Adorable Mitten Gnome Ornament You Can Make in Minutes!

This mitten gnome ornament is so simple and they would make great gifts! Perfect for a farmhouse Christmas tree and just stinkin’ adorable!

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You can make this easy mitten gnome ornament for Christmas in just 20 minutes!

MItten Gnome Ornament

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making gnomes. They are the hobby I never knew I would love so much, but it turns out that I do. Crazy that. And the newest addition to my lovely collection of tomten is this absolutely stunning gnome in a mitten ornament.


Simple to make and so absolutely farmhouse fresh, this gnome ornament is definitely on my list of favorite DIY Christmas crafts. If you’re ready to get a little farmhouse gnome on your Christmas tree, 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 Gnome Ornaments for Christmas

  • Click here to get the mitten gnome ornament pattern.
  • I like to make my gnome noses from a variety of things. Sometimes it’s wood beads, sometimes buttons. But this time it was polymer clay. Why did I pick clay to make this gnome’s nose? Because it had to be tiny and I already had the oven on to do another clay baking project. Also, the wood beads were in their box buried under a pile of other crafting supplies. #lazycrafter
  • Grab a festive embellishment for the hat. If you want to embroider a snowflake into the front of the hat, go for it! I like to grab a pre-made bauble like these pretty poinsettia flowers. Fast, easy and super cute!
  • I made this entire gnome a no-sew pattern by using hot glue to make all my hems. But you could use a sewing machine.
  • If you’ve never cut Mongolian 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!
  • Don’t affix any of the fuzzy material under the beard, cut it just short of that so the beard can fall nicely without pushing out.
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How Do I Make this Christmas Gnome Ornament?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. To watch our full mitten gnome ornament video tutorial, see it here on YouTube.

Yield: 1 adorable Christmas ornament

Mitten Gnome Ornament

gnome ornament tutorial for a gnome in a mitten

You can make a mitten gnome ornament in about 20 minutes. Such a simple Christmas gnome craft that adds a little touch of farmhouse charm to your Christmas tree.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Red Craft Felt
  • Grey or Charcoal Craft Felt
  • Mongolian Fur
  • Buffalo Check Fabric
  • Paper Poinsettia
  • Grey Fluffy Furry Fabric
  • Polymer Clay Nose
  • Small Amount of Polyfill
  • Ornament Hanger
  • Free Printable Pattern



  1. Cut out two mitten shapes from the red craft felt, one long rectangle from the fuzzy fabric and one small rectangle from the grey craft felt.
  2. Cut out the beard shape from the mongolian fur.
  3. Fold the buffalo check fabric in half and cut out the hat shape along the fold, so that you have one larger triangle shape. Alternatively (if what I just said doesn't make sense), you can just cut out two hat shapes from the buffalo check fabric. how to make a gnome in a mitten for an ornament
  4. Glue the bottom edge of the hat into a hem folded inward toward the inside side of the fabric. Allow glue to dry completely.
  5. With the hat triangle folded with insides facing, hot glue the two long sides of the hat together, forming a cone. Allow glue to dry completely.
  6. Turn the hat right side out.
  7. Hot glue the grey rectangle of craft felt into a tube by folding it over. Allow glue to dry completely. Don't worry about turning it inside out, you're not going to see the body at all, ever.
  8. Stuff body tube with a small amount of polyfill.
  9. Place hot glue on the mongolian fur and press it in place on the body of the gnome about 1/4 inch from the top of the tube opening. how to make a gnome mitten christmas ornament
  10. Affix the nose onto the beard, about 1/8-inch below the top of the fur.
  11. Tuck the hat on the top of the gnome's head, glueing a little on the nose to make the wrinkle of the hat.
  12. Slide the ornament hanger in the top of the hat. how to make a gnome christmas ornament with a mitten
  13. Affix the poinsettia in place in the center of the hat.
  14. Glue the two mitten shapes together and allow glue to dry completely.
  15. Turn the mitten right side out. how to make a Christmas gnome ornament with a mitten
  16. Tuck the gnome inside the mitten and hot glue it in place with the nose just above the edge of the opening.
  17. Glue the fuzzy fabric to the mitten's top, leaving the space under the gnome's beard without fuzzy fabric.


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  • Gnome Ornament Swag – Take your gnome holiday decorations outside with this adorable and easy swag DIY project!
  • Wood Block Gnomes – Not really an ornament, but you know, it’s ornamental…lol! In all seriousness, though, these wood block gnomes are adorable and SUPER easy and would make a great gift idea!
  • Scandinavian Gnome Ornaments – What do you do with a bit of fur, some felt and a bit of red bead? You just make a fun Christmas ornament, that’s what!
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