Christmas Gnome Wine Bottle Cover

This easy Christmas gnome wine bottle cover is great for gifting. And because it’s a quick craft, you can even make a few of these fun holiday hostess gifts.

Create a gnome bottle topper with scraps of felt, fabric, or even old clothes. Use what you have on hand to make this fun holiday DIY.

A red hat and white beard Christmas gnome wine bottle cover on holiday background.
This DIY Christmas gnome wine bottle cover makes a fun, fast holiday craft which can be used for decorations or gifting.

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, I have quite a few crafts featuring the Scandinavian cuties.

For all of my 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 no time. Let’s get started.

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RELATED READING: Adorable Easter Gnome Bottle Topper DIY

DIY Christmas Gnome Tutorials

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A tall Scandinavian gnome wine bottle topper with a red hat and white beard on wood background with festive holiday towel, berries, and pine cone.

Supplies for a DIY Christmas Gnome Bottle Cover

I have a “how to make a Christmas gnome” supplies list on Amazon because so many people love the gnome projects. I like to vary up the supplies based on what I have in my craft stash at the moment, but here are the general supplies you’ll need for this bottle topper.

  • 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 (or a button, wooden bead, or nose made from clay)
  • white craft pompom
  • 2-inch ribbon
  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • razor blade or scissors (not to cut)
  • wine bottle
Square image close up of a Christmas Gnome Wine Bottle Cover on wood table with black background and holiday extras like berries and a pine cone.

How to Make an Easy Gnome Wine Bottle Gift Topper

This is a simple 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. 

  1. 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. 
  2. Glue the back of the cone seam and press down firmly. Cut straight across the bottom of the hat where the felt overlaps. How to make a Scandinavian gnome hat
  3. 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. How to cut faux fur   
  4. 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). how to make a gnome wine bottle cover
  5. 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. how to make a Christmas gnome hat
  6. 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 make a gnome nose

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!

Yield: 1 gnome bottle cover

Christmas Gnome Wine Bottle Cover

Christmas Gnome Wine Bottle Cover

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.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • 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

Tools

  • hot glue gun and sticks
  • razor blade or scissors (not to cut)
  • wine bottle

Instructions

  1. 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. 
  2. Glue the back of the cone seam and press down firmly. Cut straight across the bottom of the hat where the felt overlaps. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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). 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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!

Notes

For a full tutorial and to learn how to properly cut faux fur, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

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More Gnome Bottle Covers You Might Like

  • Easter Gnome Bottle Topper – Using a sweater sleeve, you will be done with this adorable bunny gnome DIY in just under 10 minutes.
  • Felt Gnome Wine Bottle Cover – I love this easy felt bottle topper because it is so inexpensive and you can make it in a ton of colors.

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11 Comments

  1. I love your site! I have made some of your gnomes and then was able to create some of my own. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  2. Sarah, you have made the best Christmas gift ever. It is the best thing I have found about Christmas on the internet.

  3. Hi! I was hoping to make these for mini champagne bottles… Do you think these will look too tall? I’m okay if it covers the majority of the bottles :)

    Super cute idea, thank you for sharing!!

      1. Thank you!! I’m trying to figure out how much craft fur to order for 16 gnomes, do you have an est of around how much you used for yours? TIA!!

  4. Your wine bottle cover supply list requires half a wooden disk. I wasn’t able to see in any of the directions where this half disk is suppose to go. Can you tell me what I’m suppose to o with the half disk or was it listed by mistake?

    1. Thanks for asking, Linda. The supplies call for a 1/2 wood round you can purchase in packs at a craft store. It is the nose and is attached in the final step.

      If you do not have the half rounds you can definitely use a wooden bead, a button, or a nose made from polymer clay. Hope that helps.