This pink and red post is full of DIY Valentine’s Day Gnomes ideas. Happy Heart Day to you! ❤️
Make one for yourself, or what a wonderful gift for the favorite gnome lover in your life.
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Valentine’s Day Gnomes
All of the adorable gnomes on this site are made by gnome artist Ruth Johnson. Check out her Own A Gnome Facebook Group to purchase or get inspiration.
How to Make Valentine Gnomes
Add red, pink, or white recycled sweaters and valentine-theme fabric, trims, and props to make a Gnome Valentine.
Below are just some of the materials Ruth uses in her Gnome Valentine designs.
Hats Recycled Sweaters
Bodies Recycled Sweaters and mid-weight polar fleece
Gnome Beards White, light pink, or gray craft fur
Noses Natural wooden balls or Poly-fil wrapped in fabric
Trims Valentine-colored ribbons, buttons, charms, flowers, cut felt
Props Valentine-inspired letters, hearts, and winter skis with poles
If you’d like to try making other gnome designs, get some ideas and inspiration, keep reading!
Make a Basic Gnome
If you prefer to make a gnome with another theme, start with the basic gnome form. You can build from there.
You can make a gnome pattern yourself or get our free version! The download pattern PDF is available when you subscribe to my GNOME newsletter.
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After signing up, you will receive an email with a link and password for the free library. This gives you access to this pattern and all project downloads. (Check your SPAM folder if you can’t find the email.)
When you get into the library, look for the thumbnail photo of the gnomes. Click it to open the PDF, then click the download icon to download the pattern.
Go to this tutorial DIY Gnomes post after you download and print the PDF. Scroll down to the lower half of the post to see gnome-making instructions.
For more ideas, don’t miss the Gnome Post Page.😃
Where to Buy Supplies
You can use a variety of materials for gnomes! You are only limited by your imagination.
Ruth uses a wide assortment of ribbons, buttons, and props. She enjoys searching in a variety of shops and online too.
Sewing and Craft Stores
Be on the lookout for materials, felts, trims, and trinkets at your favorite sewing and craft stores. The supplies are plentiful and ideal for making your gnome designs unique.
Nationwide chains such as JoAnn Fabrics, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby are excellent sources.
Explore the craft, sewing, jewelry, doll-making, and kitchen departments for ideas. Don’t forget to check the clearance areas also.
Try dollar stores and thrift stores, too, such as Goodwill or Savers.
Ruth buys fabric and used sweaters at thrift stores for the arms and bodies of the gnomes.
Go to women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing sections for affordable and creative finds.
Don’t miss the accessories department for scarves, hats, or capes. You can also use old buttons or trims from those vintage pieces.
Online Retail Sources
Ruth also searches Amazon.com and Etsy.com for trimmings, patches, or props. In addition, she explores Facebook Marketplace and occasionally finds old sweaters, buttons, or other embellishments there.
Many adornments are available in sets on these sites, which work great if you make multiple gnomes.
Don’t forget you can separate large decorations. Use the smaller parts to embellish multiple gnomes.
There you are. Have fun making Valentine’s Day Gnomes!
If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment below. I’d love to help you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!💕
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