Easy DIY Halloween Mummy Gnome

This easy mummy gnome is so simple and done so fast, you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of your afternoon. Any cone will work for this body style, so you can have a standing gnome with arms and legs.

You can make this DIY Halloween gnome in no time using some fabric and gauze from the dollar store. The little scraps of faux fur sticking for the gnome beard just make me smile every time I see him.

Standing mummy gnome covered in gauze for Halloween decor on black background.
Making this mummy gnome is such a breeze, literally done so fast, you’ll wonder if that’s it.

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Easy Mummy Gnome

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have been decorating for Halloween this week. You might have seen this easy ghost gnome that people went crazy for recently. You asked for more (one person asked for a mummified gnome!), so I made this Halloween gnome mummy in a similar way.

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I have been so pleased with how cute these gnomes have turned out and am glad they’re made in a way everyone can create. Let’s make this adorable gnome together.

Handmade Halloween mummy gnome with gauze on black background.
This adorable DIY Halloween gnome is a quick project everyone will love.

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You will need a cone as the base for this easy Halloween gnome craft, so you can make it any size.

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Tips to Make This Halloween Gnome Mummy

White mummy gnome DIY with gray beard on a Halloween background.
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How to Make a Halloween Mummy Gnome

Below is the written tutorial for this Halloween gnome. If you are a visual learner, follow along with the DIY Mummy Gnome video tutorial here.

Yield: 1 Easy Mummy Gnome

Easy Mummy Gnome

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Create a DIY Halloween gnome everyone will love. Use a cone, some fabric, and dollar store gauze to create this mummy gnome. This standing gnome with arms and legs is easy to put together with this free gnome tutorial and you will not even need a sewing machine. Because this is a cone gnome body, you can make a tiny or a large gnome using the same techniques. Watch the full mummy gnome video tutorial and use it as a guide to create your own Halloween gnome craft.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • Mummy Gnome Pattern
  • 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 and Glue Sticks
  • Sharp Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Grey or Black Marker


  1. 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.
  2. Wrap the body piece of fleece around the cone, hot gluing it in place snugly and trim off any excess. Save your scraps.
  3. Fold the arm shape in half and hot glue in place, then attach a bead for a hand.
  4. Cut the beard and glue to the front of the gnome, then hot glue the nose in place at the top of the beard.
  5. Mark where you want the arms to sit on the sides of the gnome.
  6. 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. 
  7. Poke a hole in the marked spot through the fleece, then slide the wire into the hole, and hot glue in place.
  8. 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.
  9. Add a stitch to separate each toe with a blanket stitch. Tie off the thread and trim end. 
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Cut the scraps of the white fleece into strips and cover any curler or dowel showing by gluing the strips to the legs.
  13. 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.
  14. Add a second layer of distressed gauze on top and get ready for boos! photo collage of easy nisse pattern to make a mummy gnome


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The steps to make this standing gnome with arms and legs is very easy – use a cone!

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