27 Easy and Fun Gnome Craft Ideas

Updated on February 22, 2020
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

I had the best time right before Christmas one year, making gnomes to gift to my grandchildren. The married ones, who were all of legal age, each received a gnome-topped bottle of wine. The rest, all thirteen of them, received scented gnomes to hang in their car or their closet. As you can tell, after I made one gnome, I was addicted.

In this article I'm sharing the different gnome tutorials which impressed me during my internet search. If you like this gnome-giving gift idea, be sure to start early so you'll have plenty of time to make oodles of them. And naturally, the gnomes can be made and given at any time of year, not just at Christmas.

Find the tutorial for making gnomes like those shown above at Love Our Real Life.

1. Wood Slice Gnome Ornaments

When you visit the Ruffles & Rain Boots site, you'll find oodles of different gnome tutorials. Be sure to click on the DIY Gnomes button just left of the site name for lots of other gnome ideas.

2. Easy DIY Gnomes

A foam cone and chunky yarn make these gnomes simple and easy to make. Go to Grace Monroe Home for the tutorial.

3. Christmas Gnome

A foam cone, felt, flannel and faux fur make this special Scandinavian gnome. The directions are found at The Country Chic Cottage.

4. Wine Bottle Cover Gnome

Make a bottle of wine gift a really personal one by topping it with a gnome bottle cover. Ruffles & Rain Boots has easy to follow directions for making this gnome.

5. Felted Nordic Gnome

If you are a crafter who loves felting, here is a perfectly cute gnome to make. Find the tutorial at Lincolnshire Crafts.

6. Finger Puppet Gnomes

I Heart Crafty Things has the pattern template and directions for making finger puppet gnomes. Consider making these with the kids, or seniors would love making them also.

7. Charming Holiday Gnomes

You'll have lots of fun making these charming holiday gnomes. Find the supplies list and directions at Made in a Day. I suggest inviting some girlfriends over for wine and an evening of gnome making.

8. No-Sew Christmas Gnome

Plastic bottles, scrap fabric, felt, some pillow stuffing and a wooden ball make up this no-sew gnome from Dream a Little Bigger. You'll find the directions on that site also.

9. Nordic Christmas Gnomes

You'll need wood spools, wood knobs, small wood balls, and wood hearts to make these cute little gnomes. I love this and found the tutorial to make it at Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

10. Norwegian Nisse Gnome Doll

The arm from an old sweater makes the body of this gnome easy to do. Find the tutorial for this Norwegian gnome at Sweet Paul. I love the idea of using old sweaters in this way.

11. Pom Pom Gnome Ornaments

Make these cute little pom pom gnome ornaments by following the tutorial found at Lia Griffith.

12. Scandinavian Christmas Gnome

When you see how easy it is to make these little Christmas gnomes, you'll want to make a bevy of them. Find the directions at Make Film Play. I can't wait til next year to make these, so I guess I'll be getting my Christmas crafting started early this year.

13. Cardboard Tube Gnomes

Another cute way to get the kids involved in crafting. Find the directions for making cardboard tube gnomes at Crafts by Amanda.

14. Dollar Tree Gnomes

Cute, cute, cute. I love the mop beards. Lizzy & Erin have the tutorial for making these super cute gnomes.

15. Gnomes for the Holidays

What a fantastic use for wood scraps. This is definitely a great project for anyone who knows how to work with wood. The directions are at Denver Chalks.

16. Valentine Gnomes

You can make two sizes of gnomes for your Valentine. The tall one is made using a styrofoam cone and the smaller ones using thread spools and styrofoam balls. Go to Follow the Yellow Brick Home to find the tutorial.

17. Rustic Halloween Gnomes

You can make these witch and wizzard gnomes by following the instructions at Pillar Box Blue. A very cute Halloween decoration.

18. Dried Beans Christmas Gnome

19. Pine Cone Gnomes

Aren't these sweet? They could be made and used in a centerpiece, or they could be made to hang. I'm going to be making some of these for sure. The tutorial is found at Just That Perfect Piece.

20. Mop Gnome

Super cute and super easy to make using a cone and a mop head. This great idea comes from Crafty Morning. They share a tutorial with us also.

21. Wall Decor Gnome

I really like the idea of a wall decor gnome. Use your imagination and make one for any and all holidays. For a list of supplies needed and instructions go to favecrafts.

22. Holiday Gnome Video

23. Popsicle Gnomes

This is another great idea to get the kids involved. They will love making their own gnomes. The easy to follow directions are found at Glued to My Crafts.

24. Halloween Gnomes

Watch the video, included with her tutorial, and see how easy it is to make this Halloween gnome by Grace for a Gypsy.

25. Holiday Gnomes

These are so cute. Notice the "Print Description" button to the right of the gnome photo. Those are the instructions for this project by JoAnn Fabrics.

26. Tassel Gnomes

These are soooo easy to make and soooo cute. I just finished making five of them and can't wait to make more. I made mine into Valentine gnome ornaments by gluing a heart, from a Dollar Store garland, to the back of the tassel, giving it a Valentine angel gnome look. You'll find the tutorial for making these gnomes at Just That Perfect Piece.

27. Floppy Ears Easter Bunny Gnome

Make the perfect Easter bunny craft this year: a floppy ears Easter bunny gnome. He is sooo cute. Love it!

© 2020 Loraine Brummer

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