This gnome with a face can be made 3 ways–and it’s SO CUTE! A perfect little Christmas gnome, you CAN have a gnome with a face and a fluffy beard, too!
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Gnome with a Face
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have built-up quite the DIY gnome collection. To be honest, I think that my gnome-making days are just starting, though. They’re so fun to make, gnomes make perfect little gifts and they’re cheap. Seriously, Scandinavian Christmas gnomes are just an all-around great craft.
Let’s take this Swedish gnome, for example. He took about 20 minutes for me to make, he’s a gnome with a face (which is SO AWESOME–and also my first one with a face, by the way) and he’s going to find a new home with my friend as a Christmas decoration in a few days as a housewarming gift. How fun!
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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 a Farmhouse Christmas Gnome
- If you’re cutting faux fur for the first time–or the hundredth, but you’ve always hated how it cuts and you’re not happy with it…well, I have a trick for you. Flip the fur over and, with a razor blade or exacto knife, cut through only the fabric. When you pull it away, the fur will be intact, long and luxurious!
- I have a little secret: I got most of the supplies for this gnome from the dollar store. Don’t feel like you have to spend a ton on your gnome projects. There’s no reason for it to be expensive.
- Gnome noses are often the best part of a gnome. I mean, they’re just cute and all, well, cute. So, I take a lot of care in–eh, really, I rely on making gnome noses by just grabbing what I have on hand. Today, for this gnome, it was a wooden bead. In the past, I’ve also used polymer clay, a ball of fabric, some beads. Whatever I have on hand usually works.
- I used polyfill beads for weighing my gnome’s bottom down for this particular gnome. But you can use rice, beans, sand, rocks, whatever. Just something weighty so your gnome doesn’t keep falling over–that’s annoying.
How Do I Make this Gnome with a Face?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a DIY Christmas crafts playlist on YouTube, here is our gnome with a face video tutorial.
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More Easy Gnome Tutorials You Might Like
- How to Make a Sock Gnome – If you’re looking for the easiest kind of sock to make, you have to check out this quick tutorial–breaks it down in digestible bites!
- Dollar Store Gnome Tutorial – Making gnomes has never been cheaper–and quicker than this gnome tutorial.
- DIY Farmhouse Gnome – One of the most epic gnomes you’ll ever see–it’s simple, fun and VERY easy.
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