This holiday gnome with a doll hair beard is a snap to put together once you know how to work with the wefts. In this tutorial, you will also learn to create this two layer hat with a fun peek-a-boo section up the back.
To create this DIY Christmas gnome, you will need fleece, cotton, doll hair wefts, and a few basic craft supplies like fill and weight. Gather up everything and let’s make him together.
Doll Hair Beard Christmas Gnome
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I try to create new and fresh ideas when it comes to gnomes. It keeps me challenged and that challenge bolsters my interest and creativity.
If you’re the same, try incorporating some doll hair wefts or wigs into your gnome making, replacing Mongolian faux fur, gorilla, or short pile furs. Previously, I’ve used the ridiculously curly doll hair in this Bob Ross gnome DIY and for this pine cone woodland gnome (isn’t he so cute)!?
Admittedly, this isn’t the easiest material to work with because it’s a very thin, fine, and ‘slippery’ material that tends to shift and move just when you don’t want it to. That said, it can help you really capture a look, color palette, or style when making a gnome beard with doll hair.
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If you need to pop over to an online shop for some doll wefts (I’ve linked some good ones below), save this to a holiday crafts pin board or share it to Facebook. Using the sharing buttons will make it easy and this fun Christmas decoration will be easy to find when you’re ready to begin.
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Tips to Keep in Mind While Making This Shelf-Sitter Gnome
- The best-selling pattern used to create this gnome is the Scandinavian Sweeties gnome pattern here. It’s a favorite DIY holiday gnome because it’s easy and quick to put together and I’ve shared TONS of inspiration for every holiday and occasion.
- Doll hair comes in a variety of colors, lengths, and textures so you can create just about anything you can dream up. I used this set of doll hair because I liked the colors, but this set of ringlet wefts is beautiful. And I just ordered this set of doll hair for gnome beards – I can’t wait to get it!
- You can create this easy Christmas gnome using a glue gun or a sewing machine (it’s my most popular gnome sewing pattern, too). If you want to glue the gnome body and hat, however,, I would recommend a detail-tip glue gun for the tightest seams.
- Fleece is used for the body of the gnome to hide the bumps of the weight and fill. If using a thinner fabric like cotton, add an interfacing first.
- If creating the two-layer gnome hat as shown in this gnome tutorial, use a thinner fabric such as cotton. Two layers of fleece would be very thick and the hat wouldn’t go down onto the body as well.
How to Make a Doll Hair Gnome for Christmas
Below you will find the written and printable tutorial. Keep this page open while you follow along and use the comments section to ask any questions.
If you’re a visual learner, I’ve created a video tutorial for this gnome with a doll hair beard. It’s pretty quick and shows what the overlapped hair looks like and how I attached it to the body.
More Holiday Gnomes Made with This Same Pattern
- Nordic Gnome with Arms and Legs – This is one of the most traditional style gnomes you can make for Christmas (look at the little shoes).
- Easy Gingerbread Gnome DIY – An adorable take on a holiday classic, this gingerbread gnome is a no-sew tutorial using this same pattern.
- Elegant Angel Gnome – Create a memorial gnome or decor with white fleece, a few baubles, and even a free angel wing pattern.
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