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50 DIY Christmas Gnomes: Easy Homemade Tomte Ideas

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DIY Christmas gnomes galore! You’ll find tons of homemade tomte ideas from Scandinavian gnomes to outdoor gnomes, gnomes with arms, gnomes with legs, and even girl gnomes (woohoo)!

Gnomes are taking over our homes! Especially at Christmastime. If you want to decorate your home with gnomes this holiday season, but you don’t want to pay $10 and up for the pleasure of their company, why not make your own? Today, I’m sharing 50 homemade Christmas gnomes that are crazy easy to make!

DIY Christmas Gnomes: Supplies Needed

Before you sit down for your marathon gnome-making spree, be sure to stock up on supplies. I promise, once you start, you won’t want to stop!

What to use for a gnome nose?

To make a gnome nose, you’ll want to use something small and round. Most of these tutorials use wooden balls or beads, however, if you don’t have any beads on hand, you can use pom poms or air-dry clay. You can even sew your own out of fabric. See the tutorial below:

Best filler for DIY gnomes

You can fill your gnome with dry rice or beans, polyester fiberfill fiber, fabric scraps, plastic beads, packing peanuts, tissue paper, or yarn.

I like to use dry rice or beans in the bottom third and fiberfill for the rest of the body. This adds weight to the bottom and prevents tipping.

Best materials for gnome beards

The best thing about making Christmas gnomes is that you can use whatever you have on hand. There’s no need to run to the craft store for faux fur if you don’t want to. You can use rope, twine, unraveled yarn, scrap fringe, a cotton mophead, moss, wool, colored craft fur, or even doll hair!

Christmas Gnome Ornaments and Garland

Deck your Christmas tree and holiday mantle with these cute and easy gnome ornament and garland ideas!

gnome yarn ornaments
Yarn and bead Christmas gnome ornaments: Just That Perfect Piece
gnome garland
DIY Christmas gnomes garland: My Creative Days
three gnome ornaments
Christmas gnome ornaments: Happy Hooligans
simple gnome ornament
Gnome ornament made from dollar store slippers: Purple Hues and Me
DIY Christmas gnomes-pom pom gnome ornaments
Pom pom gnome ornaments by Lia Griffith
gnome ornaments small
Pom pom gnome ornaments by Lia Griffith
gnome ornaments
Pinecone gnome ornaments by BHG

Outdoor Christmas Gnome Decor

Welcome holiday guests with these adorable gnome porch decor ideas. From tomato cage Christmas gnomes to DIY gnome wreaths, there’s something for everyone!

DIY Christmas gnomes-tomato cage gnomes for front porch
Tomato cage porch gnome from HGTV
dollar store gnome wreath
Gnome wreath: Ruffles and Rain Boots
faux fur gnome wreath
DIY gnome wreath: Simple Made Pretty
gnome 6 foot tree
6-foot Christmas tree gnome: Lizzy and Erin
gnome wreath
Gnome wreath: Inkspired Treasures
gnome made out of a mop head
Large Christmas gnome door hanging: Craft Bits
faux fur gnome wall hanging
Gnome door hanger by Simple Made Pretty
large gnome outdoor decor
Outdoor Christmas gnome from Hometalk
gnome door hanging
Christmas gnome wreath by Super Mom No Cape
outdoor diy pine tree gnome
Evergreen gnome by The Shabby Creek Cottage

Farmhouse & Scandinavian Homemade Gnome Ideas

Add some farmhouse comfort with these cuddly holiday gnomes. The gnomes with coffee cups just melt my heart!

diy Christmas gnomes
Nordic gnome by Parties with a Cause
diy Christmas gnome
Scandinavian gnome by Sweet Paul
cute diy gnomes
Scandinavian gnomes made from socks by Instructables
Christmas gnome with legs
Christmas gnome with arms and legs by Sew Can She
faux fur gnome collection
Cute Christmas gnomes: Love Our Real Life
gnome made out of sweater sleeve
No-sew DIY Christmas gnomes: The Navage Patch
Scandinavian gnome bottle toppers
Holiday gnomes with eyes by Made in a Day
DIY Christmas gnomes-gnomes with arms and legs
Christmas gnomes with arms and legs: Ruffles and Rainboots
black and white checked gnome
Gingham gnome: Decor and the Dog
boy and girl Scandinavian gnomes
Boy and girl holiday gnomes from Como Frazer em Casa (see the tutorial below)

Holiday Gnome Bottle Toppers

Gnome bottle toppers and covers are such a cute/inexpensive gift idea! If you’re looking for more cheap and easy DIY Christmas gift ideas, I’ve got you covered!

christmas gnome bottle toppers
Gnome wine bottle wrappers by Sarah Celebrates
gnome bottle toppers
Christmas gnome bottle toppers by All 4 One Home
felt gnome wine bottle toppers
Simple gnome wine toppers by Live Laugh Rowe
gnome wine bottle toppers
Gnome bottle toppers by Hearth and Vine
gnome bottle topper
Wine bottle topper by A Little Moore Blog

Christmas Gnomes Canvas & Rock Paintings

Decorate your home with some DIY gnome art. The first painting is technically a fall painting, but you can change the colors and customize it any way you want.

fall gnome painting
Fall gnome painting: Step by Step Painting
gnome painting on canvas
Step by step gnome painting: Me and My Inklings
DIY Christmas gnomes-painted santa rock
Christmas gnome rock painting at Rock Painting 101
Winter gnome painting by [email protected] Budget Boss
gnome painting on wood
Holiday gnome painting by The Art Sherpa (see tutorial below)

DIY Dollar Tree Gnomes

Raid your local dollar store and get creative. Use the following cheap and easy Christmas gnome ideas for inspiration!

tiered tray with red and white gnome
Santa gnome: Kippi at Home
white angel Christmas gnome
Angel gnome by Just That Perfect Piece
dollar tree gnome
Dollar Tree Christmas gnome by Our Crafty Mom
white Christmas gnome
Dollar store Christmas gnome by Prudent Penny Pincher
gnome toilet paper craft
Cardboard tube gnomes: Crafts by Amanda
small mop head gnomes
Dollar tree gnomes made with cotton mop and socks by Lizzy and Erin
DIY Christmas gnomes-dollar tree gnome project
Dollar Tree Christmas gnome from The How-To Home
DIY Christmas gnomes-dollar store Christmas tree gnomes
Dollar store Christmas tree gnomes by Hometalk

I hope you’ve enjoyed these homemade Christmas gnomes!

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