Cute DIY Holiday Gnome Ideas

Find beautiful holiday craft inspiration with these Christmas gnomes’ DIY projects.

3 gnomes made from recyled sweaters from a post about ideas for a handmade DIY Holiday Gnomes.

For the Christmas craft enthusiasts out there, I present Ruth’s cute DIY holiday gnome ideas!

Gnome for the Holidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go, especially on this page.😁

Gnomes with colorful Nordic wool sweaters and Icelandic patterns may put you in the holiday spirit. These details, combined with seasonal embellishments, make them even more endearing.

Holiday Gnome dressed in plaid

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Holiday Gnome Ideas

Below are just a fraction of the DIY holiday gnomes that Ruth has created for the holiday season. Enjoy!

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Be inspired by the gnome ideas below, and then make your own with this step-by-step tutorial.

Gnome with Cardinal

Gnome Making Supplies

Ruth scours local craft stores like Hobby Lobby or JoAnn Fabrics to find gnome-making materials. Remember to look at the clearance sections, too.

Be sure to check out the Christmas ornament sections of your local craft retailer for decorative details to add to your holiday gnomes.


Bells and Christmas Stockings

Thrift stores like Goodwill or Savers are full of materials to create gnomes. Check out the sweater and coat racks, vintage buttons, or ribbons.

Visit dollar stores for seasonal novelties, small trinkets, and props.


Velvet Bows and Christmas Wreaths

Ruth checks out Amazon.com for adornments, patches, or props. She searches Facebook Marketplace and occasionally finds old sweaters, buttons, or other embellishments.

You can also discover decorative touches sold in sets on sites such as Etsy or Amazon.

Remember that it’s possible to separate large decorative items and then use the smaller pieces to decorate and outfit more than one gnome.

Nordic Skiing Gnomes

Go to Etsy for a full range of embellishment ideas, from buttons and patches to ribbons and props.

Ruth just found beautiful Norwegian trim on Etsy. It is $5/yard with shipping. It’s so cute!! Check out Ribbonworks Design.

Festive Fur Gnomes

How to Make a Gnome

Are you ready to make one for yourself or as a Christmas gift?

Get even more gnome ideas and inspiration, then learn how to make a basic gnome with this free gnome tutorial.

Red and Green Gnomes

Purchase Handmade Gnomes

You can also purchase a handcrafted gnome for yourself from Ruth. Just send me a note, and I will get you connected. (US orders only)

Scandinavian sweater gnome

Holiday Gnome Decor

If you enjoy decorating your home with seasonal gnomes, Ruth has lots more inspiration for other holidays, too.

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Swedish Skiing Gnome

Wishing you a Joyful Season of Creativity! Enjoy. 😊

xo,
Cindy

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4 comments on “Cute DIY Holiday Gnome Ideas

    1. Hello Connie, I am so sorry you are having trouble.
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