I don't remember how I got to the hospital. When I woke up it was dark. Quiet. Still. I stumbled out of my hospital bed and eventually found my bearings. No one was around. I was drenched in urine. The hallways were disturbingly silent. Light fixtures buzzed and flickered. Everything had a light coating of dust. The elevator didn't work. I looked out the window. It was overcast. Seemed like it had rained recently. No cars on the streets. I made my way through the hallways and stairwells to the ground floor. There was a stench, like warm roadkill. There were papers strune about the floors. Gernies were upended. There was a folding chair thrown through the main entrance glass door.  Where was everyone?

Was that blood on the ground? I recognized the street. I was a few miles from from home. I waited at the nearby bus stop for what felt like forever. Bus didn't come. I started to walk toward home. There were cars stopped in the middle of the street. Like time had frozen. I didn't see a soul. Not even a squirrel.   I approached my street and could see my house. I could tell the front door was open. The cat could get out. Must have been my daughter. I tell her to keep the front door closed all the time so the cat doesn't get out. I arrived to the front steps and started to make my way up. There was movement in the flowers. Rustling. Must be a bird, I thought. First one I saw all day.  But it was no bird.

Dozens of them. Lumbering around almost aimlessly. Some covered in tiny amounts of blood. Some missing tiny limbs.  There was one was taking a tiny bite out of another.

This Instructable will show you how to transform an ordinary ceramic garden gnome into a tiny mindless flesh-eating backyard horror.

Step 1: Materials and Supplies

For this project to be successful you'll need just a few basic supplies.
  • "Bondo" auto body filler
    • Bondo hardener (normally this is included in your Bondo purchase)
    • small mixing cup (like a cleaned-out yogurt container
    • Popsicle stick to mix the Bondo
  • Outdoor adhesive
  • Acrylic craft paint. There are a few specific colors that are needed:
    • Caucasian flesh tone (or your preference)
    • Black
    • Blood red... this is key. You need a good looking red for the blood. And blood's the only thing it should be used for; if you want your Gnombie to have a red hat, for example, use a different shade of red.
    • Various other colors for clothing and stuff
  • Acrylic crackle medium. It's found along with the craft paints
  • Craft paint brushes
  • Clear spray sealer.  Clear enamel spray paint will work great.
Oh yeah, you'll need some ceramic gnomes.  You can repaint your old gnomes or buy a fresh new set.  I recommend eBay for gnome purchases.  I got a set of 7 for about $50.  If you repaint an old gnome make sure you wash it and scrub it with soap and water and let it completely dry. Use a water-based white primer before painting it.
<p>Love these. Am definitely going to give them a try!</p>
<p>Where did you get the Gnomes? Brilliant idea!!</p>
<p>Nevermind I reread the post.</p>
Love this. If it wouldn't scare the shit out if my kid I would do it.
these are absolutely amazing!!Going to have an attempt on some old gnomes i have lying about - i hate gnomes but these are absolutely awesome!!!!
I really enjoyed this. Nice work. <em>&quot;Gnombies&quot;</em> ha!
So. Damn. Awesome.
Ha, what a brilliant idea! Great paint job too.
OMG! I love deer and all, but that deer gnome combination is hands down my fav!

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