How to Make a Mini Sock Gnome Ornament in Minutes!
I wanted to make a fun mini sock gnome ornament to go on my farmhouse Christmas tree and wow! They turned out so cute that I had to make a little trio.
Mini Sock Gnome Ornament
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we need some gnome-intervention. Seriously, these gnomes are so fun to make and every time I have a few minutes, I find myself coming up with sketches or making a new tomte to add to my home (or someone else’s).
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Today, I sketched these adorable farmhouse gnome ornaments on a sticky note while waiting for water to boil. Not only are they adorably decked-out in buffalo check but they’re mini sock gnome ornaments that I made with a little bit of leftover sock from previous sock-gnome projects. If you’re ready to make a fun miniature gnome ornament, let’s get started.
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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 For Learning How to Make Gnome Ornaments
- Despite how big these ornaments look on my mini Christmas tree in the photos, they’re actually really small. The big one with the black and white buffalo check? It’s no bigger than the palm of my hand. Keep that in mind as you’re making these mini sock gnome ornaments.
- Let’s talk gnome noses. My favorite way to make a nose is polymer clay because I have more control over how big and what color it is. But, I also love these wood beads, beads I find rolling around in my craft room, buttons, and sometimes even a tiny pony bead. My point: use what you have.
- If you’ve never cut faux fur before, put down the scissors. :) Instead, flip the fur over and cut the fabric backing only with an Exacto knife. You’ll be able to save the most fur, have a gorgeous drape, and it’ll look great! I have this video of how to cut faux fur the right way and while you’re there watching that, be sure to subscribe to my channel so you get to see all the latest and greatest gnome tutorials.
- I like to make my gnome beards from the nicer faux fabric furs that come on the big rolls at the craft store. The simple mini sock gnome ornaments here were made with the fancy version (Mongolian) of the white craft fur. You can click here to get a yard of it.
- Love how smooth my gnome’s beard is? Me too. I did that by just brushing my fingers through it and by using a pet-grooming comb. If you are making gnomes, a comb and a slicker brush are indispensable.
How Do I Make this Mini Sock Gnome Ornament?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you are making a playlist of Christmas gnome crafts on YouTube, here is our full-length, detailed sock gnome ornament video tutorial.
More Gnome Ornaments You Might Like
- Wooden Gnome Ornaments – I love this easy wooden gnome ornament, it’s so easy and fun. But the resulting little gnomes? So precious on the tree.
- Scandinavian Gnome Ornaments – One of my favorite ornaments ever, these little Scandinavian gnomes are fun and each one can be customized to your own tastes!
- Mitten Gnome Ornament – A gnome peeking out of a mitten could not be cuter. Except that it’s tiny and on the Christmas tree–ooope!
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Hi I have been sewing for going on 53 years but my senior mind can’t figure out how to cut the fabric for the xmas gnome. I know the directions say what the size is. BUT……if you say 5 1/2 x 9 (fold) what exactly did you cut the fabric? Do you cut the fabric (with stretch) 5 1/2 horizontally and 18 vertically and then fold it to be 9 vertically? And with the directions for the hat you gave directions that make a rectangle. Do you then cut it to be a triangle? Sorry for sounding so stupid but I need the cut sizes before you fold please. Thanks Denise
So the longer number is on the fold. So if you’re cutting 5 x 9.5 on the fold, it’s 10 x 9 total (the 9 is the fold). And yes, you cut a triangle for the hat, opting to cut a rise or not (I cut the rise). This one was originally a YouTube exclusive which shows the cut pieces. I’m on mobile so can’t grab the exact starting position, but here is the video: https://youtu.be/uGEmpXsJu3A