5 DIY Gnome Ornaments hanging on a tree.

Gnome Ornaments

Gnome Ornaments are a sweet little craft that is perfect for gifting. Keep reading and I will show you how to create one yourself.

These handmade ornaments are quick and easy! They can be made with small scraps of sweaters, fabric, and trims, but they transform into big smiles.

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

— Mother Theresa

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Many thanks to Ruth Johnson for sharing the popular gnome pieces she creates.

4 Gnome Ornaments hanging on a tree.

DIY Gnome Ornaments

I am sure you’ve noticed, there’s no end to Gnome Christmas decor this year, but you can DIY many gnome projects yourself.

Find lots of inspiration and tutorials for gnome projects in this post and click below for even more.

Gnome Gift Ideas

Gnome ornaments make a nice addition to a hostess gift. Trim a wrapped package or tie it around the neck of a wine bottle.

Make a set to give to each member of the family or use as a stocking stuffer.

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Gnome Ornament Pattern

Create your own ornament pattern or purchase the pattern and tutorial PDF in the shop here.


Here is what you’ll need. Affiliate link in blue.

Fabric, sweater fabric, or felt for hat
Craft fur for beard
Polyester Filling
Wooden balls 1/4, 3/8, or 1/2 in, HERE
Trims ribbon, etc.
Hot glue gun

How to Make a Gnome Ornaments

1 Cut out the 3 pieces, the hat triangle, the body, and the beard. When cutting the craft fur, slide your scissors to the base of the fur so you cut only the base and not the fur.

With right sides together, fold the hat in half lengthwise. Stitch down one side, and reinforce at both ends by backstitching. Gently turn right side out. Stuff just a tiny bit of polyester fill into the hat.

Next, with the right sides together, fold the body piece in half. Stitch a “U” shape, leaving the top edge open. Reinforce at both ends by backstitching. Gently turn right side out.

Stuff just a little bit of polyester fill into the body. Then, squeeze together the top of the body slightly with your fingers. With it gathered, stitch a straight line across the top with your sewing machine.

This will close it and also make it slightly narrower so it will fit into the hat. This stitch will be hidden inside of the hat.

2 Tuck the body into the bottom of the hat. Turn ornament over. In the back, run a line of glue under the back of the hat to hold the two pieces together.

3 Turn the ornament to the front. Run a line of glue on the top of the back edge of the beard. Tuck it under the hat. Position and hold the two pieces together until they cool slightly.

4 Position the nose where you want it and secure it with hot glue. Finish tacking down the front brim of the hat. Hold down until the glue cools. Add additional trims as desired. Enjoy your gnome ornament!

Okay, now it’s your turn to make one.😃

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope your week is merry and bright!


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