If you want to know how to make a sock gnome in 3-minutes, this tutorial is going to take you from zero to done just that fast. The gnome video tutorial proves it can be done (and they couldn’t be cuter).
Head to the dollar store for some regular and decorative socks and let’s get started with this quick Christmas gnome DIY.
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How to Make a Sock Gnome In 3-Minutes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love making gnomes. They’re an easy and fun distraction, but more than that, they’re great gifts, easy Christmas decor, and they bring a sense of accomplishment.
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I made this 10-minute Christmas gnome and a reader asked if I could make one even faster. Make a gnome in 3 minutes, I asked? Sure, I’ll try.
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Tips to Make a Fast Sock Gnome
- If you want to make a 3 minute sock gnome, you’ve got to have ALL of your supplies ready and on hand. I’ll detail what I used, but check your supplies before heading to the store – you likely have items that will work.
- Let’s talk about gnome noses. While I typically use wood beads like these, I decided to do something different this time, making the nose from the sock. I know this is absolutely unorthodox for my typical, but it’s a good method and perfect for a first time gnome-maker.
- If you’re a bit concerned about trying to make a sock gnome because of the beard’s material, don’t worry, I know fluffy faux fur can be intimidating. If you’re new to this, watch this how to cut faux fur video tutorial. Just put the fur face-down on your cutting surface and, using either a razor or craft knife, cut just the fabric backing. Then you just pull the cut beard away, separating the fur gently. From there, it’s just a matter of gluing it on your gnome!
3-Minute Sock Gnome for Christmas Video Tutorial
If you’re a visual learner, watch the easy and quick sock gnome video tutorial. It’s a step by step process and gives a few tips and tricks to make these look great.
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How to Make a 3-Minute Gnome (Easy Sock Gnome Tutorial)
Below is the written, step by step tutorial to make this quick sock gnome. Keep this page open and follow along. For a printable version, scroll down and select print. You can save it as a PDF or print it off locally.
First, fit the white sock over the container of the poly pellets and pour them into the toe of the sock. Remove the sock from the container.
Stuff 2 cups of Poly-Fil into the white sock on top of the poly pellets and tie tight knot to close the sock.
Pinch a bit of the sock and fill between your thumb and forefinger, tying off this pinched up area to make a nose. Dust the nose with a little blush.
Cut a beard shape from the faux fur by flipping it over and cutting a large ‘u’ shape. Hot glue this on below the nose.
Tuck the fuzzy sock over the top of the gnome, pulling it down low over the nose and hot glue this in place. To cover the heel of the sock if it’s a different color than the rest, you can pull the sock down and hot glue a wrinkle in place.
Then tie a ribbon around the base of the sock’s toe where the color changes to make it look like a pom pom.
More Ways to Make a Sock Gnomes You Might Like
- Fluffy Sock Gnome Holding a Coffee Cup – This is one of my very favorite gnomes I’ve ever made. He’s simple, fun and really enjoys his latte.
- Sock Gnome Wearing Boots – Just and adorable little guy, enjoying his cup of joe wearing simple and easy boots in the spring rain!
- Standing Sock Gnome with Legs – If you’ve ever wondered if you can make a gnome that has legs and boots – this is it!
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Fastest Way to Make a Sock Gnome (3 Minutes)
Below is the written tutorial for this cute Christmas gnome but don’t be limited by this style – you can change up the socks and decorations to fit any holiday, decor, or occasion.
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