Christmas gnomes are so whimsical and fun they make everyone smile. They are perfect for Christmas decor and every day too.
The easiest way to make gnomes is using the gnome pattern printouts and this simple no-sew sock gnome tutorial.
DIY Christmas Gnome
Making Christmas crafts is one of my fondest memories from my childhood, so I wanted to make some quick Christmas crafts that were economical for my kids. Everyone wanted to make a Santa Christmas Gnome, so I made a little hat pattern, and we got to work.
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How to Make a Sock Gnome
Supplies needed for a DIY Santa Gnome:
- Rice (stuffing)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Felt (hat)
- Fur Fabric (beard)
- Pompom maker (Watch this video about using this one)
- Ankle socks (body) Note: you can make two gnomes from each pair
- Beard Pattern
- Glue Gun
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After your supplies are ready, you can print out the hat and beard pattern.
Step 1: Fill Sock With Rice to Form the Body of the Gnome
To begin with, fill a 30 once cup with rice. Then, stretch a sock over the cup’s opening and turn the cup over to fill the low-cut sock with rice. Fill the cup again about halfway this time and repeat the process of filling the stocking.
Use a rubber band to secure the top sock to prevent leakage and create the shape of the body of the Gnome. Next, cut down the excess fabric from the sock to about 1.5 inches. Finally, using a hot glue gun, glue down the remaining fabric to the top of the body (sock).
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How to Make a Christmas Gnome Video:
Step 2: Attaching the Beard and Wooden Nose
Using a faux fur fabric of your choice, cut out the beard by following the above pattern.
Next, test fit the beard on the sock gnome body to see where to lay a bead of glue. Finally, lay down a bead of glue where the top edge of the beard will sit on the sock body. Then find the center front of the Gnome and glue it on the wooden nose.
Step 3: Creating the Christmas Gnome Hat
Next, we will create the hat. To start, cut out the pattern included above and then pin together the pieces as shown. I opted to cut out one piece and use that as my pattern to cut out the second piece then, with the faces of the fabric facing each other, glue the piece together along the edges making sure to leave the bottom of the hat open creating a cone-shaped hat.
Next, turn the hat right side out, then begin to stuff the hat with fiberfill to help it stand up once placed on the Gnome’s body. Finally, fold under the edge of the open end of the hat to create a clean edge around the gnome hat.
With the edge of the hat folded under, proceed to glue the hat to the gnome body using hot glue. It is always good to test fit the hat before deciding where to lay down a bead of glue to secure the hat on the Gnome.
Step 4: Making the Pom Pom
A pompom is great for adorning the cone hat of any gnome, and this one is no exception. To learn a super-easy way to create a pompom, check out this post we did here. After making the pompom, attach the pompom to the tip of the hat with a dollop of hot glue.
Step 5: Decorate!
These gnomes are perfect for decorating this holiday season.
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More Gnome Ideas
These super easy Gnome Christmas Ornaments were made with a cardboard box.
Easy Gnome DIY is the original Gnome with patterns and step-by-step instructions.
Gnome pillows with patterns and step-by-step tutorials. Why not decorate all year with gnomes?
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