Easy Felt Gnome Bottle Toppers Make Great Gifts

I adore making fun (and fast) DIY gifts – and great scrap buster projects. These easy felt gnome wine bottle toppers check off all the right marks!

Learn how to make a gnome bottle topper using a scrap of felt and faux fur and make some adorable gifts, decor, and even turn them into ornaments.

A gray felt gnome wine bottle cover on a bottle of wine in front of a small pine tree and a blue background.
Fast and fun, you can make this easy felt gnome wine bottle topper in just 5 minutes.

Felt Gnome Bottle Toppers

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I really love making super fast crafts that use up all the little bits and bobs that I have laying around. When I had this idea to make a felt gnome wine bottle topper, I jumped to dig into my “scraps” pile.

Honestly, it should just be called “I don’t want to throw it out just yet because I might use it one day, some day, or never.”

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The hat, the beard, the nose, they just all come together to make one of my favorite gnome crafts I’ve made this season. Bright and cheery, this wine bottle gnome is a great DIY gift idea anyone can make because there’s no sewing. If you’re ready to make a 5-minute gnome, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Wine Bottle Gnomes

  • I used scraps to make my felt gnome bottle toppers. You can certainly do the same – but if you’re not awash in felt scraps and pieces of random faux fur, you can grab my favorite white faux fur here and the thick, premium felt that I like to use here.
  • Do you have to use a wine bottle to make these wine bottle gnomes? Absolutely not. If you want to, these same gnomes will fit on a glass soda bottle, a sparkling juice or water bottle, or even spirits.
  • If you’re a little concerned about cutting faux fur, don’t worry, I have a tutorial which walks you through it. This quick instructional video shows you exactly how to cut faux fur the right way. It’s easiest to use a craft knife (like an Exacto) or a razor blade.
  • Vary up the size of the gnome nose. Some ideas for noses are pompoms, wool felt balls, wood balls or beads, and polymer clay rolled and baked. You can also use a piece of nylon stuffed with Poly Fill to create any shape of nose.
Square close up image of a gray hat felt gnome wine bottle topper with white beard on a bottle of wine next to a mini pine tree in front of a blue background.

How Do I Make this Felt Gnome Wine Bottle Topper?

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this quick holiday craft. If you are a visual learner or are creating a playlist, here is the full gnome bottle topper video tutorial.

Yield: 1 Felt Gnome Wine Bottle Topper

Felt Gnome Wine Bottle Toppers

felt gnome wine bottle topper

You can make these easy felt gnome wine bottle toppers in about 5 minutes and they're so cute - and look amazing! They make a great Christmas gift DIY or hostess gift.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • 1 Sheet Premium Felt
  • Small Amount of White Mongolian Fur
  • 1 - 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch Wood Bead or Ball
  • Small Bell
  • Wine Bottle

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Fabric Marker or Chalk, optional
  • Razor Blade or Craft Knife
  • Needle and Thread

Instructions

  1. Cut your beard by flipping the fur over fur-side-down on your table and, using your razor blade or craft knife, cut the fabric backing only of the fur to a 5-inch wide triangle shape with a 1-inch tall drop from the top edge. Gently pull the fur away from the cut fabric, revealing your beard. Set that aside.
  2. Fold the premium felt fabric in half and cut a triangle with a 7-inch tall side along the fold line with a 5-inch wide base. Include a 1/4-inch wide section at the top for a bell to be added in the next step.
  3. Unfold the felt triangle and, working at the top of your hat shape, thread your needle (no need to knot it on the end). Work the needle through the felt from the back side through to the front - do not pull the thread all the way through, just one end. Then thread the needle through the top of the bell and then back through the top of the hat, right next to where you came out, from the front to the back of the fabric. Remove the needle.
  4. Tighten the thread to modify the positioning of the bell to a place you like, then tie the ends together, taking care not to pull the thread too tight to avoid wrinkling the felt,. Trim the ends of the thread to about 1 inch long, then tack down both ends of the thread with hot glue to keep them from snagging on the wine bottle.
  5. Fold or roll the hat shape over onto itself and overlap the two long edges by about 1/4-inch. Hot glue this in place. Allow the hot glue to cool completely before proceeding.
  6. Trim the back of the hat shape to round off the hat and make the edge more clean.
  7. Hot glue the wood bead or ball to the front of the hat on the INSIDE of the hat, visible just under the edge of the hat. Allow the hot glue to cool completely before proceeding.
  8. Match up the center of the faux fur beard with the nose, then hot glue the faux fur (fur side) to the front of the hat on the INSIDE of the hat, taking care to only glue the faux fur (not to glue part of the hat to itself). If necessary, hot glue the sides of the beard down as well, to further secure the beard. Allow the hot glue to cool completely before proceeding.
  9. Slip the gnome down over the neck of your wine bottle and get ready to display because your gnome is complete! photo collage tutorial of how to make a felt gnome wine bottle topper

Notes

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