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Make This Bead Nose Farmhouse Gnome Ornament – 3 Ways!

I love making gnomes and this easy farmhouse gnome ornament is the newest addition to my farmhouse Christmas tree. It’s so cute and fun!

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I love these easy farmhouse gnome ornaments–they’re super simple and fun to make!

Farmhouse Gnome ornament

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love gnomes. No, like really, there’s a whole section of my craft room just filled with all the supplies and a bookshelf filled with tomte, nisse and alllll the Scandinavian gnomes I’ve made. So, making a farmhouse gnome ornament was kind of a foregone conclusion.

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The fact of the matter, though, is that this easy gnome tutorial is so simple, but you end up with such a cute new Christmas ornament, well, if I wasn’t obsessed with gnomes before, I would be now. If you’re ready to get obsessed, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Gnome Christmas Ornaments

  • Don’t feel like you have to have some kind of magical talent to make gnome Christmas ornaments. They’re ridiculously easy. Grab your glue gun and get started. Seriously.
  • I like to make my gnome beards from craft fur, yarn, mops, pretty much anything that makes for a fun drape below a nose and cute hat. But, my favorite is definitely Mongolian fur. It’s the soft, long grey beard with the dark and light sections–so beautiful.
  • To make a gnome nose, I pretty much use anything round. But if you want to be particular, you can use wood beads like I did to make these gnome noses.
  • Grab a festive embellishment for the hat. If you want to embroider a snowflake into the front of the hat, go for it! I like to grab a pre-made bauble like these pretty poinsettia flowers. Fast, easy and super cute!
  • I made this entire gnome a no-sew pattern by using hot glue to make all my hems. But you could use a sewing machine.
  • If you’ve never cut Mongolian fur before, do not just go after it with scissors. You’ll ruin the drape and be super sorry. But, if you flip the fur over and cut the fabric only with an exacto knife, you’ll be able to save the fur and it’ll look great!
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How Do I Make this Farmhouse Gnome Ornament?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a DIY Christmas crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our farmhouse gnome ornament video tutorial.

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Farmhouse Gnome Ornament

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If you have ever wanted to add a gnome ornament to your farmhouse Christmas decor, this farmhouse gnome ornament is perfect! Plus it's a super easy gnome tutorial that anyone can do!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • 1, 3/4 inch wood bead
  • 3, 1/4 inch wood bead for nose and decorations
  • beard material (faux fur scraps, yarn, twine, etc.)
  • twine (28 inches)
  • fabric for hats (small square or rectangle no less than 3 inches high and wide)
  • decorations for hats (small bells, sprigs and berries, buttons, etc.)

Tools

  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Scissors
  • Razor blade or exacto knife
  • Skewer, optional

Instructions

  1. Measure 28 inches of twine per ornament and fold in half. Set aside.  how to make a farmhouse gnome ornament step 2 28 inches of twine
  2. Place a large wood bead onto the fur or measure the diameter of the bead and cut that amount. If you are cutting faux fur, be sure to only cut the backing. If you are using yarn, double each strand over (you will glue the fold). how to make a gnome ornament for a farmhouse christmas tree step 3 cut faux fur
  3. Thread the large bead onto the folded twine and glue on the faux fur in the middle of the bead, making sure to wrap it around all the way. how to make a gnome ornament step 4 thread bead onto doubled over twine how to make a gnome christmas ornament step 5 glue faux fur beard to bead
  4. To make the gnome hat, lay out the fabric and cut it so that it can wrap around the entire bead (over the beard) and add an additional 1/2 of an inch for seam allowance. Be generous over stingy here - we can always take fabric away). how to make a christmas farmhouse gnome ornament step 6 measure the desired hat height with a hem at bottom
  5. Pick up the piece of fabric, fold it on one side so it is half the width. Hold the fold and cut a rounded bottom. Then, move up from the bottom edge by 1/4 of an inch and cut into a flat-topped triangle. To estimate the height, know that the top of the hat will start at 5 inches down the looped twine to allow for an ample hanging cord. how to make a gnome christmas ornament step 7 cut the hat with a rounded off bottom how to make a gnome christmas tree ornament step 7.1 cut the hat with a triangle side and a flat top
  6. Glue the hat hem by folding up the bottom edge of the fabric. Glue the far right hem, as well. Fold down the flattened top and hem it with glue. how to make a gnome ornament for a farmhouse christmas tree step 8 hem the bottom with hot glue and flip up one quarter inch how to make a farmhouse gnome christmas tree ornament step 8.1 hem the side and top
  7. Position the bearded bead down the twine and line up the hat so the top of the hat sits at 5 inches. Add glue to the hat and secure the twine hanger. how to make a farmhouse gnome ornament with a beard step 9 glue the hat to the twine at 5 inches down for hanging
  8. Turn the gnome body over to the front and split the faux fur. In the middle of that split, add a small wood bead for the nose. Position the hat’s bottom brim in the center and glue to the nose. easy tutorial for a gnome ornament step 10 add gnome nose  easy tutorial for a farmhouse gnome ornament step 11 glue hat to the top of the gnome nose
  9. Wrap the hat closed, starting with the non-hemmed side and rolling the bottom to the body of the gnome. Skip the middle and secure the very top of the hat. If you are making a poofy hat, fill with poly fiber and glue the middle closed. Note: if there is excess fabric, roll the hemmed side inward and secure. I tried to match the pattern and this helped to do so. easy tutorial for a farmhouse christmas gnome ornament step 12 glue the hat to the bead and roll in the sides and secure
  10. To finish the gnome, string a wood bead over the looped part of the twine and secure with a knot. On the twine just under the beard, make a knot, slide on a bead, and then make a split knot to secure. Pull the bead down just over the top of the knot to ensure the twine stays down. easy tutorial for a gnome farmhouse christmas tree ornament step 13 add bead accent at top and tie a knot over to secure easy tutorial to make a gnome ornament step 13.1 add bead accent at bottom with knot then bead then knot to secure
  11. Decorate the gnomes however you’d like and you’re done! easy tutorial to make a farmhouse gnome ornament step 14 add decorations to the hat if desired

Notes

For more gnome ornaments, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots. 

  1. Use a skewer and push it through each bead to clear the hole and remove shards. 
  2. Set up an assembly line if you’re making many of these gnome ornaments.
  3. Test out different beard materials to achieve your desired look. A few ideas are Mongolian fur, crinkle fur, yarn, brushed out yarn, and twine. 

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