Confession: I love Halloween almost as much as I love Christmas. And this Halloween sock gnome tutorial with free SVG files is so cute–and you can make it in 20 minutes!
Halloween Sock Gnome Tutorial with Free SVG Files
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have, erhm, come up with a couple of gnome tutorial ideas for Halloween. I know, gnomes for Halloween–such a bend on the traditional Christmas gnome, right? But there it is. And I love them!
Not only were these Halloween gnomes easy to make (I mean, 20 minutes, MAX), but they were a pretty cheap DIY gnome, too. A sock I found in the dollar bin, some polyfill, a little faux fur and I was in business. If you’re ready to get your Halloween gnome made, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make A Halloween Gnome
- Click here to get the free Halloween SVG files for this cute Halloween gnome tutorial.
- If you’re having trouble finding a black and white striped sock for your Halloween sock gnome, you can use this one. I found mine in the dollar bin at Target, but I wanted you to have this, just in case.
- If you have never cut faux fur before (or you have and it just doesn’t seem like it turns out as long and flowy as mine), here’s my trick: I flip the fur over, put down the scissors and get out an exacto knife. With that, I cut the back of the fur (just the fabric) with the knife. If you keep from cutting the fur, when you separate the pieces, you’ll have long, flowy fur!
How Do I Make this Halloween Sock Gnome?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a gnome tutorials playlist on YouTube, here is our Halloween sock gnome tutorialHalloween sock gnome tutorial!
- sock (men's ankle sock in black)
- black and white stripe knee-length sock (I used a kid's sock from the dollar section in Target)
- poly beads for weight and polyfill fiber for stuffing
- nose (wooden bead or clay)
- SVG Files
- rubber band
- hot glue gun
- needle and thread (optional)
- Roll down the sock and fill with enough poly beads to keep the sock level and stable.
- Stuff the rest with polyfill fiber, leaving enough room to secure a rubber band on the top.
- Cut off any sock excess.
- Turn the striped sock inside out and sew into a point (from one edge to a point or joining both edges to a point - your choice).
- Cut off the extra material, leaving about 1/4 inch in place.
- Turn the sock right side out and pop out the point with the eraser end of a pencil.
- Tie the end of the sock in a knot.
- Cut a piece of faux fur nearly the diameter of your stuffed sock body.
- Taper it to a point (it will resemble a wide, squatty triangle). Be sure to cut it with a razor and ONLY cut the backing, not the fur.
- Hot glue the faux fur onto the body of the gnome, lining up the point of the beard with the center of the gnome's body.
- Pull the sock down onto the gnome body until it's about halfway down.
- Lift up the front of the sock and hot glue on the nose.
- If you'd like to add a saying to the gnome, use the free cut files I've created for you. Size them up or down to what you need by measuring the available space on the gnome hat. If you do not have a cutting machine, use a paint pen to write on the sentiment (do not do this before stretching and filling, as it will spread).
For more Halloween gnome tutorial ideas, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots!
More Halloween Gnome Tutorial Ideas You Might Like
- Pumpkin Gnome – His pumpkin butt is the cutest thing on the planet–I just want to take a bite of it!
- Hocus Pocus Gnomes – This trio of Sanderson Sisters gnomes is so fun to make, and even funner to enjoy around the house.
- Gnome Costume and Gnome Hat for Kids – Make this easy Halloween costume for the kids so they can be a gnome. Eep!
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