EASY DIY GNOMES
NOTE: We posted these homemade gnomes before Valentines Day – but make Christmas gnomes the exact same way but substituting with Christmas Fuzzy Socks!
Y'all, I can't even wait to share this little DIY Gnomes 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!
**Update ~ scroll down to find Cheree making these on facebook live!
I made this little guy for St. Patrick's Day earlier this 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 Walmart for fuzzy socks (they were the only store in my area that still had a small selection).
Supplies you'll need to get started:
- 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 the Easy DIY Gnomes
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. Love that!!!
What a pair!!?? HA!
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 Gnomes 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!
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