I’ll be honest, this easy mummy gnome is so simple and done so fast, you’ll be asking yourself ‘that’s it?!’ and the answer is ‘yes’, it’s done that fast!
Easy Mummy Gnome
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have become halloween gnome obsessed of late. No, I know, it’s not the traditional Scandinavian gnome, but these halloween tomten are so fun and fantastic, I can’t help myself. My latest was this awesomely fun ghost gnome, but when I was making that one, I made this fun and easy mummy gnome at the same time.
And I have been so pleased with how adorable these gnomes have turned out, I’m not sure I can stop. So, if you’re ready to get halloween gnome obsessed with this mummy gnome, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make This Halloween Gnome Mummy
- Start by getting the no-sew mummy gnome pattern here (which happens to be bundled with the ghost gnome…two gnomes in one!). Or, if you would like to cut the fabric elements using your Cricut, you can get the no-sew ghost gnome pattern AND cut file set here. Either will work, the difference is having the option to use your cutting machine or using your scissors.
- Grab about 1/3 yard of a nice, fleece fabric. I know, you’re saying you’re going to use the gauze on the outside. But it’s got holes and gaps and you don’t want to see the cone through that. So just go with some fleece on the bottom.
- This halloween gnome pattern is primarily based on a 7-inch styrofoam cone. Cones make a great material to make gnomes with. Just wrap and decorate!
- I made this entire gnome a no-sew pattern by using hot glue to make all my hems (with the exception of the toes, I couldn’t find a way to make the toes without sewing). It’s my recommendation that you use a fabric hot glue stick like these or my favorite brand of non-fabric glue here.
How Do I Make this Easy Mummy Gnome?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you are a visual learner, follow along with the DIY Mummy Gnome video tutorial here.
- Mummy Gnome Pattern
- Mummy Gnome Pattern and SVG Set
- Scrap of Grey Long Pile Crinkle Fur (check out some awesome options here)
- 1 - 7-inch Styrofoam Cone
- 1/3 yard Off-White Fleece
- 2 Rolls Medical Gauze
- Off-White Embroidery Thread
- 12-Gauge Floral Wire
- 2 - 1/4 inch Balls or Beads for Hands
- 1 - 3/4 inch Ball or Bead for Nose
- 2 Foam Hair Curlers (optional)
- 1 Wood Round (I painted mine black)
- 2 - 4 1/4-inch long 1/4-inch thick Dowels
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue (note: hot glue sticks for fabric do exist and should be used, if possible)
- Sharp Scissors or Rotary Cutter
- Embroidery Needle
- Grey or Black Marker
- Cut out the pattern shapes for the gnome body, two arms and four feet from the white fleece fabric. Cut out two eyes from the black felt.
- Wrap the body piece of fleece around the cone, hot gluing it in place snugly and trim off any excess. Save your scraps.
- Fold the arm shape in half and hot glue in place, then attach a bead for a hand.
- Cut the beard and glue to the front of the gnome, then hot glue the nose in place at the top of the beard.
- Mark where you want the arms to sit on the sides of the gnome.
- Slide a piece of floral wire into the arm, leaving a 2-inch long tail then bend the wire tail in a 90-degree angle at the end of the arm.
- Poke a hole in the marked spot through the fleece, then slide the wire into the hole, and hot glue in place.
- Flip two of the feet cut outs over, then match them up one on top of the other. Working with one foot at a time, hot glue between the two pieces along the toe line - do not glue the back.
- Add a stitch to separate each toe with a blanket stitch. Tie off the thread and trim end.
- Cut a foam curler into two 2 inches long pieces and remove the wire. Thread the dowels into the curler pieces then insert the dowels into the cone bottom, hot gluing them in place.
- Glue the front of the feet pieces to the wood round. Then, lift the top piece of the foot and glue the curlers onto the bottom foot fabric. Lift the back of the bottom foot’s fabric up and secure it to the curler or dowel. Then glue the back bottom foot fabric to the wood.
- Cut the scraps of the white fleece into strips and cover any curler or dowel showing by gluing the strips to the legs.
- Wrap the gauze around the gnome body, from head to legs. You can thread the gauze between the beard to get the look I made. Cut two small portions of the distressed gauze in half lengthwise and cover each arm.
- Add a second layer of distressed gauze on top and get ready for boos!
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More No-Sew Halloween Gnome Patterns You Might Like
- Halloween Gnome Garland – I am so excited to have the halloween gnome garland to decorate with this year because it’s so cute and perfectly spooky!
- Easy Pirate Gnome – Argh! This be one of the best gnome patterns I’ve ever seen, me hardies! If you don’t wanna walk the plank, check it out!
- No-Sew Witch Gnome – She’s wicked but oh so fun, you can’t help but want to cook up a potion with this fun little gnomette!
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