Easy Gnome Treat Jar Using a Placemat

In about 10 minutes, you can make this impressive gnome treat jar wrap using a pre-made placemat and your hot glue gun. This is honestly one of the cutest Christmas gnome crafts I’ve ever made!

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You can make an adorable gnome treat jar using a pre-made placemat. Grab your glue gun!


Gnome Jar Wrap – An Easy and Quick Gnome Craft

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am inspired by so many things I see at craft stores. ‘Normal’ items are displayed in a way which triggers your brain to start putting things together: paint, brushes, and wood in a holiday display, for example.

But what about placemats? Stay with me… The thing I love about pre-made placemats is that they usually have two different fabrics: the fancy side and the plain side. Well, we’re going to use both to make the easiest Christmas gnome craft ever. Let’s get started.

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Tips for Making a Gnome Treat Jar

  • Get a contrasting-sided placemat and your work is basically done for you. :) If you can’t find one, determine a way to delineate the body from the hat: a ribbon trim, decorative stitching, etc.
  • Make sure the wrap fits the body snuggly. This is the part which will stay on the gnome so we want it secure.
  • For the hat, it should be loose so that it is easy to slip on and off. Adding a bit extra in the hem allowance is the best way to do this.
  • I used Velcro® sticky-back for fabric ovals for this project, however, you can use the strips, as well. Just make sure you use the sticky backed ones for fabric.
  • I used a larger jar for this project (picked up at the Dollar General) which is just bigger than the quart mason jar. That would work very well for this project, too.
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How to Make a Gnome Treat Jar Wrap

Friends, this is a quick and easy craft. If you’d like the written tutorial, scroll down (note that you can print it, as well). For those who are visual learners like me, here is the full gnome treat jar wrap tutorial on YouTube. Pssst: while you’re there, go ahead and subscribe – I share fun stuff.

Yield: 1 Gnome Gift

Gnome Jar Wrap (Placemat)

square image of a gnome treat jar made with a premade placemat on a holiday and wood themed background

You can make any vessel into the most adorable gnome jar wrap using a pre-made placemat. Grab you glue gun and we can start making an adorable Christmas gnome gift.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Pre-Made Placemat
  • Sticky-Back Fabric Velcro®
  • Faux Fur (or Other Beard Material)
  • 1 Inch Wood Round (or Other Nose)
  • Twine
  • Star Accent


  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Gold Paint (optional)


  1. Wrap placemat around jar making it quite snug, add 1 inch for the seam allowance and Velcro® closure, and cut to size. The body piece should fit very tightly. Hem all open edges.
  2. Wrap the body piece around the jar and affix the Velcro®.
  3. Decide where to place the hat, cut the faux fur for the beard, and adhere near the top of the body piece.
  4. Split the fur to the fabric backing, add a generous portion of hot glue, and affix the nose.
  5. Cut the hat to size adding a bit more to your size because it should be loose. Hem all open edges.
  6. Wrap the hat around the jar, placing it just on top of the nose. Affix the Velcro® and tie up the top with twine.
  7. Add decoration and the gnome jar wrap is ready for gifting!step by step image collage of how to make a gnome treat jar using a pre made placemat


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