How to Make a Christmas Gnome with Feet (Really Big Feet!)
I absolutely loved figuring out how to make a Christmas gnome with feet. It’s silly, fun, and surprisingly easy. This no-sew gnome is whimsical little cutie to add to your DIY gnome collection.
How to Make a Christmas Gnome with Feet
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I make a lot of gnomes… An embarrassing amount of gnomes, really. I just love to challenge myself with stuff that’s never been done or seen before.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with gnomes with feet. I chewed on this idea, sketched it out, and when I saw it on paper, I just HAD to make this Christmas gnome with feet. Really, really big feet.
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Those are some adorable digits, right?! I kept calling him my “bubbly toes” gnome and I just can’t help but giggle when I see him. If you’re ready to make an adorable Christmas gnome with feet, let’s get started.
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 Gnome With Feet
- Click here to get the easy no-sew gnome pattern I used. It’s got everything you need to make your gnome as cute as a button!
- If you love this gnome but the feet kind of scare you, don’t let them. I’m no sculpting artist and I was able to do this. Be patient and, remember, if you don’t like it, it’s clay – you can smush it up and start over again.
- Make sure when you lay out your pattern pieces and transfer the pattern onto the fabric that you are paying attention to the print. You don’t want diagonal stripes in one portion of the hat and vertical ones on the other.
- I used polymer clay to make the little feet for my gnome. But, if you want, you can use air-dry paper clay and then paint them. The reason I chose polymer clay is because I can make my clay object, be it feet or nose or little hands and then bake them. I can then immediately pop these on the gnome. If you use paper clay, you have to wait overnight.
- If you’ve never cut faux fur before, check out my quick video on how to cut faux fur to get the best drape, a gorgeous, full beard, and do it all without wasting any material.
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Click below to add this fun pattern to your cart. So many gnomes can be made with this!
How Do I Make this Christmas Gnome with Feet?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a DIY Christmas crafts playlist on YouTube or learn best with visual instruction, here is our barefoot gnome with feet video tutorial.
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- Gnome Ornaments for Christmas – Easily my most popular post ever, there’s a reason why I still make these little guys and add them to my tree every year!
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Love your gnomes thank you for sharing. Do you ever have a problem with the clay sticking to your gnomes? Also I can’t access the cutting patterns I purchased for shoe patterns.
Brenda, let me send you an email on your pattern as you did not purchase the SVG files. As for the clay sticking, no, I haven’t had it come off. Some readers have mentioned that if they ship, they add a drop of E6000 in the center of the clay piece and THEN affix it with hot glue.