I love, love, love, the Grinch and this Grinch gnome ornament is the latest in my Grinch crafts series. You can make it in just a few minutes and it makes an fun gift or package topper.
Grinch Gnome Ornament
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have spent many an evening enjoying a trip to Whoville and really love the story of The Grinch. With a little leftover fur and some scraps, I felt the need to add a Grinch ornament to the tree.
The best part about this Grinch gnome ornament is that it’s, well a gnome. I didn’t realize how cute it would be until I made it. If you need this cutie in your life, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Grinch Christmas Ornaments
- First, you have to HAVE to use green fur. You can grab some green fur here (you can get the little sample size, it’s more than enough) or make your own. I made this how to color faux fur video tutorial for you here.
- If you’ve never cut faux fur before, flip the fur over and cut the fabric only with an Exacto knife. You guessed it – I have this video of how to cut faux fur the right way.
- When you’re making the hat, be sure to be very careful with the hot glue. If you make a mess, you’ll need to clean it up immediately because it will show through. If you make a mistake, you can let the glue dry and then cut it off with scissors or a craft knife.
- I used a wine cork as the base for this adorable Christmas ornament. But you could use a chunk of dowel or even a ball of styrofoam. It doesn’t really matter because you aren’t going to see the backside, so again – de-stash your craft supplies and use what you have.
How Do I Make this Grinch Gnome Ornament?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. The full Grinch gnome ornament video tutorial is here on YouTube.
- Scraps of Red Velvet Fabric
- Scraps of Fluffy Pouffy White Fabric
- Green Faux Fur
- Tiny Portion of Black Polymer Clay
- 1 Wine Cork
- White Embroidery Thread
- Tiny Glitter Christmas Lights
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Exacto Knife
- Start by making a gnome nose with the tiny portion of polymer clay by shaping it in a small triangle with rounded corners.
- Bake the clay according to the directions on the clay packaging.
- Cut two small triangles from the red velvet that will fit on the top of the wine cork when joined together.
- Hot glue the two triangles together face-to-face and allow the hot glue to dry completely.
- Turn the hat right side out.
- Cut the faux fur into a tiny triangle shape sized to fit on the front of the wine cork. This is the beard.
- Cut a tiny rectangle of faux fur to make a mustache. Part the fur in the center of the tiny rectangle and brush it to each side--and a mustache is born!
- Hot glue the beard onto the front of the wine cork.
- Tuck the hat down onto the wine cork.
- Hot glue the back of the hat in place first, tucked down as far as possible on the back of the wine cork.
- Based on where the hat sits, glue the mustache onto the beard, just below the brim of the hat.
- Hot glue the nose onto the mustache.
- Cut a 1/2-inch wide section of white pouffy fabric just long enough to wrap around the hat.
- Hot glue the white pouffy fabric around the brim of the hat.
- Cut a small circle of white pouffy fabric about the diameter of a quarter.
- Place a line of hot glue around the edge of the circle of fabric and then press it together, forming a pom pom.
- Hot glue this pom pom onto the end of the hat.
- Fold the hat over and hot glue it in place in a bend.
- Attach a length of embroidery thread to the hat as a hanger, but leave the ends long.
- Hot glue the tiny Christmas lights onto the long end of the thread and loop it over the hat.
For more fun gnome tutorials (a whole lotta gnome tutorials), visit Ruffles and Rain Boots!
More Grinch Crafts You Might Like
- Grinch Sock Gnome – This may be my favorite gnome I’ve made ever. Like, what’s more perfect than a twisty hat gnome than one with a coffee cup and a bad mien?!
- Grinch Head SVG Set – Seriously cute set of free cut files if you’re a lover of the Grinch. Which you are. Even if you don’t realize it.
- Grinch Wood Round Ornament Set – These are the most easy handmade Grinch ornament that you’ll ever find. Just a few minutes of paint and you’re done!
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