Gnome Chia Pet

Designer: Kaitlyn Miller



  1. Wipe down bisque with a damp sponge to remove any dust or debris 
  2. Using a soft fan brush apply 3 coats of Poo Bear (SC-51) to the pants and hat leaving a few facets on the hat empty for the patches.
  3. Allow each coat to dry before applying the next coat 
  4. Apply 3 coats of Blue Yonder (SC-11) to the shirt also leaving a few facets empty for patches 
  5. Using a pointed round apply 3 coats of Cant-elope (SC-97) to the empty patches on the hat and 3 coats of The Blues (SC-31) to the empty patched on the shirt 
  6. Apply 3 coats of Pink-A-Boo (SC-01) to the nose and hands 
  7. Apply 3 coats of Tuxedo (SC-15) to the shoes 
  8. Using a mini liner, line patches and features with Tuxedo and add stitch marks to the patches 
  9. Wipe any glaze away from the bottom of the piece and the beard 
  10. Fire to Cone 06 
  11. Note: do not dip in clear glaze. Beard, bottom and inside must be unglazed to grow chia seeds on 


  1. Once fired, submerge your gnome in water and let soak for at least 30 minutes 
  2. While your plater is soaking, in a separate bowl or cup, mix 2 teaspoons of chia seeds with ¼ cup of water. Stir thoroughly and let stand for 10 minutes. The mixture should form into a gel-like paste. 
  3. Empty the water from your submerged gnome and place a small sponge inside the piece, be sure that the sponge sits inside the beard area- this will help your planter hold moisture 
  4. Place gnome on plate or drip tray 
  5. Using your finger, apply an even coat of seeds to the beard of the gnome 
  6. Let gnome and seeds dry untouched for 2 days 
  7. On day 3 water your gnome by flipping it upside down and filling the inside with water 
  8. You may need to water a few times at first to get the sponge fully hydrated 
  9. Cover the bottom of the gnome with your drip tray and flip it back over to hold the water in 
  10. Refresh water everyday 
  11. Chia seed should start to grow within 2-3 days 
  12. Enjoy your chia gnome for 2-4 weeks 
  13. Once chias start to die out you can remove seeds, wash off your gnome and re-plant in soil.



  • MB-1559 Gnome Facet-ini


  • SC-01 Pink-A-Boo
  • SC-11 Blue Yonder
  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • SC-31 The Blues
  • SC-51 Poo Bear
  • SC-97 Cant-elope

Decorating Accessories

  • CB-604 Soft Fan
  • CB-408 Pointed Round
  • CB-110 Mini Liner

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cup for mixing seeds
  • Plate for drip tray