Easy DIY Gnome Ornaments (for Christmas Tree)

An adorable, fast, and super easy gnome ornament craft.

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.

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DIY Gnome Ornaments

These handmade gnome Christmas ornaments are so quick to create! They can be made with tiny scraps of sweaters, fabric, wooden beads, 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 Christmas tree ornaments she creates. Each piece is unique!

4 Gnome Ornaments hanging on a tree.

Gnome Decorations

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 Gift Ideas

Gnome ornaments make a nice addition to a hostess’s gift. Trimming a wrapped package or tying it around a wine bottle’s neck makes it especially sweet.

Make a set to give to each family member 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 is what you’ll need. Affiliate link is underlined.

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, HERE
Trims ribbons, charms, buttons, pom poms, etc.
Hot glue gun
Paper for pattern optional

How to Make


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.

Sewing and Stuffing

1 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, 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 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 so it fits into the hat. This stitch will be hidden inside the hat.

Assembly and Glueing

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.

3 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.


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!

Other Gnome Projects

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Christmas gnomes
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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!


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