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!
- socks-fuzzy and plain cotton
- flannel fabric
- filling-dry rice, dry beans, polyester fiberfill
- hot glue gun
- wooden craft balls or beads
- felt fabric
- fleece fabric
- fake fur fabric
- Mongolian fur (faux)
- faux sheepskin fur
- cotton mophead
- rubber bands
- cone-shaped styrofoam
- pom poms
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!
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!
Farmhouse & Scandinavian Homemade Gnome Ideas
Add some farmhouse comfort with these cuddly holiday gnomes. The gnomes with coffee cups just melt my heart!
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 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.
DIY Dollar Tree Gnomes
Raid your local dollar store and get creative. Use the following cheap and easy Christmas gnome ideas for inspiration!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these homemade Christmas gnomes!