Easy DIY Gnome Ornaments (for Christmas Tree)

Adorable, fast, and super easy DIY gnome ornaments.

5 DIY Gnome Ornaments hanging on a tree.

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!

4 Gnome Ornaments hanging on a tree.

The Pattern

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

Materials

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
Polyester Filling
Wood beads or balls 1/4, 3/8, or 1/2 in, wood beads
Trims ribbons, charms, buttons, pom poms, etc.
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Paper for pattern optional

Instructions

Follow the easy and quick directions below to make a cute little gnome ornament.

Preparation

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.

How to make DIY gnomes
Wine bottle toppers
Valentine Chef Gnome e-book
Gnome e-b
ooks
Springtime gnomes
4th of July gnomes
Halloween gnomes
Christmas gnomes
Holiday gnomes
Buffalo check gnomes

More DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gnomes
Toffee Popcorn
Cocktail Mason Jar
DIY Christmas Banner
How to Make Stretchy Bracelets

Okay, now it’s your turn to make some Christmas gnome ornaments. 😃

Thanks so much for stopping by; I hope your week is merry and bright! Be sure to subscribe or follow me on social media for more inspiration!

xo,
Cindy

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