This adorable, no-sew leprechaun gnome is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s done in about 20-minutes and uses craft supplies you have on hand!
Leprechaun Gnome for St. Patrick’s Day
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, it’s no secret I love to share gnome tutorials. I have an entire section dedicated to DIY Christmas gnome tutorials and another section here on the website for gnome tutorials for any and all occasions (other than Christmas). Like I said – I love gnomes.
Today, I’m sharing the cutest St. Patrick’s Day gnome – our easy Leprechaun gnome sock tutorial. This is a no-sew gnome, friends, and it couldn’t be easier! Psst: click here to learn the basics on how to make sock gnomes.
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Tips for Making a Sock Gnome
If you’re making this adorable leprechaun gnome, here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Adding legs is very easy (even though I like it without them). Just grab some black felt, make 4 boot shapes. You’ll need to twist a few green pipe cleaners together to get a bulky leg. Once you’ve glued the legs to the bottom of the gnome body, just glue on the boots, one on either side of each leg (2 per leg). Add a tiny piece of gold pipe cleaner for the buckle and you’ve just made a leprechaun gnome with legs!
- Leave a bit of room on the sock to tie it off. See our trick below for easy filling and keeping it light (and economical).
- If you can only find white fur, use a water-based orange marker and an old cloth to color it. You’ll add a little orange marker at a time and then blend it in with the cloth.
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How to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gnome
If you’re making a playlist of DIY gnome tutorials, here is our leprechaun gnome video tutorial on YouTube. Scroll down for our printable tutorial (read the tips above first).
- orange or red craft fur (click here)
- leprechaun hat (like this and about this size)
- ankle sock (we used a black one)
- beans and stuffing or poly beads like these (click here)
- pom pom or bead for the gnome nose
- optional, pipe cleaners and black felt (if making legs and feet)
- glue gun and glue sticks
- razor or straight blade to cut the fur
- Open the sock and add in the beans or poly beads.
- Top that with a little stuffing and tie of the sock.
- Using a razor blade or straight-edged knife, flip the craft fur over to the back and make sure the pile is pointing down. Measure about 9-inches wide and cut a triangle to make the gnome beard.
- Glue the gnome beard to the filled sock body just under the knot but only glue along the top edge (let the bottom hang loosely). It should touch or nearly touch in the back.
- Turn the gnome to the front and add a pompom gnome nose (or bead) with hot glue about 1 inch down from the gathered sock.
- Hot glue your hat into place and you're done with your St. Patrick's Day leprechaun gnome!
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If you'd like to make this gnome with legs, find the extra tips and instructions here: https://rufflesandrainboots.com/leprechaun-gnome-sock-st-patricks/
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