The idea for Easy Gnomes DIY started when my friend needed something creative to do while recuperating from surgery. She found some cute Gnomes and they made her smile, so she thought she could make some too.
I saw them and fell in love too, as a result, she taught me to make them. Traditionally they are seen among winter decorations, but not anymore. They can add a touch of whimsy to any decor or occasion.
Why not make some to greet your holiday guests? They will bring plenty of smiles. So the Easy Gnomes DIY was my next step to share these delightful creations.
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Learn How to Make Easy DIY Sock Gnomes
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Easy Gnomes DIY with friends:
We had a blast making easy Gnomes together as we laughed and smiled until it hurt. The supplies are inexpensive and easy to find, thus making gnomes is habit-forming. Hence, the 100 gnomes + my friend and I have created.
Patterns of Gnome pattern
Pompom (tip of the hat) Note: make with pompom maker and yarn and save
Ankle socks (body) Note: you can make 2 gnomes from each pair
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How to Make a Gnome:
Supplies needed for Easy Gnome DIY:
After your supplies are ready you can print out the hat and beard pattern.
To make the gnome’s body place 48 ounces of plain rice in a cup (we had to fill up this cup 1.5 times) and stretch the sock over the cup to fill.
Once the rice is all in the sock gently gather the opening together to secure with a rubber band.
After securing the top opening with a rubber band add a little hot glue to be double sure it stays closed.
Cut out the beard from the fur fabric using the PDF pattern available above. Then decide on the placement remembering that the nose will be added in the center front and the hat will cover the opening and down over the nose just a little.
After deciding on placement glue the beard in place.
Glue it to the sock form body.
Find the center front and glue the wood bead nose on.
After the nose is hot glued on using a fork to fluff the beard around the wooden ball nose.
The final step is making the gnome hat. Cut the hat out of felt using the PDF pattern available above. Once the hat is cut out there is a trick to “rolling” it to get the correct cone shape and size. Start rolling and shaping from the shorter side towards the longer side and glue or hand sew the hat closed.
Gluing on the hat and pompom.
Some other Gnome DIY ideas you might like:
Valentine Gnomes are perfect for decorating for Valentine’s. Learn how to make gnomes with socks and these adorable gnome vinyl decals.
Santa Christmas gnome is the perfect quick Christmas craft made with items from the dollar store and craft stores.
More Holiday Decor
Mr. & Mrs. Gnome pillow appliques are a breeze to make see how to make them and this cute gnome hats with handmade pom poms.
Also, you might like these handmade felt Nordic Christmas ornaments of gnomes, gingerbread-man, hearts, stars, hearts, and more. Grab your free pattern for these gnome tutorials and learn how. Easy sew gnomes Scandinavian Christmas gnomes and more.
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