Make Mini Magnetic Kissing Gnomes

I have always wanted a set of little bitty kissing gnomes and this mini magnetic gnomes pattern makes a cute pair. You can use a hot glue to assemble these adorable Valentine favorites.

For this February gnome idea, use any cotton fabric for the hat and a coordinating body color. I think it’s fun to use scraps of those brightly-covered fur bits you might have laying around.

Horizontal image of a set of magnetic nose gnomes made into kissing gnomes.
This fantastically fun mini magnetic gnomes pattern makes kissing gnomes that get all the smooches!

Mini Magnetic Gnomes Pattern

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I find the simple pleasures in life are sometimes the most fulfilling. And, frankly, little gnomes that are drawn together to play kissy-face is a stupidly simple pleasure that is fantastically wonderful on so many levels.

Friends, I just can’t stop giggling. I just had to make a mini magnetic gnomes pattern that makes kissing gnomes. Kissing gnomes!

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Now, give a me just a few minutes of your time and you’ll be sitting at your craft table making kissing noises as your two little cuties canoodle and play smoochy-smooch. UGH, are you thoroughly disgusted? If so, grab your scissors and let’s get started.

Vertical image of a set of DIY gnomes with pink beards kissing in front of a homestyle background.

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Look at their cute little tummies touching! The adorable-ness is overwhelming.

Photo collage of magnetic kissing gnomes in pink with text which reads make these sewn or no-sew miniature magnetic kissing gnomes.

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Tips to Make This Kissing Gnomes Pattern

  • Get the Mini Magnetic Gnomes Pattern. It’s got a great step-by-step tutorial along with the handful of pieces you need to actually cut to make this gnome in either no-sew or sewn methods. There are so many helpful tips tucked into it.
  • If you’d like to use your cutting machine to cut out all the pieces for you, grab the Mini Magnetic Gnome Pattern AND SVG cut file set. It’s not required that you make this pattern with a cutting machine, but if you have one, this is a good one due to the curves.
  • You can make your mini gnomes in any theme you’d like. I chose to make this set specifically for Valentines because, well, they’re KISSING!
  • Fat quarters (cotton) work great for the hats and come in so many styles, colors, and themes.
  • The faux fur I’m using is a very, very bright pink and can be purchased on Etsy or on Amazon in small quantities. That said, you can learn how to make patterns in faux fur or how to paint faux fur to color your own, too.
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Square close up image of magnetic kissing gnomes with striped hats and bright pink bodies.

How to Make Mini Magnetic Gnomes

The tutorial is pretty easy to follow when you have the detailed pattern. Below is the written tutorial for this set of kissing gnomes. Keep this page open and follow along with the steps and tips.

If you are a visual learner like me, watch the Kissing Gnomes DIY video tutorial here on YouTube. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe.

Yield: 2 Mini Kissing Gnomes

Mini Magnetic Gnomes Pattern

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I love how adorable and fun this mini magnetic gnomes pattern was to pull together. The best part: it makes kissing gnomes which is a goal I've had for a long, long time. Smoochy smooch.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5



  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • (note: hot glue sticks for fabric do exist and should be used, if possible)
  • Scissors
  • Razor Blade or Craft Knife
  • Funnel
  • Wire Cutters, optional
  • Sewing Machine, optional


  1. Cut two body shapes from the solid fabric, place them right-side-to-right-side then hot glue hem the curved tip part of the body, stopping well before the body straightens.
  2. Flip the body right-side-out, fold the tip of the body down and then fold the two sides of the body back around the tip, right-side to right-side. Finish hot gluing the two sides together leaving a 1-2 inch section un-glued on the top on one side.
  3. Cut one base shape from the solid fabric and hot glue it to the bottom of the body shape, then turn the whole body shape right-side out.
  4. Fill the gnome body with poly beads followed by polyfill. Fit half of a chenille wire into the pointy part of the body shape to help it hold it's curve, then hot glue hem the remaining opening in the body closed. photo collage tutorial of how to make magnetic gnomes that kiss
  5. Cut two hat shapes form the patterned fabric, place them right-side to right-side then hot glue hem the curved tip part of the hat, stopping well before the hat straightens.
  6. Flip the hat right-side-out, fold the tip of the hat down and then fold the two sides of the hat back around the tip, right-side to -right-side. Finish hot gluing the two sides of the hat together.
  7. Hot glue hem the hat's edge then tuck it over the tip of the body shape.
  8. Add a small bit of polyfill and a magnet to the center of a 2-inch square cut of pantyhose. Wrap the hose snugly around the polyfill and magnet and hot glue it in place.
  9. Cut the beard shape from the Mongolian fur. Hot glue the beard shape to the front of the gnome, then hot glue the nose to the beard, where marked on the pattern.
  10. Tuck the hat down low over the nose and hot glue in place, adding a bit of hot glue to the back and pulling the hat down low on the gnome's back.
  11. Make a second gnome and, instead of a beard, make little braids (very little) and attach them on either side of the gnome body. When you bring the two gnomes close to one another, the magnets will bring them together for a smooch! photo collage tutorial of how to make mini gnomes that kiss


These mini magnetic gnomes stand 4 1/2 inches tall, whether sewn or no-sew methods are used to construct them.

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More Gnomes Made with the Magnetic Gnome Pattern

This little set of cuties makes for a great gift idea – such a unique gift, especially if somene loves to change seasonal decor. To see more ways I’ve used this pattern to create this mini kissing gnomes style, check out:

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