I wanted to make a little something to go on my door, but not a traditional wreath. I wanted a gnome ornament swag–and I think the result is SUPER fun!
Gnome Ornament Swag
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we want gnomes to greet us during the holiday season. Meaning: every holiday, not just Christmas. But, Christmas is even more so special as a gnome-time, right?! So, I made this fun gnome ornament into a Christmas door hanger swag so a gnome would greet me at the door!
It’s so cute, I can’t help but smile when I get home. And, because it’s pretty sturdy, I’ll be able to use it year after year. If you’re ready to make a fun holiday door decoration with a gnome, let’s get started.
DIY Christmas Gnome Tutorials
If you’re looking for the best DIY Christmas gnome tutorials, you have come to the right place. Check out all of my favorite tomte tutorials for the holidays!
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Tips to Make Christmas Swag
- You have to start by hitting your local craft store. I went to Hobby Lobby because they have that whole section of wreath bits and swag-building-pieces. Specifically, I got:
- Large wintry pine bough
- Small pine bough with pine cones and bells
- Faux antler
- If you wanted to make a more traditional wreath–Christmas wreath thing, you’d want to get more than just the two pine bough pieces. You’d want maybe 6 of each. So just keep that in mind, that making a full gnome wreath from scratch this way will be more intensive.
- I wanted this to teardrop swag hang on the handle of my front door, so I wanted the hook to be more like a coat hanger so I could get it off easily. If you would like it to hang from a hook on your door, you can twist the hook tighter, as you’ll be able to lift it off the hook rather than threading the wire through it.
- Word of caution if it’s your first time cutting faux fur to make your Christmas gnome ornament. Do not cut the fur with scissors. Use an exacto knife or similar and only cut the fabric on the back of the fur–never the fur itself.
- You can put other Christmas ornaments or red berries in your swag, heck, if you want to be really cool, you can put some battery operated warm white LED lights in it. You know, make it a little pre-lit swag, if you will. But I wanted more simple farmhouse style, so I left it quite plain.
- To turn this door swag into a mailbox swag, just make 2 of the same and then twist the wires together and under each other. Lay this over the top of your mailbox and ta-da!
How Do I Make this Gnome Swag?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
More Gnome Tutorials You Might Like
- DIY Chef Gnome – He’s got the cutest toque you’ll ever see and it’s so easy, you’ll be astounded!
- Nordic Viking Gnome – Make this fun Nordic gnome to bring some whimsy to your entryway, or your dragon boat, whichever.
- Mermaid Gnome – She’ll sing you the song of the sea–and kill you with her cuteness.
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