You can make this adorable, easy DIY Scandinavian gnome with braids in no time at all. And you won’t even need faux fur!
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DIY Scandinavian Gnome with Braids
We have been creating a little gnome family for this year’s holiday decorations. We started with a little gnome made from rice, moved onto the male Scandinavian gnome, and today, I’m sharing the most adorable girl gnome with braids.
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- the hat design on these popular Swedish gnomes is just the best thing ever
DIY Christmas Gnome Tutorials
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Supplies to Make DIY Nordic Gnomes
We make gnomes so much here on Ruffles and Rain Boots that we’ve created our own Amazon supplies list for making Swedish gnomes. Check it out!
- Styro Cone (I’ve used 6-inches for this one and 9-inches for this Christmas gnome with a beard)
- Felt (8.5 x 11-inch craft felt will be fine)
- Faux Fur
- Muslin or other natural-looking fabric (I used scraps from sewing patterns)
- Bead, clay shape, or rounded button for the nose
- Glue gun, water, scissors, and a sewing pin
How to Make a Christmas Swedish Gnome with Braids
I tried using the faux fur as braids by cutting it into thin strips. It braided well, but the short fur just went everywhere. It did not look like a braid.
I remembered our experiment brushing yarn for our DIY troll dolls and decided to try that. It worked! This is the yarn we used for the braids but I’m sure you can use any that have a fuzzy-like quality.
Note: if you’re a bit detail-oriented, make sure to line up the seams. Oops.
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