The most perfect farmhouse tiered tray gnome with a mushroom cap, this mini mushroom gnome pattern is so quick and fun!
Mini Mushroom Gnome Pattern
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have fallen in love with gnomes. For a while now, they’ve just been the focus for my crafting. It’s like I can make so many different variations and the gnomes go with so many decorating opportunities. But mushroom gnomes have become a new thing I get a kick out of. This latest new variation is a tiny, itty bitty, mini mushroom gnome pattern that is perfectly sized for a farmhouse tiered tray!
Just tall enough to peek out and be the gnome-stealing-the-show in the tray, I love him. Plus, the pattern is ridiculously easy too. If you’re ready to make a fun little gnome mushroom, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Gnome Mushrooms
- Take a second to snag the Wild Gnome Pattern here for the details on making this mushroom gnome. And, for a fun surprise, there are SIX more tomten variations included in this same pattern set! There’s a little pine cone gnome, a flower pot gnome, a succulent gnome (kind of my favorite), a butterfly gnome, and a moss hat gnome in addition to this mushroom cap gnome.
- Into making several gnomes at once or you just hate scissor-work? That’s cool, I totally have you. Just click here to grab a set of cut files AND the Wild Gnome Pattern that you can use with your Cricut or Silhouette. A fun, scissors-free gnome pattern, can you believe it?! LOL!
- If beards are your least favorite part of making a gonk, don’t let that be your bane! It’s super simple to cut faux fur to get a flowy beard– and not leave it all blocky and squared off. Just flip over the fur, exposing the fabric backing and use a craft knife to cut through just the fabric. Check out this quick and easy video here that I made to help you!
How Do I Make this Mini Mushroom Gnome Pattern?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a gnome patterns playlist on YouTube, here is our mini mushroom gnome pattern video tutorial.
- 1/8 yard Fleece Fabric, White
- 1/8 yard Red Woven Cotton Fabric (I used scraps)
- Grey Frosted Mongolian Faux Fur
- Poly Fill
- 1/2 cup Poly-Beads
- 1 or 1 1/2-inch Wood Round (or other nose)
- Red Embroidery Thread
- White Thread
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Razor Blade or Craft Knife
- Pencil or Fabric Marker, optional
- Darning Needle
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Needle
- Sewing Pins
- Cut the body shape from the fleece fabric and fold it in half right-side to right-side. Pin the two tabs together and sew the tabs together, taking care to go back and forth to keep the seam from unraveling.
- Alight two of the three curved bumps on the top of the gnome and pin together ONE SIDE of the two aligned curved bumps together, then sew the two bumps together from the topmost point to the base only on 1/2 of the bump.
- Pin and sew the base onto the bottom of the body shape.
- Turn the body right side out and fill about halfway full with Poly Beads, stuffing the remaining portion of the body with Poly Fill. Hand stitch the top closed by pinching the open bumps together, closing the gnome's body.
- To make the hat, cut one mushroom cap top hat shape from the red woven cotton fabric and fold it in half, right-side to right-side. Pin and sew the flat edge of the two halves together.
- Cut one mushroom cap bottom hat shape from the fleece fabric. Open the mushroom cap TOP hat shape and pin the top hat shape to the bottom hat shape around the outer edge, right-side to right-side. Sew the two pieces together around the outer edge. Using the hole in the center of the mushroom cap bottom, turn the hat right-side out.
- Fill the edges of the hat with a little Poly Fill - just enough to help hold the round mushroom hat shape up.
- Thread your darning needle with the embroidery thread and add gills by hand sewing lines into the center of the cap out to the edges all the way around the mushroom. Alternatively, you can draw gills on with the fine-tipped marker.
- Place your faux fur face down and, using your razor blade or craft knife, cut the fabric backing only into the shape you want for the beard. Hot glue the beard onto the front of the gnome. Allow the hot glue to cool completely.
- Part the beard fur to the fabric about 1/2 inch below the top of the beard. Add a fair amount of hot glue then place the nose on top. Allow the hot glue to cool completely.
- Place the mushroom hat on top of the gnome's head, tucking it down just above the top of the nose. Hot glue the hat in place in the back and sides, then one little dot above the nose. If you plan to add arms do so now.
- Cut 5-6 randomly sized oblong shapes from the white fleece and randomly hot glue them to the top of the mushroom cap, then get ready to display your completed mushroom gnome!
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More Mini Gnome Patterns You Might Like
- Flower Pot Hat Gnomes – Such a cute set and only as big as you want to make them, they’re either itty bitty or could even be gigantic!
- Mini Scandinavian Kissing Gnomes – They’re just the cutest couple with a little touch of Scandi style, smooching away in the tiered tray.
- Tiny Tiered Tray Gnome – Not really a pattern, per se, but more of a tutorial with all the directions you need to make a tiny gnome from scraps!
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