30+ Best Gnome Ornaments for a Christmas Tree, Wreath, or Packages

If you want to make or purchase gnome ornaments for your farmhouse decor, I’ve put together a list of fun DIY projects and a list of ‘get it now’ cuties. Incorporating trends as popular as gnomes is a great way to keep your decor fresh each year without spending too much time or money.

Below you will find whimsical, adorable, rustic, and creative gnome ornaments and I would love to hear your favorite!

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These are the best Christmas gnome ornaments EVER!

Gnome Ornaments

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love DIYing my Christmas crafts – everything from garlands to swags, shelf sitters to wall signs gets made over the holiday season. And simple, small projects are some of my favorites because I really like using up my craft supplies and shopping for new ones. :)


Sometimes, however, I just want to look at pretty things I don’t have to make myself. I pulled together the best gnome ornaments to make or buy. Run through this let and let me know which one you’d rank #1 on your DIY or buy list.

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Tips to MAKE Gnome Ornaments

  • A lot of the DIY gnome ornament tutorials here call for craft fur or Mongolian fur (my favorite). If you have never worked with it, cutting it can be quite intimidating. Check out this quick video I made of how to make a gnome beard with faux fur and learn how to cut fur the right way.
  • So many gnome nose ideas in these gnome tutorials and inspiration projects. My favorite nose is a tie. I like polymer clay because I have more control over how big and what color it is but I also love these wood beads or these wood balls (no hole).
  • For a rustic Christmas tree or decor, the perfect farmhouse ornaments are made of natural materials. Modern farmhouse gnomes look adorable with black and white Buffalo check.
  • Make some extra ornaments to hang on a quilt ladder, over a tiered tray, or draped over a door knob.
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DIY Gnome Ornaments and Ready Now Styles

Scroll through the list and be sure to let me know your favorite in the comments. If you’ve made your own, I’d love for you to share them with us in the Facebook group here.

Gnome Ornaments

Tomte, gnome, nisse or gonk, it doesn't matter what you call these tiny elf Christmas ornaments, they're adorable and fun for any farmhouse Christmas tree decoration!

More DIY Gnome Ideas You Might Like

If you’re anything like me and a little obsessed (or just enjoy) making gnomes, here are some fun tutorials you might like. Each of these gnomes can be made in about 20-30 minutes.

  • Plaster Gnome Ornaments – I recreated these based on some ornaments I saw in Europe at a hand made market (except I made them the easy way). :)
  • DIY Farmhouse Gnome – One of my most beloved gnomes, this little guy is so simple and adds a lot of farmhouse charm to any room.
  • Chef Gnome Tutorial – I just adore this gnome and how fun is he to have in the kitchen as a little whimsical reminder to have fun while cooking?!
  • Wood Block Gnomes – Featured by Better Homes & Gardens’ Holiday Crafts 2021 magazine, these guys are a popular choice.
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