Gnomes have been on a roll for the past few years, but their popularity has skyrocketed in the past year. I’ve seen gnomes on everything from socks to duct tape, and that’s definitely a factor. I played with them and thought it was a good example. I’ve always wanted to make my own gnome, but I was shocked when I logged into my Pinterest account and saw how many gnome-making tutorials I had saved on my Christmas board. There are so many great concepts out there, I thought I would share some of my favorite Christmas gnome-making tutorials with you. I hope this makes you want to make one too!
What to watch out for when making your own Christmas gnomes
- If sewing isn’t your thing (and I don’t think it is), pick up one of these simple Gnome patterns for beginners. I’ve been making them for years, and they are so versatile!
- Take your time. You won’t become an expert right away, and many tutorials require two or three tries.
- Felt is a very soft fabric. If you make a mistake, you can cut it off so no one will notice.
- Each donut is unique. You don’t have to feel limited with these DIY Christmas Gnome tutorials. They offer their own variations and new vacation Gnome concepts.
High-Quality Furry Issues.
If I can give you my best advice for making Gnome, it’s to choose high-quality fur. Believe me, the problem does exist.
Fur used in crafts is beautiful, but high-quality fur can make a gnome look amazing. My favorite is Mongolian long-haired fur, which looks and feels irresistible. Another favorite is embossed fur, which can be found at most needlework stores.
Each one has a different look, but they are all very cute. These ornaments will look great on your Christmas tree or on a gift.
- The Sarah of Ruffles and Rain Boots gnome ornament comes with a wooden coin base. I really like the beard shading.
- Leah from Craft Your Life shows us how to properly make this adorable pom-pom garden gnome.
- Jessica from Back to Almond Road takes us to step by step through how to make this charming Scandinavian gnome.
- Tawny from Tawny Everett made this ornament using completely different-sized wooden beads. I really like the hat element. Margie from Ashbee Design made this beard in yarn. I love the feel of it!
- There are many ways to make a gnome. By simply changing the size and shape of the beard or hat fabric, you can drastically change the gnome’s appearance.
- Love Our Real Lives, made a gnome out of socks and rice. Some of them have little hands, which I really like.
- Agnes from Just That Perfect Piece showed us how to properly make a gnome with white horns! Very creative.
- Michelle from Crafty Morning used a green wooden mop to make a Gnome beard. Awesome!
- The little ball at the end of Adrienne’s Gnome on Crafty Little Gnome gives the Gnome a special personality.
- Sandy from Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts created these little guys using her felting technique. I really like her materials and they are very easy to work with.
- Made In a Day made these festive gnomes from foam cones. Look at those little eyes, so cute. Christmas craft ideas include mini embroidery hoops for Christmas decorations and a rustic Christmas card holder.
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- Pillows can bring a touch of Christmas to a room.
- Melissa from Polkadot Chairs provided a free sample of her Christmas Gnome pillow. I really like the pink and white test material she used.
- Kippi at Home showed us how to properly make a Nordic Gnome applique pillow. I love that she has female gnomes and also that each hat has a pom-pom.
Pineapple Wine Bottle.
This bottle of wine would be a great gift for the host family.
- Steph from A Little Moore has a tutorial for making a gnome for a wine bottle and a printable label to boot. Patti from Hearth & Vine uses curly doll hair for these kids’ beards, giving them a unique look.
- Live Laugh Kelly from Rowe used felt to create these adorable wine hats.
Other Gnome projects.
- Sarah from Ruffles and Rainboots made this amazing Gnome Christmas wreath. Be sure to check out her blog! Her gnomes are amazing. 19.
- Amanda from 19. A Few DIY Shortcuts did her best to show us how to properly make a green Christmas gnome. What a hilarious solution to a development problem.
- 20. Heather from Sprinkle Bakes showed us how to properly make a delicious Mint Gnome Christmas Cake.