This easy Christmas gnome wine bottle cover is great for gifting. And because it’s a 30-minute craft, you’ll be done in no time with this fun holiday hostess gift.
Christmas Gnome Wine Bottle Topper
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it’s no secret I love, love, love the adorable Nordic gnomes. From gnome ornaments to gnome treat jars, we have quite a few crafts featuring the Scandinavian cuties. For all of our gnome projects, see our Scandinavian Gnomes projects page.
Today, I’ve put together the easiest Christmas gnome wine bottle topper. It’s great for delivering a bottle of wine to any hostess or holiday party. The best part is that you’re done in about 30-minutes! Let’s get started.
Supplies for a DIY Christmas Gnome Wine Bottle Cover
We have a “how to make a Christmas gnome” supplies list on Amazon because we make so many gnome projects. As I said, we just can’t get enough of these adorable holiday gnomes, so we vary the faux fur, noses, and felt.
- thick felt (we used an 8 x 11-inch sheet of stiff felt, 1.5 mm)
- craft fur (we used white for this fun gnome Christmas craft)
- 1/2 wood round
- white craft pompom
- 2-inch ribbon
- hot glue gun and sticks
- razor blade or scissors (not to cut)
- wine bottle
How to Make an Easy Gnome Wine Bottle Gift Topper
This is an easy craft and the only tricky part is learning to cut the fur. One tip before we get started: if you’re new to making gnome hats, take a moment to roll the felt into a cone to get an idea for the size you’ll need.
Psst: if you have a Christmas crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our Christmas gnome wine bottle cover video tutorial.
- Roll the felt into a cone, slip it over the top of the bottle, and size it on your wine bottle to adjust the circumference. You need to leave a little room for the beard, so don’t make it too snug. It should sit down onto the wide part of the bottle, fully covering the thin neck.
- Glue the back of the cone seam and press down firmly. Cut straight across the bottom of the hat where the felt overlaps.
- To determine the size of your beard, you will make it slightly wider than the width of the hat at its widest point. If this is your first time cutting faux fur, note that you cannot simply cut it with scissors – read the tips below to give it a natural look.
- Place a line of hot glue along the inside edge of the “front” of your gnome hat and press the faux fur onto it (fur side to the glue).
- Decorate the top of your hot by gluing on a pompom and the brim of your hat with a 2-inch ribbon of your choice, hot gluing it on near the bottom.
- Finally, hot glue a wooden nose to the front of the beard at the hat line and this adorable Christmas gnome wine bottle cover is done!
How to Cut Faux Fur
If you’re new to working with faux fur, there are a few tricks to learn so that you will have a clean, natural-looking beard.
- Shake out the faux fur and brush it down with your fingers.
- Flip the fur over to the back (the non-furry side).
- Use a razor blade or other straight-edged blade to separate the backing only. Do not use scissors to cut faux fur unless you’re ONLY cutting the backing.
Tip: for mustaches, you can use extra pieces and, depending on the type of faux fur you’re using, you can even use pieces as mustaches that don’t lay in the same direction. So don’t throw away those pieces!
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