Make these cute and easy DIY gnome ornaments for your Christmas tree! They are a sweet little craft that is perfect for gifting.
December will be here before we know it. Keep reading, and I will show you how to create one yourself.
Why You Will Love This Craft
These handmade gnome Christmas ornaments are so quick to create.
They are inexpensive and can be made with new or recycled tiny scraps of sweaters, fabric, wooden beads, and trims.
Lastly, they produce big smiles from all who see them!
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.— Mother Theresa
Many thanks to Ruth Johnson for sharing the popular Christmas tree ornaments she creates. Each piece is unique!
Here is what you’ll need. An affiliate link is included below.
Fabric, sweater fabric, or felt for gnome hat
Craft fur or yarn for beard
Wood beads or balls 1/4, 3/8, or 1/2 in, wood beads
Trims ribbons, charms, buttons, pom poms, etc.
Hot glue gun
Paper for pattern optional
Follow the easy and quick directions below to make a cute little gnome ornament.
Cut out the three 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.
Step 1 – Sewing and Stuffing
With the right sides together, fold the hat in half lengthwise. Stitch down one side and reinforce at both ends by backstitching. Gently turn the right side out. Stuff, just a tiny bit of polyester fill into the hat.
Next, fold the body piece in half with the right sides together. Stitch a “U” shape, leaving the top edge open. Reinforce at both ends by backstitching. Gently turn the 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 make it slightly narrower to fit into the hat. This stitch will be hidden inside the hat.
Step 2 – Assembly
2 Tuck the body into the bottom of the hat. Meanwhile, turn the ornament over. In the back, run a glue line under the back of the hat to hold the two pieces together.
Step 3 – Glueing
Turn the ornament to the front. Run a glue line 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.
Step 4 – Finishing
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!
How to use Gnome Decor
I am sure you’ve noticed that there’s no end to Gnome Christmas home decor this year, but you can DIY many of these projects yourself.
Find lots of inspiration and tutorials for gnome Christmas crafts in this post, and click below for even more.
Gnome ornaments make a nice decor or an addition to a hostess gift.
Using them for trimming or tying a wrapped package around a wine bottle’s neck is especially sweet.
Make a set to give to each family member or use as a stocking stuffer.
Other Gnome Projects
Below are other gnome projects to try. Click to see the project or purchase an ebook tutorial.
More DIY Holiday Gift Ideas
Okay, now it’s your turn to make some Christmas gnome ornaments. 😃
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