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, tree ornaments, and just for fun.
Using seasonal fabric and trims, you can make Mr. Gnome for any season.
Here is a Pin for your Pinterest board to save this ornament idea for later.
How to Make a Christmas Gnome Ornament
How to Make Gnome Ornaments
We used items we had on hand to make these gnomes; thus, they were almost free to produce. 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 seemed daunting; therefore, we decided to make thin tassels (the tassel maker I use) for the beard.
Gnomes – DIY Christmas Ornaments how-to video:
To make the beard tassels begin by turning back the bottom two tabs on the tassel maker to make a 5.25″ tassel.
At the bottom (5.25″ mark), gently hold the cut end and wrap the yarn six times around.
Next, cut an 8″ piece of yarn to tie off the tassel. Slip the adventure ends into the long slot at the top of the tassel maker around the yarn loops and tie them off.
Gnome Pattern and Fabric
After printing out your gnome pattern, cut it out, trace it on cardboard, and cut it out.
Next, place your pattern on your felt and cut around, leaving an extra 5/8″ around the pattern.
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 (these are the ones I use) on.
Trim away the extra fabric in the corners and add a glue dot to hold the corners together.
Gnome Hat Trims and Beard
Place small dots of hot glue to attach the hat trim and gently tap your embellishments in place with your silicon finger protectors.
Then add the second trim using the same method. Again, cut the embellishments longer than the width of the hat.
Glue the extra decoration to the backside 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 it 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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Tuesday 8th of November 2022
These are adorable, Kippi! Such a great tutorial! Pinned!
Monday 8th of November 2021
Do you have instructions without all the FB add on top?
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Monday 25th of October 2021
Oh my goodness these are beyond adorable - I'm sending this page to my daughter in the hope she gets the hint and makes me some! #FridayFavourites
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Sunday 8th of November 2020
These will make great Christmas gifts for friends that can be posted [if you use a squishy nose]. Love the idea.