DIY Easter Gnome Bottle Topper

You can make an adorable Easter gnome bottle topper DIY in just under 10 minutes using some scraps of fur, felt, and a sweater sleeve. Learn how to make this Easter craft with a hot glue gun.

These bottle toppers can be used for Easter decorations, take away favors for an Easter party, or as a beautiful handmade hostess gift. Read below for the easy bunny bottle topper craft and my tips for getting it right the first time.

Horizontal image of a bunny gnome bottle topper for Easter in front of a wood backdrop and twine Easter bunny egg on fur table.
This Easter gnome bottle topper is a cute little bunny, complete with whiskers, ears, and tail.

Gnome Bottle Topper

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I not only make a lot of gnomes, I make a lot of gifts. I am making a few hostess gifts for friends to prepare for the holiday. And, like always, each basket is getting a bottle of wine.

This year, I am creating a few gnome bottle topper projects to adorn the wine so that the gift basket really stands out. Each of these Easter basket for adults is getting some dish towels, a set of bunny coasters, an adorable little bunny cake stand or deviled egg platter, and some canvas carrots.

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Tips for Making Gnome Bottle Covers

  • Use a sweater sleeve to make this craft less than 10 minutes. It’s so easy and you can find them at thrift stores or in your closet.
  • If you have it, Mongolian fur is my favorite for this project because it’s a long-pile and is so luxurious. You can get the faux fur here in 10×10 inch cuts so you’re not left with tons of fur.
  • A few ideas for gnome noses: wood balls, wood beads, pompoms, wool felt balls, corks, and even cotton fabric stuffed with Poly Fill and drawn into a ball.
  • To make this easy Easter craft even more fluffy, use faux fur as the ear inserts.
  • Be sure to put something in between the sleeve so that no hot glue seeps through.
  • To make the hat from felt, follow this gnome bottle topper tutorial.

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  • DIY Bunny Coasters – Using Dollar Tree supplies, make these adorable bunny coasters in just minutes.
  • Easter Tic-Tac-Toe – This is an easy DIY to pop into an Easter basket as a game on the go!

Make a DIY Gnome Bottle Topper for Easter

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this adorable Easter bunny bottle cover. If you are a visual learner, I recommend the full length Easter gnome bottle topper tutorial here.

Yield: 1 Gnome Bottle Topper

Easter Gnome Bottle Topper

Pink hat Easter gnome bottle topper DIY with white beard and whiskers on a white fur background in front of a wood wall.

This adorable gnome bottle topper is perfect for an Easter gift or to decorate as part of your Easter decor.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $4


  • Old Sweater (we will use a sleeve)
  • Mongolian Fur in White
  • White Pompom
  • White Stiff Felt
  • Wood Ball (I used 1/2 inch)
  • Embroidery Thread in Gray
  • Decorative Flowers


  • Bottle (I used a wine bottle)
  • Exacto Knife
  • Scissors and / or Rotary Cutter
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


  1. Slip the sleeve of the sweater over a wine bottle to determine the height desired for the hat. Cut the sleeve from the sweater and turn inside out. 
  2. Measure two inches from the wrist portion of the sleeve and cut a triangle from there to the top of the opposite side of the sleeve. Set aside the cast off to be used on another gnome project. 
  3. Use a hot glue gun and glue sticks (or a sewing machine) to secure the open edge of the hat. Set aside to let dry. Once dry, turn right sides out, use scissors to press out the tip of the hat, and then turn inside out again. 
  4. Cut a portion of Mongolian fur 3.5 inches wide by 2 inches high using the Exacto knife to cut only the fabric backing of the fur. Fold the rectangle of fur in the center and split the fur to the fabric backing. 
  5. Add a generous portion of hot glue about 1/2 inch down from the top edge of the fur and press the nose into it. Let dry and glue to the inside of the front of the hat, taking care to place something in between the hat layers so no glue transfers through. 
  6. Turn the hat and beard right sides out and add a pompom to the back in the center.Step by step image collage showing how to cut hat, make beard, and assemble a bunny gnome bottle cover.
  7. Cut 3 inches of the gray embroidery thread and split it until you have two sets of two threads each. Glue them to the underside of the nose. 
  8. Cut ear shapes from white, stiff felt and the same (but smaller) from the sweater material. Glue the smaller ear inserts onto the white felt ears. Glue ears to the hat, centering the nose in the middle. 
  9. Decorate with small flowers and slip the gnome bottle topper onto the bottle. 


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