Today I’m using up some craft room staples to make these easy Halloween witch gnomes. They’re quick and fun to make and perfect to tuck into any spot that needs a little spookifying.
These mini witch gnomes are perfect for tiered trays, dough bowls, and even placed alongside existing Halloween displays. You will need fur, felt, a glue gun, and some scissors to get started.
Halloween Witch Gnomes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I’m almost finished setting up my craft room after moving from Seattle, Washington to Austin, Texas. It’s been… a challenge. Going from a much larger space, I’ve had to spend quite a bit of time figuring out where to put my craft-store-sized stash.
This week, I tackled small wood item storage, including wooden beads, wood balls, split rounds, and well, everything you can think of that is small and made of wood. Let me just share – it’s a LOT over here.
But when I pulled out the split eggs and the miniature wood cone, I knew instantly what I needed to make today to bolster my Halloween home decor. Paired with a bit of felt and fur, these cuties were made in about 30 minutes.
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Tips for Making These Adorable Witch Gnomes
- Make the hanging gnome for a doorknob or cabinet pull like I did or put it as the centerpiece in a fun and festive Halloween wreath. You can use these in any of your Halloween decorations – just tuck them in into tiered trays, dough bowls, and in between your pumpkins.
- If you’re having a Halloween party, add these little gnomes along the dessert table display or to gift bags.
- To make a witch gnome hat, it’s all about proportions. Use the brim of hat to determine the height of the cone portion and you will always have a perfectly-proportioned witch hat.
- Watch the gnome video tutorial if you want to use scraps of faux fur and learn how to piece them together. It’s an easy process and it really helps to stretch the most expensive craft item we use when making gnomes.
- For the gnome nose, use what you have on hand. I often use up scraps of polymer clay and roll it into balls or just use wooden beads or balls for the noses. For the larger hanging witch, however, I chose a split miniature Easter egg I picked up on Amazon here. It looks so cool!
- If you don’t have wooden cones for the mini gnome body like I used, no problem. Pick up the 4 inch mini paper maché cones and craft with those, instead, or make your own cone from a sturdy paper or poster board.
- I use a detailed tip hot glue gun for this project (and so many others). While you don’t need it for most gnome crafts, I do recommend it for anything small-scale like this.
How to Make a Set of Mini Witch Gnomes
Below is the written and printable tutorial I put together. If you’re a visual learner like I am, watch the quick mini Halloween gnomes video tutorial here on YouTube.
Be sure to use the comments section here or on YouTube for any questions. I also am really involved in the free Facebook group here (it’s such a kind and welcoming place).
More Halloween Gnome Crafts You Might Like
- DIY Witch Gnome – This fun little gal is a standing gnome with arms and legs and can be sewn or hot glued.
- Mummy Gnome for Halloween – Oh. My. Word. This is one of my favorite gnome crafts of all time because he’s so much fun to make!
- Hocus Pocus Gnomes – Grab a few fun socks and get to work making these Sanderson Sisters gnomes inspired by one of my favorite movies.
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