Custom Gnomes Made for You, A Guide

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I have made this little guide to give you a preview of how easy it is to request a custom gnome from Gnomes For Your Homes.

Custom gnomes are an important part of my business.  I love making custom gnomes.  They are an opportunity to put together a piece of art that someone else will love.

Here is the opportunity to participate in the creation of your very own special gnome in my unique style. I treat every custom gnome as my very own and because of that, please make sure that I can easily contact you through a messaging system or email. I send photographs of every step to make sure you are happy with your gnome.

Here’s why I love custom gnomes:

  • Custom gnomes are creatively challenging and that’s why they bring out the best in my work.
  • Custom gnomes allow me to communicate directly with my customers.  I get to have little conversations and get to know them a little.
  • Custom gnomes are never run of the mill.  People usually have a theme or a person in mind.  That gnome needs to capture that person and are therefore unique and individualistic.  They cannot be copied.

What next? 

I pride myself on communication and customer service.  I require my customers to be constructively honest about how they feel about the gnomes I create for them.  I want you to love your gnome.

I send updates and pictures throughout the process for critique and feedback.

I will always let you know the estimated length of time it will take to complete your creation.

Don’t be shy.  Drop me a message to see what I can create for you.

How long does it take?

I work on each gnome individually.  Because of the extra time gathering materials, communicating, and perfecting the gnome to your personal specs, a custom gnome can take 2-3 weeks.  Another factor is the number of other gnomes being created at that time.  Christmas can be particularly busy and I suggest starting early if you need a Christmas gnome.

Guide
I have three different listings for Custom Gnomes.

  • Ornament– These gnome ornaments stand between 4-5 inches tall and around 3 inches at the base. They feature a string for hanging, and a small wood disk on the bottom so they can stand with your display.
  • 6 inch– These gnomes stand between 6-7 inches, 4-5 inches at the base. They include a wooden disk on the bottom for free standing.
  • 9 inch– These gnomes stand between 9-10 inches tall and around 6-7 inches at the base. They include a wooden disk on the bottom for free standing.

Information I need for your creation:

  • Hair Colour or Colours. Choose between white or ginger. Let me know any other colour combinations. (I usually stock ruby red; bright light blue; black; bright green; olive green; bright orange; hot pink.)
  • Colour theme and colour combinations. This is the area we will work on the most. The most helpful item I can get from you is a picture or a theme/colour palette (Pinterest is extremely helpful). However, a list of colours or themes also works.

The most common themes include:

  • Hat brim style. Many times the style of the hat is formed by the gnome itself. The gnome chooses in other words. However, there is room for coaxing a hat style.

Examples of hat brim styles:

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Traditional
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Witch Brim
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Leaf Brim
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Messy Wet Felted Brim


And that’s it.

Custom gnome listings can be found on my site.

You can also message me using Instagram, Facebook, email and my website.

Jessika

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