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; thus, 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.
Learn How to Make Easy DIY Sock Gnomes
This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase from one of these links, I will make a small commission, but rest assured, you will not pay more for any products.
Please Join Our Craft Group HERE. It is a place to share and be inspired by other amazing crafters. I cannot wait to meet you🤗
Pin this post for later HERE.
How to Make a Gnome – Easy Gnomes DIY
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.
Supplies needed for Easy Gnome DIY:
- Patterns of Gnome pattern
- Rice (stuffing)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Felt (hat)
- Fur Fabric (beard)
- Pompom (tip of the hat) Note: watch THIS video to learn how to make a pom pom
- Wooden beads (nose)
- Ankle socks (body) Note: you can make 2 gnomes from each pair
See in the below photo some items I have gathered to make shopping for supplies quick and easy.
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 a 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, glue it 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:
These adorable Christmas Gnome Ornaments are the cutest, easiest Christmas ornament craft. They were made with scraps, so they are budget-friendly too.
Santa Christmas gnome is the perfect quick Christmas craft made with items from the dollar store and craft stores.
These Gnome DIY Christmas Ornaments are adorable and easy to make.
My daughter, Olivia, picked up some pinecones in our yard and decided to make some DIY Christmas Ornaments with them.
Valentine Gnomes are perfect for decorating for Valentine’s. Learn how to make gnomes with socks and these adorable gnome vinyl decals.
Mr. & Mrs. Gnome pillow appliques are a breeze to see how to make them, and these cute gnome hats with handmade pom poms.
You might also 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.
Please join me (HERE) as we craft up some fun. You can look forward to receiving new inspiration every week. As well as special online crafting events, seasonal and holiday crafting too.
Ps. Please feel free to share this post and all these free sewing patterns with your crafting friends.