These mini Scandinavian gnomes have been on my list to make for a long time and this kissing gnome pattern makes it so sweet and easy!
Mini Scandinavian Gnomes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about gnomes, in case you haven’t noticed. But my heart will always go back to the more traditional Scandinavian gnome concept. So, knowing I wanted mini Scandinavian gnomes with a little snowflake pattern on their hats, well, I knew the kissing gnome pattern I made would be perfect.
They make this little heart shape with their hats in the middle, the two of them are kissing, and the snowflakes just set it all off so perfectly. So, if you need a little gnome couple bringing Scandi-love to your farmhouse tiered tray, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make These Scandinavian Kissing Gnomes
- Start by snapping-up the Mini Magnetic Gnomes Pattern here. There’s a full-bodied tutorial along with all the pattern pieces necessary to make no-sew or sewn mini magnetic gnomes. So you can make them either way!
- If you like using a cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette to help cut the pieces to make your gnomes, you can snag the Mini Magnetic Gnome Pattern AND SVG cut file set here. Perfect if you don’t like the scissors, but want to make all the gnomes.
- This particular set of kissing mini gnomes obviously have a Scandinavian theme, but this pattern is so flexible, you can use it to make just about any themed gnome you’d like. I’ve made bee gnomes, farmhouse gnomes, Valentine gnomes, and I might even be planning some truly Christmas-themed gnomes!
How Do I Make these Mini Scandinavian Gnomes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Mini Magnetic Gnomes Pattern
- Mini Magnetic Gnomes Pattern SVGs, optional
- Scraps White Premium Felt
- 1/8 yard Solid Grey Flannel Fabric
- 1/8 yard Dark Green Premium Felt
- Mongolian Faux Fur
- Small Amount of Poly-Fill
- 1 cup Poly-Beads
- 2 Round 3/4-inch Magnets (for noses)
- 1 Pantyhose Toe Sock (for noses)
- White Embroidery Thread
- 1 Chenille Wire
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Razor Blade or Craft Knife
- Wire Cutters
- Sewing Machine, optional
- Parchment Paper
- Cut two body shapes from the solid grey flannel 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.
- Flip the loose body pieces right-side-out, fold the pointy tip of the body down and then fold the two loose 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.
- Cut one circle base shape from the solid grey flannel fabric and affix it to the bottom of the body shape with hot glue, then turn the entire body shape right-side out.
- Fill the gnome body with poly-beads followed by poly-fill. Fit half of a chenille wire into the pointy part of the body shape to help it hold its curve, then hot glue hem the remaining opening in the body closed.
- Cut two hat shapes form the green premium felt, place them right-side to right-side then hot glue hem the curved pointy tip part of the hat, stopping well before the hat straightens.
- Flip the loose pieces of the hat right-side-out, fold the pointy tip of the hat down and then fold the two loose sides of the hat back around the tip, right-side to right-side. Finish hot gluing the two sides of the hat together. Pull the hat over the tip of the body shape.
- Add a very small amount of poly-fill and one of the magnets to the center of a 2-inch diameter circle cut from the panty hose fabric. Wrap the panty hose piece snugly around the poly-fill and magnet then hot glue it in place on the back side of the magnet.
- Make a second gnome body, hat, and nose using the same method as above.
- To make the gentleman gnome, cut the beard shape from the Mongolian fur using a craft knife on the back side only of the fur, cutting only the fabric backing. Hot glue the beard to the front of the gnome, then hot glue the nose to the beard, where marked on the pattern.
- Tuck the hat down over the nose about halfway and hot glue it in place. Additionally, add a dab of hot glue to the back of the gnome, pulling the hat down low on the gnome's back to open up the face a little.
- To make the gnomette, make two little ponytails (very little) from the Mongolian faux fur and attach them on either side of the gnome body. Hot glue the nose where marked on the pattern, then hot glue the hat in place as When you bring the two gnomes close to one another, the magnets will bring them together for a smooch!
- Cut the scraps of white felt into the diamond shapes from the pattern, cutting 12 diamond shapes total. Hot glue 6 of the diamonds in place on the front-facing side of each gnome in a circle, with a small round piece of white felt in the center.
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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