If you love to recycle, this elegant wine bottle gnome craft is for you! Clean a wine bottle, grab some paint and join me for this easy DIY gnome that doesn’t require any sewing or gnome pattern.
You will need a clean bottle (of any kind), paint, a scrap of faux fur, and a wood ball or bead to get started. Grab some friends and make this a craft night idea for the holidays.
Easy Wine Bottle Gnome Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love a hearing from readers and getting challenges and requests. This gnome bottle was one a reader sent in back in April of 2021 and by May it was completed.
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And I promptly forgot about it until 18 months later…
That’s the way it goes with me: sometimes I am hyper-focused on getting something done and published on YouTube and here on the site; sometimes crafts sit for years until they’re completed or shared. What can I say? I like the actual crafting part best of this job.
Even though I’m just getting around to sharing this cutie, I figured he was definitely worth putting out there. It’s an easy craft and one that can be put down and picked up at your leisure. Who doesn’t love that?! Let’s get started.
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If you need to drink a bottle of wine (no judgement here) or gather up some supplies, save this to a DIY pin board or share it on Facebook. Either will make this easy to find when you’re ready to begin and I thank you for the share.
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Tips for Making This Style of DIY Gnome Decor
- If you don’t have glass paint, use a chalk paint (my choice) or gouache paint. Both provide an opaque finish in just a few coats.
- Do not skip sealing the paint. All types of paint should be sealed when working on the outside of glass. Chips and dings will flake off and scratches will show easily if the paint isn’t sealed.
- Ideas for sealant: Liquitex varnish (my choice), polyurethane sealant (I prefer the spray-on style), and ModPodge are all good options. Apply sealant in long, light brush strokes or long, thin passes with the spray can.
- For a modern look, use a smaller triangle of faux fur (any style, any pile length) fo rthe gnome beard. For a more traditional look, use a rectangle or triangle of faux fur which extends from side to side.
- The gnome nose I used was a wooden ball (no holes), but you can use a wooden bead, a round of fabric stuffed with Poly-Fil, or even a button.
- Make this a year-round gnome easily. Choose a neutral color for the body paint and swap out the decorations on the top for each season, holiday, or event. Head over to the Dollar Tree or other discount stores to pick up small accents.
- I’d love to see if you make this into a Christmas gnome! Come share it in the Facebook group here.
DIY Wine Bottle Gnome Instructions
Below is the full written and printable step-by-step tutorial on creating this easy gnome craft idea using a bottle for the gnome body and hat. If you are a visual learner, watch the short wine bottle gnome tutorial here on YouTube.
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More Gnome Crafts You Might Like
- Gnome Bottle Topper – This is a reader favorite because it’s SO easy to put together, you can literally make it right before gifting a bottle of wine.
- Elegant Gnome Wine Bag – Take gifting to the next level and make it look like you spent a fortune (when you really didn’t). :)
- Easy Gnome Ornaments – Have 5 minutes? Make these popular gnome ornaments using scraps!
- 3-Minute Sock Gnome for Christmas Gifts and Decor – Kids and adults alike will all love to create this cutie that requires NO gnome pattern at all.
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