This set of farmhouse gnomes with skis is the cutest little snow-bunny gnome couple that couldn’t be easier! It’s just a few minutes until they’re skiing down the slopes.
Farmhouse Gnomes with Skis
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are a little in love with simple gnomes with fun details that make them unique. To be honest, I kind of seek out this kind of gnome and often end up surprising myself with the resulting adorableness. That’s what happened with this little skiing gnome couple.
You see, I had an idea in my head that inspired these gnomes, but then when they came together, they were so much more fun than I could have imagined. And they were so fast, I could see myself making these as gifts for everyone on my holiday list this year. If you’re ready to make a cute set of farmhouse sock gnomes with skis, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Skiing Gnomes
- Start by grabbing the gorgeous skis and the cute little hats at my local craft store. Sure, you could make those things, I had even planned to make them myself. But the thing is, these ornaments were the PERFECT size and I just couldn’t break away from the allure of it being done for me.
- Now, these aren’t your typical DIY Christmas gnomes, but if you wanted to make them just a little bit more holiday-esque, you could add some little holly leaves and berries cut from felt to their hats. And that’s all it would take!
- Let’s talk about what makes gnomes so, well, gnomey – it’s the beard. But it’s not really magic, even if you’re a beginner. Just flip the fur face-down and, with a razor blade or craft knife, cut the fabric backing of the fur (not the fur) and then gently pull the cut piece away, separating the fur as you go. No scissors and a fantastic beard!
How Do I Make Farmhouse Gnomes with Skis?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 2 Grey Adult-Sized Socks
- 2 cups Poly Beads
- Small Amount of Polyfill
- Scraps Minky Fabric for Boots
- 2 Sets Ski Ornaments
- 2 Mini Winter Hat Ornaments
- 3 Wine Corks
- Small Amount of Twine or 1/8-inch Suede Ribbon
- 2 Small Clay Balls or Wood Beads for Noses
- 4 Extra Small Clay Balls or Wood Beads for Hands
- 24-inches Grey Roving
- Faux Fur
- 2 Small Dollar Store Foam Hair Curlers
- Embroidery Thread
- Razor Blade or Craft Knife
- Funnel, optional
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Wire Cutters
- Disassemble the ski ornaments and set aside.
- Pour the poly beads into the toe of the sock. Fill the sock with poly fill about three-quarters of the way to the ankle. Tie off the sock with a knot. Trim the excess sock off and secure with a little hot glue for extra security.
- Fill one of the hat ornaments with a small amount of polyfill, then fit it onto the sock to make sure they fit together well. Set aside.
- Lay the faux fur face-down so you're working with the fabric backing. Using a razor or craft knife (not scissors), cut a rectangle wide enough to wrap all the way around one of the stuffed socks and long enough to cover the bottom 2/3 of the sock and have a hangover of about 1/2 inch. Be careful to only cut the fabric backing, not the faux fur if you want a nice, natural beard.
- Wrap the rectangle of fur around the sock just under the knot and secure using hot glue. Only glue around the top half so the bottom is left loose and able to flow easily.
- Part the beard a little where you'd like your nose to sit. Hot glue the clay ball or wooden bead in place.
- Add a dot of hot glue to the top of the nose and tuck the hat brim down onto the nose in a cute wrinkle.
- Tug the hat down in the back and hot glue it in place. Set aside the little guy gnome.
- To make the little gal gnome, separate your roving into 3 pieces, then braid the three pieces together, making the braid about 8-9 inches long, then tying it off with embroidery thread on each end. Hot glue the braids on either side of the gnome girl body, tucking the tops under the hat on either side of the body.
- Make bangs by cutting a 1/3 - 1/2 inch length of roving, then tucking them up into the brim of the hat, fluffing it to make them look loose and flowing. Hot glue the roving in place.
- Hot glue the clay ball or wood bead to the center of the face area, just below the bangs.
- Cut one of the scrap pieces of sock into 4 1-inch wide lengths about 6 inches long.
- Cut the foam hair rollers in half, then wrap each portion using the sock pieces, hot gluing them in place to make arms.
- Slide one end of each arm up into the hat, on either side of the body, and hot glue them in place.
- Add hands by hot gluing the extra small wood beads or clay balls to the ends of the arms.
- To make the boots, cut two of the wine corks in half with the scissors.
- Hot glue each of the wine cork halves onto the front bottom of each of the intact wine corks, forming a rough foot shape.
- Wrap the wine cork shapes with the minky fur, taking care to cut slits in the front of the boot shape to make a tongue to cover the wine corks in total. Repeat with all of the other wine cork shoes.
- Wrap each furry boot shape in a bit of twine or suede ribbon, then hot glue to the center of the skis.
- Separate the skis slightly, hot glue a gnome on top of each set, and enjoy!
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