Make a Gnome Wine Bag and Bottle Cover

I love making gnomes and this fun DIY gnome wine bag is a fast 10-minute craft that takes a plain wine gift bag to WOW! Use a scrap of fur, a scrap of fabric, and this easy tutorial to make a hostess gif that will really impress.

Gnomes are an undying trend and this looks like you bought it at a high-end store. It’s a fun craft night idea because you can assemble the entire thing with just a glue gun.

Holiday and Christmas gnome bottle topper DIY with a wine bottle and decor on a dark wood background.
This easy Scandinavian gnome wine bag gift idea is just so fun to make and super fast – only 10 minutes!

Scandinavian Gnome Wine Bag

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are incredibly and unashamedly obsessed with making gnomes. Also, I am equally obsessed with handmade gift ideas. I was brainstorming some ideas to drop on my friends’ porches this holiday season and this no-sew gnome pattern came to me to wrap around a good bottle of wine.

A quick Scandinavian gnome wine bag is perfect for dropping on the doorstep with a little note about how they make my year bright. Plus, this is such a unique and fun idea, I know my friends are going to love it. If your’e ready to make a quick 10-minute gnome craft, let’s get started.

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Gnome Wine Bag / Gnome Bottle Cover Video Tutorial

For those of us who are visual learners, I’ve created a full gnome wine bag video tutorial here on YouTube. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe – we have a lot of fun.

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Watch how easily this gnome bottle cover comes together!

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 and all year round.

More gnome bottle toppers and cover tutorials you might be interested in are:

  • Felt Gnome Bottle Topper – This easy gnome DIY is made with craft felt and a scrap of fur you can pick up at the craft store.
  • Gnome Wine Bottle – Friends, this is fun and easy (and you get to drink the wine first).
  • 5-Minute Gnome Bottle Topper – When I say this is a fast project, it’s a start-to-finish craft you can put together just before gifting it!
Close up image of a gnome bottle topper gift bag in front of a holiday background with a wine bottle.
Make this elegant gnome bottle topper and gift bag in just 10 minutes.

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Wine gift bag gnome with text which reads Scandinavian gnome wine bottle bag.
Add elegance and whimsy to your hostess gifts by creating this gnome wine bag in minutes.

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Tips to Make a Gnome Wine Gift Bag

  • Start by grabbing one of these perfectly-sized wine bags here. Sure, you can sew one up, but why would you when they’re so reasonably priced and we’re going to for a no-sew gnome craft?! In all seriousness, though, wine bottle bags are easy to make, if you want to sew one.
  • I love all the little “extra” elements that go into making Scandinavian gnomes, the bits and bauble details that make them personalized. For this easy gnome wine bag, I chose to add one of these large Christmas bells. They’re large, which adds a little whimsy and it helps this craft double as the perfect Christmas decor.
  • Let’s talk about that faux fur I used for the beard. If you’ve seen any of my other gnome tutorials (of which there are many here on Ruffles and Rain Boots) you know that I love Mongolian fur. It’s long, rich and that varied color of frosted gray just gets me every time. If you want a beautiful drape, I recommend the fur here. 
no-sew gnome gift bag with text which reads make this scandinavian gnome wine bag 10-minute craft
Wouldn’t you love to receive this high-end looking gnome – he doubles as Christmas decor!

How to Make a Gnome Wine Bag

Below is our written and printable tutorial and if you have any questions, just use the comments section below. If you’re a visual learner like me, I shared the link to the video tutorial above.

Yield: 1 Scandinavian Gnome Wine Bag

Scandinavian Gnome Wine Bag

scandinavian gnome wine gift bag

I love how easy it was to make this Scandinavian gnome wine bag. Just a few minutes and I will be ready to drop this fun no-sew gnome off on a friend's porch with a bottle of their favorite wine!

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • 1 Canvas Wine Bag
  • 1/4 yd Winter Flannel Cloth
  • 1/8 yd Minky Sherpa Fabric
  • 1 Large Christmas Bell
  • Black and White Twisted String
  • Small Amount of Polyfill
  • Wood Bead or Clay Ball


  • Scissors
  • Razor Blade or Exacto Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue


  1. Lay the faux fur fur-side-down on the table and the canvas wine bag on top. Using the width and height of your bag as a guide, cut out a rectangle about 3 inches shorter than the bag, but the same width as the bag from the faux fur using the razor blade or exacto knife, cutting the fabric backing of the fur only, not the fur itself.
  2. Cut a small 2-inch by 5 inch rectangle of faux fur for the mustache, hot gluing the fabric backing in half and separating the faux fur with your fingers to either side, making a fluffy, full mustache.
  3. Glue the beard in place on the front of the wine bag, taking care to leave a 1-inch area at the top of the beard un-glued so you have room to tuck the hat in behind.
  4. Cut two triangles of your flannel fabric equal width as your wine bag, about 10-inches tall. Place the two triangles of flannel face-to-face and hot glue the edges on the two sides together. Allow the hot glue to cool completely.
  5. Turn the triangle right side up and trim off about 1-inch from the back side , starting about 1/2-inch from the seam. Tuck the back of the hat between the fur and the wine bag, hot gluing it in place both to the wine bag and the beard. Allow the hot glue to cool completely. photo collage of how to make a wine bottle bag gnome
  6. Place a bit of polyfill into the hat to give it a fuller look.
  7. Cut a length of minky sherpa fabric about 3-inches wide by the same length of your wine bag, plus 1 inch on each side.
  8. Hot glue this length of minky sherpa fabric to the brim of the flannel hat, tucking the sides down and hot gluing them in place.
  9. Hot glue the nose in place, adding a dot of hot glue to the top of the nose then pinching the fabric down onto this spot, to give the hat a little bit of a wrinkle.
  10. Affix the mustache to the beard, just below the nose.
  11. Attach the string to the bell on one end, then, with your exacto knife or rasor blade, pry apart the tip of your hat and tuck the other end of the string up into the hat and hot glue closed.
  12. Place the wine bottle into the bag and hot glue down the loose sizes of the beard, if they are pushed outward by having the wine bottle in the bag. Then get ready to gift, because you're good to gnome! photo collage of how to make a wine bag gnome


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Take 10 minutes and use scraps to create this DIY gnome bottle bag using this easy tutorial.

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