These adorable Christmas gnome ornaments are a 15-minute holiday craft. Simple craft supplies and imagination are all you need to get started.
Christmas Gnome Ornaments – You’re Done in 15-Minutes!
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love quick crafts for the holidays. These adorable Christmas gnome ornaments are perfect for a cold night, quick Christmas craft idea.
If you’ve been around here before, I love gnomes, tomte, nisser, or anything else they’re called. Once you have the know-how, it’s so much fun to fill your home with them. If you love these cuties, too, check our Gnome Crafts page.
DIY Christmas Gnome Tutorials
Supplies Needed to Make Wood Slice Gnome Ornaments
Wood slice ornaments are the base for our cute little gnomes and they’re available everywhere! We got a package of three sizes and have been having a lot of fun making holiday crafts like our easy hand-lettered ornaments.
For these, the only item you’ll need to hunt down is the faux fur. You can use any type of craft fur which is available at most arts and crafts stores. If you’d like the type we used, go to a fabric store and have a quarter of a yard cut. You can make so many gnomes!
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- wood slices (no need to drill holes)
- Mongolian fur fabric (or another craft fur)
- craft felt
- a nose (you can use plastic or wooden beads, clay pieces, or even buttons)
- hot glue
- twine or ribbon (about 10 inches)
- scissors and a razor blade
If you’re new to making gnomes, check out our gnome supplies list on Amazon. Psst: there are even a few gnomes for inspiration (or to pick up if you’re just too busy during the holidays to craft).
How to Make Quick Christmas Gnome Ornaments
This is such a fun, quick Christmas craft idea. And the best part is that you can customize your gnomes to fit any decor, tree theme, or personality. My daughter had the great idea of including a couple as package decorations, so we’re using our smallest wood slice rounds for that.
Below is a written tutorial but it’s best explained (and demonstrated) with video. I get many questions about the hats, so I wanted to show you how easy this gnome hat “pattern” is with our FULL VIDEO – Click here for the Christmas gnome ornaments video tutorial.
More Scandinavian Gnome Crafts
As I mentioned, I love these little guys. Whether you call them tomte, nisser, Nordic gnomes, or Christmas elves, we’ve got a craft for you. I love putting together inexpensive gift ideas which repurpose items you have on hand. Check out a few of our favorite gnome crafts:
- Gnome Treat Jars – Repurpose Your Jars into Fun Holiday Gifts
- 30-Minute Gnome (Rice Body) – Popular and Quick!
- Swedish Gnome Ornaments from Wine Corks – Easy Peasy
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