I printed the pattern from Wee Folk Art and got to work!
I realized about halfway into this that I should take pics for a tutorial. The room was pretty dark, so the pics aren't the best.
Here are a few of the pieces cut from wool blend felt (bought from Prairie Point Junction...I have lots leftover from the felt fairyland that I made for O's 4th bday).
I glued the felt to the wooden people using Aleene's No-Sew Glue 4 oz (I love this glue!).
I then glued the cape to the person. I held it in place for a few seconds. I thought that I would need to pin it, but it stayed in place with no problems.
I put a line of glue down the side of the hat and rolled it to the right shape. I used clips to hold it in place for about 10 minutes before attaching it to the gnome's head.
I drew hearts on the felt using a disappearing ink fabric pen and cut out the hearts. I glued one heart to each gnome, and then glued the hats to their heads. Done! It was nice to start and finish a project in one night...a rarity around here!
I like the look of the gnomes much better when the edge of the felt is blanket stitched. However, the kids won't notice or care, and I was in a hurry, so this worked for me!