If you're trying to learn how to make a Gnome, you don't want to miss this easy DIY Gnome tutorial. SO Simple – find out how!
Easy DIY Gnome Tutorial – Perfect for Valentine's Day!
Y'all, I can't even wait to share this little DIY Gnome craft with you! I'm gonna be honest, I've never bought a gnome, made a gnome, had a gnome in my home (ha!), nothin…..but, I'm OBSESSED with these little fellas!
NOTE: While this tutorial for homemade gnomes focuses mostly on Valentine's Day, you can make ANY holiday gnomes the exact same way by substituting with Fuzzy Socks for that season!
I made this little guy for St. Patrick's Day last year too!
I wanted to make mine for Valentine's Day (and of course got a really late start on it, yikes!). So, my fuzzy sock selection was very limited. 🙁 To save you time, go straight to Amazon for fuzzy socks – they always have a TON of selection and shipping is quick!
Supplies for a DIY Gnome:
- 2 pair of fuzzy socks (for the body and hat)
- craft fur (for the beard)
- rice or dry beans
- wood beads or knob (for the nose)
- pom poms (for the tip of the hat)
- variety of embellishments (I used some felt hearts I had on hand)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
How to Make a Gnome:
Add about 1 pound of rice to a jar and stretch the sock over the jar to fill (or use less rice if you don't want your gnome as chubby). 🙂 Secure a rubber-band around the top as pictured.
Next, take another fuzzy sock and place over your body until you are satisfied with how it looks. You can roll some of the top sock under to make it shorter if you prefer your hat smaller.
For the girl gnome, I cut 2 pieces of fur and hot glued it on along with the wood bead centered between the fur. For the guy gnome, I cut 1 piece of fur (eye balling it) so it would cover his bottom half from side to side. Then, hot glued his nose on in the center of his beard.
The fun part is embellishing the gnomes to give them personality. I hot glued a pom pom onto her hat and tied up her beard into pony tails! So cute! 💗
and just for kicks, I tied her hat in a few spots and added more pom poms.
I added a tad of blush to their sweet noses so they have a bit of a flushed look. 🤗
Such a fun craft to do with the kids and can be used for any holiday or season by switching up the socks. This guy above reminds me of Santa. Love the variety with these!
I've wrapped up a few for my fellas to give to their special gals and goodness, complete CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!
and….because the PPP Team is full of awesome creatives, we made this happy little printable for you to use as well!
You can wrap them up and give to your special Valentine with this simple Gnome Valentine printable that can be printed off in color OR in black and white.
I have “gnome” doubt that your Valentines are gonna ❤️ these cuties!