There’s a little bit of magic in this easy Dumbledore gnome. It’s so fun and simple–but this Harry Potter gnome pattern is so cool looking, it’s like winning the Tri-Wizard tournament.
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If we’re not reading the books to the kiddo, we’re digging out our copy of fantastic beasts and other magical creatures. I swear, we’re just having the best time with our little Harry Potter fan. But one thing we hadn’t done (that the kiddo has been asking for) is make our own wizard gnome.
This Dumbledore gnome is just the first of a couple. Because I love how our Dumbledore turned out. And the little one has definitely been bitten by a gnome bug, so we’re waving our magic wands for more. If you’re ready to get a wizard gnome made for your fan, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make this harry potter gnome
- Definitely use merino wool for the beard. I know that using craft fur for beards on a gnome is a common choice, but this DIY Harry Potter gnome really calls for a long, swirly whirley beard.
- The best touch of “Dumbledore-ness” you can put on this gnome besides the beard is the glasses. I mean, they’re kind of iconic. So, if you don’t have a pair just laying around, I found a pair of perfect little glasses that Dumbledore is sporting.
- While this awesome Harry Potter inspired gnome is a fun decoration, he’s not really a garden gnome. So, keep Dumbledore indoors and maybe set him on a stack of Harry Potter books. You know, in case he gets bored and wants to read.
- Although I often make noses out of polymer clay, this time I decided to use a wooden bead from this kit I have. It’s just handy if you want to make a super simple farmhouse gnome, to not have to make the clay and bake it–all that mess.
How Do I Make this Wizard Gnome?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
More Harry Potter Crafts You Might Like
- Harry Potter Wands – If you’ve got a little wizard that needs to have a pointer to help them learn to read, you cannot go wrong with making a few Harry Potter wands for this. They’ll love it–and you’ll love the magical ability to help your kiddo learn to read.
- Harry Potter Mason Jars – These are a fun, easy project for any age kiddo! And they’re perfect for organizing homework supplies at home or they’d make a great teacher appreciation gift.
- Sorting Hat Bookmark – A little bit difficult to mess this one up–it’s so wrinkly, the Sorting Hat just screams “kids can make me”. Ok. Maybe not really, but it’s so cute!
- Pencil Wands for Teacher Gifts – I don’t know any teacher that doesn’t have a problem losing pencils in her class. But if you give her (or him) a handful of these great wands, they won’t lose a single one!
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