sock gnome storage bin?
I made a different one last year, and it was a huge hit, so I figured I would design another one. Here is the one from last year. HOW TO UPCYCLE A GLASS YOGURT JAR INTO A GNOME STORAGE: I didn't use a foam cone on this one.
What supplies did I use to make this sock gnome glass jar storage bin?
- Styrofoam cone that fits on top of the yogurt jar
- Glass yogurt jar
- A fuzzy sock with snowflakes on it cut to make a point.
- Matching thread to sew the hole in the sock.
- Gnome beard for crafts
- Glitter foam ball for the top of the hat
- Thick Glitter sheet with self-stick back from the Scrapbook area
- Gnome nose
- Hot glue gun
I tried to get the closest item to what I used on Amazon (affiliate). Sorry if it isn't exact.
How much did it cost to make this sock gnome glass jar storage bin?
It didn't cost too much. Maybe about $5.00 per gnome. Everything was leftover from other craft projects. I had the sock from a prior year's craft project, making gnomes with my kids for the Christmas Eve crafts tradition.
How long did it take to make this sock gnome glass jar bin?
It took me about 1 hour or less to make this one gnome.
How did I make this sock gnome glass jar bin?
First, to make the sock, you will need a fuzzy sock that has an inner fuzzy lining. Turn the sock inside out, then cut off the foot part of the sock, and then sew the bottom of the ankle closed and turn it right side out.
Then, turn it right side out. It should look like this.
Then, place it over the foam cone on top of the yogurt jar. Pull the sock so the edge of the sock is about ¾ of an inch lower than the cone. Flip up the sock and hot glue a bead around the cone about 1 inch above the cone edge. Then flip the sock back down and make sure there is a ¾ inch of sock hanging over the cone's end. This is important because it will help the hat stay more securely on the top of the yogurt jar, and it will be removable.
Now, take the cleaned yogurt jar and measure the self-stick backed Thick Glitter sheet so that the sheet will cover the sides of the yogurt jar. With the leftover pieces, fill in the gaps to completely cover the sides of the jar.
Here is what the jar looks like when it is done and when I patched the extra pieces to fill in the gaps.
Next, add the beard to the top edge of the jar with hot glue and press firmly.
Now, place the hat on the glass jar, and with the excess sock fabric, cover the beard and jar. Then, with hot glue, glue the gnome nose just below the edge of the hat. Do Not Glue the Nose and the Hat to the Jar, or the hat will not be removable.
Finally, you can hot glue the ball to the top of the sock for a finished look.
How do you use this sock gnome glass jar storage bin?
You can use this storage bin in a variety of ways. Below are just some of what I was thinking it would be perfect for.
- Party gift favors for family and friends
- Storage for cash gifts.
- Store candy in it and give it to kids as a gift.
- Use it for paper clips in your office.
You can practically use it for holding anything small in your home or office. It will give you a little storage, and it is so cute to display around Christmas.
The Big Reveal
What do you think of my small storage container? I think it is adorable.
I hope this DIY project brings you and your family joy this holiday season. Please share it with anyone who would love to stay organized and enjoy cute storage things. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.