These adorable gnome ornaments are so easy and fast to make you are going to enjoy creating them. Making Christmas ornaments is perfect for crafting with the kids. They will enjoy creating gnome ornaments for gifts, decor, a tree ornament, and just for fun.
How to Make Gnome Ornaments
We used items we had on hand to make these gnomes, thus they were almost free to make. Therefore, these gnomes are great for decorating for Christmas on a budget.
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- Tassel Maker
- Pattern (printout)
- Hot glue gun
- Silicone mat
- Silicone fingers
- Glue stick
- Mini pom-poms
- Wood bead
- Measuring tape
Making the Gnome Beard
Making a yarn beard with single strands of yarn seemed like a daunting task, therefore we decided to make thin tassels for the beard.
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To make the beard tassels begin by turning back the bottom two tabs on the tassel maker to make a 5.25″ tassel.
Starting at the bottom (5.25″ mark) gently hold the cut end and wrap the yarn 6 times around.
Next cut an 8″ piece of yarn to tie off the tassel. Slip the yarn ends into the long slot at the top of the tassel maker around the yarn loops and tie off.
Gnome Pattern and Fabric
After printing out your gnome pattern cut it out and then trace it on cardboard and cut out the cardboard.
Next, place your pattern on your felt and cut around leaving an extra 5/8″ all the way around.
Gnome Hat Assembly
To help hold the fabric on the cardboard I used a glue stick in the center of the gnome hat. Then I placed the cardboard in the center of the fabric triangle.
Fold the fabric to the wrong side and glue with hot glue leaving the corners unglued then press with your silicone finger protectors on.
Trim away the extra fabric in the corners and add a dot of glue to hold the corners together.
Gnome Hat Trims and Beard
Place small dots of hot glue along the area you would like to attach the hat trim and gently tap your trim in place with your silicon finger protectors on.
Add the second trim with the same method. Cut the trims longer than the width of the hat.
Glue the extra trim to the back side of the hat.
Cut a 6″ length of ribbon for your ornament hanger.
To form the ornament hanger fold the ribbon in half and glue in place.
To make the gnomes beard glue on the tassels spacing evenly.
You can use a wooden bead or another pom-pom for the nose. Glue on the nose carefully using hot glue.
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