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Gnome Cookie Container with Recipe Display

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Gnome Cookie Container with Recipe Display
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Gnome Cookie Container with Recipe Display

designed by Shari Welch

Display your favorite cookie and recipe with a cute Woodland inspired display created using Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Almond (DA540)
  • Cactus (DA564)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Red Barn (DA507)

Glamour Dust™ Sprinkle-On Glitter

  • Crystal (DAS37)

Snow Products

  • Glistening Snow-Tex® (DS46)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • burlap ribbon
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • #0 liner brush
  • bottle or round container
  • palette knife
  • embellishments of choice (gnome, tree, mushrooms, bark)
  • twine
  • wooden beads
  • small snowflake embellishments
  • pipe cleaners
  • basswood round
  • wood stick


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean the container with a damp paper towel. Paint the outside of the can with Cocoa Bean using a 1" flat brush.
  2. Attach the 4" burlap ribbon to the can using a hot glue gun. Next, attach the sticks to cover the burlap.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Adhere two pipe cleaners onto the top and bottom edge of the can. Attach a wood round onto the top of the lid with hot glue. Glue a pipe cleaner around the edge of the lid.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a 1/4" flat brush, paint (4) small wooden beads in Cactus. Paint another (4) small beads in Red Barn. Once dried, thread onto twine into pattern: Cactus, unpainted, Red Barn, space. Wrap around the can, tie, and cut off excess.
  5. Brush Decou-Page on the snowflakes. Sprinkle Glamour Dust glitter on each. Tap snowflakes to take off excess. Hot glue snowflakes onto twine.
  6. Hot glue a gnome onto a piece of bark. This will be a sled.
  7. Using a palette knife to spread the Snow-Tex on the top of the wood round lid forming peaks. Press pieces down into wet Snow-Tex or let dry then use hot glue on the bottom of the sled, mushrooms, and tree to adhere on the snow.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint the center of the wood disc in Almond using 1/4" flat brush. Use (3) wooden sticks to form an "A" shape. Two 4" pieces for the sides and (1) 3-1/4" pieces for the cross bar. Adhere together at the top and at the cross bar making sure to leave some excess stick on both sides. Adhere the other 3-1/4" pick on the back. When dry, paint the hot glue with Cocoa paint to help blend in.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Using a pencil, hand write a recipe onto the wood. When satisfied, use a liner brush to go over the font in Red Barn and Cactus.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Attach an embellishment of choice (mini cookie plate shown) onto the recipe easel using hot glue.
    Step 9 Example


To help the twine slide easier through the beads, use an extra small drop of fast drying glue to the ends and twist to a point. Let dry before attempting to thread the beads.