Learn how to make DIY gnomes. We have gathered 21 tutorials that include a wide variety gnome tutorial projects. So you are sure to find the perfect one, no matter your skill level.
It is such a joy getting to make gnomes. I think the reason for this is that you can make each one so unique. There are so many ways to be creative.
When making your own gnomes, think about all the different sizes you can make the body parts.
For example, you can make their noses big or small, and the same for their toes! When it comes to gnome beards, anything goes! Any color, texture or length.
Your typical DIY gnome will sport a red hat, but you make it any color. Why not?
In addition to being so much fun, these tutorials also all have easy-to-find supplies.
What materials will I need to make a DIY gnome?
Most of the materials you’ll need can be found at stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dollar Tree and the Dollar Store. Here are the common supplies.
- Hot glue sticks and gun
- Faux fur
- Fuzzy sock
- Little ball – wooden
- Mop head
- Pom pom
- Rubber band
- Acrylic paint
After getting ideas for making gnome crafts, you may want to check out these fall Dollar Tree craft ideas, Christmas and these Easter decor ideas.
Browse through the tutorials below to get inspired with great ideas for how to make adorable DIY gnomes.
Learn how to make the cutest gnome DIY Christmas ornaments using scrap yarn. Wouldn't a table top tree be adorable filled with these little gnomes?
If you are making your first gnome, you may want to read this post first, so you can learn what not to do! But, the end result is adorable.
Concrete is a great medium to craft with. Why not try a concrete gnome? This is a statement piece for sure!
And, did you know garden gnomes are supposed to be good luck?!
Add a little rustic flair to your Halloween decor, using a branch for a gnome body.
These Halloween cuties are surprisingly simple to make and would look great on a mantel, or buffet table.
Use the included free SVG to make a fun DIY wine bag. This would make a great hostess gift for the holiday season with a favorite bottle of wine.
Learn how to make a really cool planter using air dry clay. You can make them in different sizes to fit the plant you want to include.
How fun is this tiny Christmas tree?
Here’s a great idea. Recycle egg cartons to make this cute holiday craft.
This would be a great creative activity to make with kids too. I love the plushness of the gnome beard.
Create DIY Christmas gnomes with a popular Norwegian flair. These Scandinavian gnomes are just adorable!
Grab some craft fur when you're at the supply store. You will need some to make these cute little guys.
Air dry clay is a great material for making a cute gnome. There's' tons of flexibilty in the look of the gnome and because you paint them after, you can make the any color you want.
We all know how much kids like rice krispie treats. How clever was it to use a Charleston Chew candy to make a gnome nose?
Imagine how excited they will be to see them in the shape of adorable gnomes?
No need for a sewing machine. The great thing about these felt gnomes is they are a no-sew craft.
So, the good news is that can whip up several in no time at all. Creating the cone shape for a gnome hat is especially easy with felt.
I love that she used a wood bead for the cute nose!
Gather assorted craft felt to make adorable felt plushies. These holiday gnomes are super simple to make and can be turned into magnets too.
Put those empty cardboard tubes, aka toilet paper rolls, to good use by making "Sherlock Gnomes".
It’s a great way to recycle and such a creative idea. Perfect for kids' story time.
One of the easiest gnome crafts to make is to use Christmas socks from the dollar store.
A DIY sock gnome is not only cheap and easy to make, but is also adorable!
All you need are pinecones, wood beads and felt to make this DIY pinecone craft.
If you don't have pinecones in your yard, you can buy them at the craft store.
Learn how to make Scandinavian Christmas gnomes with this step-by-step tutorial. Such a great addition to your holiday decor.
You only need 10 minutes and upcycled pill bottles to create these darling DIY gnomes for a Christmas project. Easy peasy!
Gather empty toilet paper rolls for this fun cardboard tube Christmas craft idea. This is a budget-friendly craft perfect for a rainy day.
Make several DIY gnomes to line a window sill, or mantel.
Make a super creative holiday papercraft using cardstock and a Cricut cutting machine. The detail on this 3D gnome is really cool!
You can even paint cute Christmas gnomes. Follow the easy instructions for this rock painted gnome project.
Rock painting continues to be a popular craft with kids and adults alike.
Quick and easy crafts are the best, and these simple DIY ornaments check all the boxes.
You can make gnomes for Christmas decor a few in just a couple of minutes.
There is something about crafts that light up that are so fun. These lighted gnomes do not disappoint!
Would you believe this little guy comes in a kit? Everything you need, including the lights, is in the box!
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