This Merry and Bright Christmas Gnome is Absolutely Adorable!
This easy Merry and Bright Christmas gnome tutorial is so easy and so perfect for a festive Christmas Eve. The toes on this Swedish gnome make it a fun way to add a little whimsy to the holiday decor.
Merry and Bright Christmas Gnome
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are a little obsessed with Scandinavian Christmas gnomes. Doesn’t matter if it’s a fancy no-sew gnome ornament or a bowl of porridge I found a way to shape a gnome nose in–I love gnomes.
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And although I love a gnome with a red hat, let’s be honest, sometimes it’s just fun to make a gnome that’s not traditional. One that’s sillier than even the “normal red cap DIY Christmas gnomes.
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So, feeling that vibe, I thought back to some of my favorite non-traditional holiday decor and the memory of pink and green really stood out. If you’re ready to add some vibrant color to your Christmas decor in the form of a Scandinavian gnome, well, 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 Pink and Green Christmas Gnome
- Click here to get the easy no-sew gnome pattern. It’s got everything you need to make your gnome as cute as a button!
- If you’re using your computer to make the tag, click here to get the Merry and Bright files.
- Generally, I end up making my gnome noses from whatever is on hand. Sometimes it’s wood beads, sometimes buttons. But for this gnome project, it was polymer clay. Why did I pick clay to make this nose? Because I was going to be breaking out the clay anyway to make those adorable feet. When designing, use what you’re already planning to have on the craft table.
- Grab some super cute embellishment for the hat. I love those gnomes where people like embroider a snowflake into the front of the hat, but, let’s be honest, mine NEVER turn out right! So, for this Nordic gnome, I grabbed some more polymer clay, this time in white, and just rolled it out flat, cut a tag out with a knife and used a straw to poke a hole. Then I baked it. When it was done, I make a little cut file and used an iron to put the words on.
- I made this entire gnome a no-sew pattern by using hot glue to make all my hems. But you could absolutely use a sewing machine. Whatever you’re most comfortable with.
- If you’ve never cut faux fur before, do not just go after it with scissors. You’ll ruin the drape and be super sorry. But, if you flip the fur over and cut the fabric only with an Exacto knife, you’ll be able to save the fur and it’ll look great!
- To make the nisse feet, it’s a lot easier than it looks. So, don’t feel overwhelmed. Just make a rectangle of clay, then cut 4 slots about 1/4 of the way down. Round those over and use an Exacto knife to make toenails. Then bake and attach the to gnome shell.
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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 Nisse?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.
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Very cute! I’m not sure what the front of the body is? Is the seam in the back or on a side?
The front of the body is the side without the seam. The seam is on the back. I suppose you could hide the seam under the beard in the front, because it doesn’t really matter, but the way I’ve been making it is with the seam in the back.