This Elegant Gnome Wreath Will Make a Statement!

While knee-deep in yarn, I found a skein that I had to use. I made this delightfully elegant gnome wreath in about 30 minutes. It was such a fast craft, I just had to share!

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Make this easy yarn-wrapped elegant gnome wreath, a fun gnome Christmas wreath!

Elegant Gnome Wreath

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have waaaaay too many craft supplies. Seriously, I could probably sell half of it and still fill a room–and never run out of inspiration. Which is exactly what happened to inspire me to make this elegant gnome wreath.


No, I wasn’t selling my craft supplies (don’t get excited there, Susan), but I was trying to organize my yarn and I saw this skein of pretty grey alpaca wool that I didn’t use up on my last project. Well, the rest is history, because now I have this elegant gnome wreath on my door and a trio of gnomes to greet me! 

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If you’re ready to grab some yarn and start wrapping, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make a Christmas gnome Wreath

  • Wrapping the yarn around the wreath form is super easy–but you may not cover every tiny bit the first time. It’s ok. That happens. Just wrap it a second time and that will cover every gap, I promise.
  • Definitely use a round foam wreath form, like this one. If you use a wire one, you’ll have all sorts of shape issues–and don’t even try a square-edged foam wreath form. You will not be happy with it. Get a round one. You’ll love it.
  • Click here to get the free printable pattern for the gnomes. You could probably figure out how to make them just by looking at the photo, but really, why bother when you can 
  • If you’re wanting to make this fun Christmas gnome wreath look exactly like mine, you’ll need dark yarn to wrap around the wreath form. I used this super soft alpaca yarn I found. I had it for another project but didn’t use the whole skein, which is what inspired me to make this elegant gnome wreath.
How to Make a Gnome Wreath with little gnome faces

How Do I Make this Elegant Gnome Wreath?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. Our full video tutorial can be found on YouTube – are you subscribed yet? 

Yield: 1 adorable Christmas wreath

Elegant Gnome Wreath

How to Make a Gnome Wreath with little gnome faces

While knee-deep in yarn, I found a skein that I had to use. I made this delightfully elegant gnome wreath in about 30 minutes. It was such a fast craft, I just had to share!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • 1 skein Sable (charcoal) Alpaca yarn
  • 1 foam wreath form
  • ¼ yard red craft felt
  • Mongolian fur
  • 3 small wood rounds
  • 3 noses (I used polymer clay)


  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Exacto knife
  • Scissors


  1. To make the gnomes, follow the instructions found here. But, basically, cut out the mongolian fur in beard and mustache shapes. how to make a gnome christmas wreath step 1 cut faux fur for gnome beard
  2. Glue the beard and mustaches to the wood rounds, then glue the nose onto each round, followed by a red felt hat. Leave off the gnome ornament hangers until your wreath form is wrapped. how to make a farmhouse christmas wreath with gnomes step 2 assemble Christmas gnome ornaments
  3. Cut a long length of yarn about 2 arm’s length long (hold the yarn by one hand and stretch that arm away from your body, holding the other end of the yarn in your other hand by your heart).
  4. Hot glue one end of the yarn onto a spot on the foam wreath form. how to make a yarn-wrapped wreath for christmas step 3 start yarn on wreath form with hot glue
  5. Snugly wrap the yarn around the form about 10 times.
  6. Hot glue the yarn in place. how to make a farmhouse gnome wreath step 4 wrap yarn around form
  7. Repeat wrapping the yarn about 10 times, then glueing it in place until you run out of yarn. how to make an easy christmas wreath with gnomes step 5 Christmas gnome yarn wreath
  8. Then repeat steps 3-7 until the entire form is wrapped in yarn. How to Make a Gnome wreath for Christmas by wrapping yarn around a foam wreath form
  9. Hot glue one end of the gnome ornament hangers in place on the gnome hats.
  10. Position the gnomes where you want them to hang on your wreath. how to make a scandinavian gnome wreath step 6 tie scandinavian nordic gnomes to wreath
  11. Wrap the ornament hanger around the wreath, then back to the gnome’s hat, then hot glue the ornament hanger to the gnome’s hat. Adjust gnomes immediately before hot glue cools completely, if you need to adjust their location on the wreath.
  12. With the red craft felt, cut as long of a length as possible on one side about 4-5 inches wide.
  13. Tie a large bow with the red craft fur and hot glue the bow onto the bottom of the wreath.
  14. Cut a “v” into the bottom of each tail of the bow. Hang on your favorite door or wall!


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