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30+ Best Gnome Ornaments for a Farmhouse Christmas Tree!

These are the best gnome ornaments you’ll ever find. There are so many you could practically cover your whole farmhouse Christmas tree in tomten!

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These are the best Christmas gnome ornaments EVER!

Gnome Ornaments

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have, erhm, a little obsession with the making of gnomes, tomte, nisse, gonk, whatever you want to call them–it doesn’t matter. I just love making them and I come up with all sorts of fun excuses to make a quick gnome DIY. And I get inspired by the silliest things-just the idea of breaking out my hot glue gun or sewing machine, I get excited.


But, let’s be honest, sometimes I just want to look at pretty gnomes–and get more ideas to add to my nisser collection. So, I pulled together the best tomten to make or buy. If you’re ready to find the perfect nisse ornament to put on your tree, let’s get started.

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Tips to MAKE Gnome Ornaments

  • Ok. So, a lot of the DIY gnome ornament tutorials here call for craft fur or Mongolian fur, which, if you’ve never had success cutting it, can be quite intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out this quick video I made of how to make a gnome beard with faux fur.
  • So many gnome nose ideas in these gnome tutorials! My favorite tomte nose is definitely polymer clay because I have more control over how big and what color it is. But I also love these wood beads and a random craft bead, sometimes a pony bead–anything round and about the right size.
  • If you want to make a rustic Christmas tree, the perfect farmhouse ornaments have got to be the gnomes that are made of the more natural materials. But if you’re going for more of the modern farmhouse feel, then the best farmhouse Christmas decor ideas will be the fun pom pom topped red cap gnomes with buffalo check and or little pops of colors for your tree toppers.
  • Whichever way you decide to decorate your living room for a stunning Christmas eve or winter solstice celebration, these gnomes are perfect for adding a little whimsy, even if you don’t have a Christmas tree. Hang a gnome ornament on on a galvanized bucket, line your staircase with gnomes or set one on a mason jar. It doesn’t have to be on a tree.
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WHERE DO I GET these Gnome Ornaments?

I’m so glad you asked. I’ve gathered them all here so you can just click through and find them!  

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 that I think you might like. Each of these gnomes can be made in about 20-30 minutes and will add a fun touch to any room!

  • Easy DIY Christmas Cowboy Gnome – You don’t get more Christmas than this fun Christmas cowboy gnome.
  • 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?!
  • DIY Farmhouse Gnome – By far our most popular gnome here, this little guy is so simple, but adds so much farmhouse charm to any room.
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