This no-sew Easter gnome tutorial is going to make everyone say, “Aww!” It’s a quick DIY with basic craft supplies, so let’s get started with our bunny gnome!
DIY Easter Gnome
Do you ever get an idea in your head that will not let you sleep until it’s made? As with all of my DIY felt gnomes, that was the case with this adorable Easter gnome, friends. I made sketch after sketch to get the plan just right and here he is. A Scandinavian gnome dressed up for Easter!
This Easter bunny gnome got all dressed up for the holiday and is decked out in a carrot-inspired gnome hat and has the most endearing little bunny ears. If you gave him a little egg basket, wouldn’t he just look the part?! Let’s get started on our newest Ruffles and Rain Boots gnome tutorial.
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- ankle socks
- rubber band
- craft fur (we like these)
- nose (we love using these for a natural look)
- orange, brown, and pink craft felt (get it here on Amazon)
- leaves, eggs, or bird embellishments for hat
- scissors (we used regular and pinking shears)
- glue gun and sticks
- black marker
- razor blade or craft knife
- Place rice in a jar and put the sock opening over the top.
- Flip the jar to easily fill the sock with rice. Make sure the sock is full but leave enough room to secure the top with a rubber band. Trim excess fabric.
- Use a razor blade to cut the craft fur (the backing only) into a triangle that is about 9 inches at its widest point and as long to touch the bottom of rice-filled sock body. Your goal is to cut it long enough to wrap it around most of the body. Secure it to the sock with hot glue.
- Roll orange craft felt into a cone shape and glue down the side. Trim the bottom so that it is even(ish). We used pinking shears to give the gnome hat some character.
- Fold the bottom up to make a cuff but do not secure. Set aside.
- From the white felt, cut two ear shapes about 5 inches tall with a rounded top edge. Repeat with the pink felt, cutting them slightly smaller. Glue the pink felt into the middle of the white felt to make bunny ears.
- Unfold the cuff of the hat, making a note where the fold was. Secure the bottom edges of the bunny ears to that fold, flip up the cuff again, and secure the cuff down with glue.
- Add horizontal lines on the orange felt to mimic a carrot.
- Place the hat onto the gnome and secure with hot glue. Place the gnome nose under the brim of the hat and glue on any extras (like the leaves we used).
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Let me just be the first to admit that I have had a gnome invasion. For a few years, tomte, nisser, gnomes – whatever you want to call them – have taken over as the go-to decor pieces. From our popular 15-minute Christmas gnome ornaments to our first little 30-minute Scandinavian gnome tutorial, I love coming up with new designs.
Right now, I’m making no less than 5 more gnome tutorials! I absolutely love the little guys and gals. If you do as well, check out more of our gnome projects:
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