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This Farmhouse Gnome is No-Sew and Absolutely Adorable!

This DIY farmhouse gnome is ready in 20-minutes and requires no sewing! We’re sharing our tips for making these cuties a unique year-round decor staple. Let’s get started!

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I love how quick and easy it is to make this little farmhouse gnome and he makes the perfect farmhouse tiered tray filler!

Farmhouse Gnome Tutorial

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love to make gnomes. Seriously – I love them as you can see by the fact that I not only have a DIY Christmas gnomes collection but also have a year-round set of DIY gnome tutorials.

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But seriously, I do love to share our fun gnome tutorials with you so that you can bring them into your home. My latest one – this no-sew farmhouse gnome – combines popular farmhouse elements with a slouchy hat style. Let’s make one together.

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DIY Christmas Gnome Tutorials

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Tips for Making Sock Method Swedish Gnomes

I’ve shared A LOT of gnomes here on Ruffles and Rain Boots and the sock gnomes are some of my favorites. This farmhouse gnome is just the perfect look for this easy method, isn’t it? It’s simple and functional, just like the popular design style.

Here are a few tips for making and styling these DIY gnomes:

  • A gnome needs a home. Consider making your own DIY farmhouse tiered tray and styling it with galvanized pieces (so many great ideas here).
  • Don’t fill up the socks too much with beans or other filler. In order for the body to mold under the hat, stick with about a 1/2 cup of heavy filler and the rest with polyfill.
  • Secure the knot with a little hot glue. Your little ones might start playing with them and I want them to be safe for everyone.
  • If you want to use the same hat material, I found some here that’s very similar that I haven’t used yet, but the print is almost identical, so I’m excited to try it. But don’t feel stuck with just the one look. Experiment with different hat styles and fabrics. This slouchy hat is perfect for the farmhouse gnome but if you’d like to make a holiday gnome, try some buffalo check in the same slouchy style or try one of our felt cone hats from our other holiday gnome tutorials.
DIY farmhouse gnome tutorial

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How Do I Make a Farmhouse Gnome Without Sewing? 

I’m so glad you asked! I love these no-sew gnomes made with the sock method. They’re quick and cute which are two of my top gnome-making requirements.

Read below for our step-by-step process or click here to see the full farmhouse gnome video tutorial full of tips and tricks.

Yield: 1 adorable gnome

DIY Farmhouse Gnome

DIY farmhouse gnome tutorial

This farmhouse gnome has a slouchy hat and a lot of rustic style. He's perfect for a quick craft for the home.

Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Tools

  • scissors
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • razor or other straight-edged blade

Instructions

  1. Pour the beans into the sock. Stuff the sock with poly fill about three-quarters of the way. Tie the sock in a knot. Secure with a little hot glue for extra security. This image is from our Leprechaun gnome. step 1 fill sock with beads for gnome
  2. Flip the faux fur over so that you're working on the back with the pile brushed downward. Using a straight edge (not scissors), cut a 9 inch wide triangle (9 inches at the top edge). Be careful to only cut the backing, not the faux fur if you want a nice, natural beard.
  3. Wrap the fur around the gnome body just under the tied knot and secure with hot glue. Only glue around the top so the bottom is left open and flowing (like a gnome in the wild). :) how to make a sock gnome
  4. In order to add a bit of rustic charm, we're going to create a farmhouse tassel for the gnome hat. Wrap twine around your hand a few times. step 1 to make a tassel for our cute farmhouse gnome
  5. Secure the top about 3/4 of an inch down with a small piece of twine. how to make a farmhouse tassel
  6. Cut the bottom loops to create a tassel and set aside. You'll need a small piece of twine to tie it onto the hat. last step of the farmhouse tassel tie
  7. To create a long, slouchy hat, cut out two pieces of fabric in a triangle shape which are 17 inches tall (brim to point) and about 7 inches wide. how to make a slouchy gnome hat in farmhouse style
  8. Flip them right sides together, turn up the brim edge, and secure with hot glue. fold up the brim of the farmhouse rustic gnome slouchy hat
  9. Keeping the fabric right sides together, use a small line of hot glue around the edges of the triangle. Press it down and let it set completely. to make a no sew gnome hat hot glue the right sides together
  10. Turn the hat inside right (you might need to use a pencil gently on the tip of the hat). Tie on the tassel to the gnome hat. attach the tassel to the farmhouse gnome hat
  11. Slip the hat onto the farmhouse gnome and secure it with hot glue. Lift up the front of the hat and glue on a wooden bead for the nose. Step back and admire your adorable farmhouse gnome! how to make a gnome nose wooden bead

Notes

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How to Make a DIY Christmas Gnome

One of the questions I get quite often is how to turn this easy farmhouse gnome into a DIY Christmas gnome. Let me tell you, it’s easier than you might think!

  • Pick a Christmas fabric that also incorporates the farmhouse feel. I found my fabric at my local craft store. I love farmhouse ticking and I pick up a bit of it every time I see it in any store. Just having some around means I can make a gnome with it!
  • Decide if you want a fluffy beard or a straight and clean one. I personally wanted to try out a brushed beard for that cleaner look on my farmhouse Christmas gnome. All I did was brush the fur before putting it on my little DIY Christmas gnome!

And that’s it! You just make a gnome like I detailed above, but using a different fabric. Easy, right?!

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What About Making it a Farmhouse Holiday Gnome?

Well, now you think you’re throwing me for a loop, right?! No. This is easy too. You don’t have to go over the top to make a farmhouse holiday gnome. The steps to turn your simple sock gnome into a holiday gnome is so similar, it’s almost not worth mentioning, but I will note what I did differently.

  • First, I chose a farmhouse ticking fabric that has an antique cast to the coloration. Just that little off-white shading really takes the brightness down and turns it into a more deep and rich tomte.
  • Adding a tiny sprig of holiday floral makes this less of a “oh, it’s just a red gnome” into a clearly holiday category. Simple enough and does not have to overpower the little nisse, this sprig makes a different statement altogether.
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More Gnomes – So Many Gnomes for You…

If you’re like me and are obsessed love making gnomes with which to decorate and gift with, you might love these other DIY gnome tutorials:

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Kathleen S.

Monday 6th of September 2021

Thank you so much for sharing these tutorials! They are fun to make, and so cute!!

Rachel

Thursday 5th of December 2019

Sarah thank you! This is the best gnome tutorial I’ve read so far, and I’ve read a lot! Everyone in my life will be getting a gnome for Christmas.

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Friday 6th of December 2019

"You get a gnome! You get a gnome!" It's like Oprah giving everyone a gnome - love it!

Ruth

Friday 8th of November 2019

What size wooden bead did you use for the farmhouse gnome? Please

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Friday 8th of November 2019

They are about 3/4 inch beads - I picked them up on Amazon but I have seen them at the craft stores, too.

Elida

Sunday 15th of September 2019

Is the hat glued all the way around the gnomes head? Thank you.

Sarah Nenni-Daher

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Yes, the hat should be attached securely. I do have a few I made with velcro so I could use the same body with different hats - just an idea if you didn't want to secure it permanently.

Marie Andersson

Saturday 27th of April 2019

Thank´s for sharing this! Something I will do, love swedish gnomes. Maybee because I live in Sweden? =)

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