I am absolutely in love with this years trend of fun gnomes! They’re a little Scandinavian, a little fuzzy and I am definitely here for it. And when I shared the large DIY present boxes for my porch last week (with a little peek at the fun gnomes I picked up at TJMaxx) you were as here for it as I am.
So I thought I’d whip up a few fun DIY gnome ornaments for my tree!! The best part is that these babies only took about 10 minutes to make and I already had all of the materials. The little hats used left over fabric from my diy santa hats, the twine was from my fun baby mobile and the wood slices were from a succulent garden.
The best part? This is only one fun ornament coming your way! Scroll down for an entire group of fun diy ornaments from my blog friends!
Ready for all the info?
- Blush Fabric
- Faux Fur Fabric
- 1 Wood Slice (2-3 inches wide)
- 1 Piece of Twine
- 1 Pom Pom/Wooden Bead
- Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
- True Control Knife
Step 1: Cut Your Fabric
Alright y’all let’s get started. You’ll want to cut a triangle out of your white faux fur and your pink fuzzy fabric. You can make it a short and stout triangle or a long skinny triangle depending on what kind of gnome you’d like.
Just make sure that the bottom of each triangle wraps all the way around your wood slice so that you have room to secure it.
My only other tip is to be careful of how you cut your faux fur. Use an exacto knife to cut straight through the backing of the fabric then pull the fibers apart. Take a look at the photo below.
I used scissors to cut the piece of faux fur on the left so the faux fur fibers are cut straight across. The piece of faux fur on the right still has long fluffy fur (perfect for a gnomes beard!) since I only cut through the backing with an exacto knife.
Just a tip… once you cut your fabric make sure to put it away. If you toss it next to you on the floor you might turn around in a minute to find a small heard of dachshunds using it for a dog bed.
At least they’re cute!
Step 2: Hot Glue Your Gnome Together
Ready to put this little guy together? Start by hot gluing the beard onto your little wood slice. Put a little hot glue on the front of your wood slice and glue down the middle of your fuzzy beard fabric.
Then simply wrap the ends of the beard fabric around and hot glue it to the back of the wood slice.
Then move on to gluing down the nose! I picked a fluffy pom pom for my nose but these little guys also look really cute with a wooden bead! Simply hot glue the nose down in the middle of the front… just keep in mind that if you want a bigger nose glue it further down into the fuzzy fabric. For a tiny button nose glue it further up (so that only a little bit will peek out of the hat).
Now let’s glue down our hat! Go ahead and place a line of glue in a straight line across the top of the beard, the nose and through to the other side. Then snug down the hat on top of the nose, smoothing the fabric out on either side of the nose and onto the gnomes cheeks.
Then flip the little gnome over so that we can close up the hat!
When we get to the back we need to take a second to hot glue our twine at the top of the hat. This little loop will let us hang our gnome on the tree. Just knot a small piece of twine and then hot glue it at the top of the hat’s peek.
Make sure to push the twine down into the hot glue (I used the tip of my exacto knife so that the hot glue didn’t burn my fingers).
Once the twine is set you can fold over the first side of the hat and hot glue it in place. Then you can fold over the second side of the hat. Make sure when you fold over the second side of the hat that you cover the twine completely and then glue the entire side of the fabric down so that it’s not flapping around.
Once you’ve glued the entire hat down you’re finished! Now you can go hand your gnome on your tree… or you can make a few fun gnome friends! Luckily these guys are fast and easy to make… and usually if you buy supplies for one you have supplies for an army.
If you really want to go crazy you can give them different hats or details.
How cute did these little gnomes turn out!?
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