I’ve had some requests for my take on carrot gnomes for Easter displays and tiered trays, so today I’m sharing two of them styled differently using the same pattern. Browse through this quick DIY gnome craft and let me know what you think.
For these spring gnomes, you’ll need to gather up a hot glue gun (no sewing required), fur, fleece, and a couple of basic gnome making supplies. Let’s get started.
Carrot Gnome DIY: Two Styles
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, there isn’t a week which goes by where I’m not making gnomes. Recently, I asked my newsletter friends (you should totally become one) what they would like to see and Lorraine had some specific details for a carrot gnome. It was very detailed, friends, and I thought… why not?
So I gathered up most of my supplies from the craft room, purchased a bit of green raffia, and then set to work creating these cuties. I’m using the no-sew tucked gnome pattern to make both, and will detail how to get the two different looks with the same cuts.
Get Secret Gnomes, Tips, & Freebies Delivered!
What is the best pattern to use when you don't want to sew? Do you know the secrets to a properly-proportioned gnome? Do you know where to get the best-priced fur?
Get all of this (and exclusive content just for you) delivered right to your inbox with the gnome-making series, free of charge. Sign up to get the once-weekly newsletter (and a jaw-dropping special offer)!
If you use gMail or Yahoo, please check the spam or "promotional" folders. Whitelist my email address or reply to the email to ensure delivery of all files. Happy Holidays! - Sarah
No Time to Make These Now? Save or Share for Later
If you need to gather supplies or wait closer to the season, save this to an Easter crafts pin board or share it on Facebook. Both will help you easily find it again later to get started.
As an Amazon Associate, I could earn from qualifying purchases. There could be affiliate links within this article.
Tips to Read Before You Get Started
- This Scandinavian gnome pattern was designed for fleece and felt. Cotton will not have the give needed for the body’s base piece to expand, so please do not use that.
- The gnome hat on this style is two pieces and the detail tip glue gun allows for a sewn-like seam. Watch the video to see how.
- You can create arms (they are included in the pattern) for the gnomes to hold a sign, accessory, or anything else you can think of.
- For this pattern to work, do not go light on the weight. The gnome body must be filled (and the bump out, too) so that it has stability.
- Green raffia can be purchased at craft stores, the Dollar Tree, or on Amazon and can even be used in place of the faux fur for the gnome beard.
- Fleece colors I used were orange (seriously orange) and taupe, but if you have a dark green fleece on hand, that would be great for a body.
- I used pipe cleaners to get the fun bends in the hat, but if you have floral wire it will work, as well. Just be sure to roll down the top and bottom edges so it doesn’t poke through the fabric.
- You can make this design with a sock gnome style body if you want to use up what you have on hand. Be sure to add enough weight for stability, and consider adding a jar lid, wood round, or doubled-up cardboard at the bottom before weight and fill.
How to Assemble the No Sew Gnome Pattern into a Carrot
Below is the written and printable tutorial for these fun cuties. If you are a visual learner or are creating a playlist, watch the full-length, detail-filled DIY Carrot Gnome tutorial here on YouTube. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe (we have a lot of fun).
More Spring and Easter Gnomes You Might Like
- DIY Bunny Gnomes – These are no-sew or sewing pattern gnomes made with fleece. The pattern comes with all you see here (and so much more).
- Floral Gnome – This guy is literally covered in blooms and he’s absolutely adorable. A lot of readers make, sell, and gift these around Mother’s Day.
- Pot Head Gnomes – The gnomes with flower pots as hats started a HUGE trend in the Etsy and maker community. Have you made one yet?
Please Save or Share This Fun Craft
Your shares are how this site grows and I am sincerely grateful. Please save this holiday gnome to a spring pin board or share it with a crafty group on Facebook.