You can make boy and girl Christmas gnomes using a hot glue gun and some socks, fabric, and fur. Let me help inspire you with these fun gnome couple DIY projects.
Browse through each of the images and choose a favorite. Click through and read, print, or even watch the full length video tutorials I share for each. And because they use basic craft supplies, you might have everything you need on hand!
DIY Christmas Gnome Couples and Pairs
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am constantly thinking about gnomes – if you’re new here, I’ve been making gnomes for years and have been sharing free tutorials. This year, I’m putting together the boy and girl Christmas gnome pairs I’ve made so you can take these gnome patterns and make them yourself or use them as inspiration.
In this round up, I’m sharing both gnome patterns to sew and those which can be assembled with hot glue. How easy have we made making gnomes for the holidays?! Pretty easy, indeed.
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Boy and Girl Christmas Gnomes Patterns
Below are some styles I think you can use to gather some inspiration. Remember, each project below has a full written tutorial and video tutorial on my YouTube channel and includes BOTH the tutorial for the male and female gnomes.
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One Special Material Before You Get Started
As someone well-known for teaching others to make gnomes, I’m often asked about my favorite supplies. Honestly, I love my detail tip glue gun (I have this one) and get asked about it with every tutorial I make. But that’s not the ‘special material’ I mean.
The faux fur I use (the gray stuff) is probably the most important material to decide upon when making gnomes. The little noses and hats direct the focal point RIGHT to that beard or those braids. The fur I use most often is this and I love this seller because you can buy it pre-cut or in small swatches.
You can also get fur on the bolt (recommended) at the craft store or in small packages, as shown on the right in the image below. I don’t recommend that fur because it often falls apart and is a lot less full than the others.
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Christmas Sock Gnome Couple
You cannot get much easier than this adorable pair of boy and girl gnomes: socks, a Christmas ornament, and some fur are all you need to make these farmhouse Christmas gnomes.
Because this one uses socks, you can change up the style, colors, and even textures pretty easily. Grab your scissors and glue gun.
Scandinavian Boy and Girl Gnomes for Christmas
This no-sew tutorial produces a pair of the cutest (and easiest) traditional holiday gnomes. The boy and girl Nordic gnomes are made using a popular fabric in stores at Christmastime, so keep your eyes peeled.
This no sew gnome pattern is a quick way to get a quality gnome without using socks.
Cone Gnome Family: Boy and Girl Gnome Styles
If you are short on time, use this trick to make one, two , three or more boy and girl cone gnomes to create an entire family. I will show you how to make the beard, the braids, and the ponytails for both the boy and girl gnomes.
These stackable gnomes are an amazing gift which stores really easily!
Elf Gnome Boy and Girl Gnome Pattern
Get the free elf shoe pattern and the Bubble Body gnome pattern and you can whip up this pair of boy and girl elf gnomes for the holidays. Position them holding gifts (or gift cards). Learn how to make this pair of gnomes with this DIY elf gnome video tutorial.
Aren’t these just too much fun? Elf gnomes. I cannot believe what I come up with some days!
Tall, Sewn Nordic Gnomes Couple
One of the most elegant sets I’ve ever made, this Christmas gnome couple is a quick work up with a sewing machine. They stand 16 inches tall, so it’s a sizable gnome for mantles, fireplace steps, and bookcases.
If you want an heirloom-quality gnome couple, these are it. They are so statuesque and really catch the eye.
Boy and Girl Gnome Stockings
For a quick project, I used a pre-made stocking, ribbon, fur, and a bead nose to make these boy and girl gnome stockings to adorn the mantle this year. This is honestly, the easiest pair of gnomes you can make and they look too cute.
Any size stockings will work for this project, so you can make the tiny stockings into ornaments or gift card holders. Keep your eye at out Target, the craft stores, and big box stores for fun, pre-made stockings.
More Couple Gnome Ideas for Holiday Inspiration
Below are some popular Christmas gnome styles and I’ll write a couple of notes to say how they can be easily altered to make them a boy and girl gnome couple.
Make braids from yarn or fur for one of these reindeer gnomes and you will have the cutest couple who would look great next to little sleigh picked up from the craft store. This is a no-sew or gnome sewing pattern. It comes with a detailed reindeer gnome video tutorial, too.
Santa Gnome and Mrs. Claus Gnome
I meant to get to get Mrs. Claus published last year, but ran out of time before I had to start my marathon wrapping session. Make everything the same as this Santa hat gnome tutorial but use curly doll hair, yarn, or fur for the hair. Oh, and you could add glasses, too!
Angel Gnome Couple
This beautiful, elegant angel gnome pattern can easily be adapted with braids or ponytails to make a girl gnome. A set of these would make an amazing memorial gift, wouldn’t it?
Gingerbread Gnomes – Make a Boy and a Girl for a Sweet Display
I only made the gingerbread boy gnome last year, but I’m going to have to whip up the girl this year. When I was writing up this article, I honestly started kicking myself for not making a pair for the hot cocoa station!
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