No Sew Carrot Gnomes for Easter

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.

Close up horizontal image of carrot gnome with orange fleece hat, orange faux fur, wooden gnome nose and fun raffia detailing in front of an Easter vase and farmhouse beads on light wood background.
These carrot gnomes are adorable and made in no time with a hot glue gun and easy to assemble gnome pattern.

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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.

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Vertical image showing two carrot gnomes for Easter with orange hats, green raffia, orange gnome beards from fur and a light wood background.
These adorable carrot gnomes for Easter are no sew and you can make them with a bendy hat or short, straight hat.

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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.
Square image showing a vase with succulent and Easter eggs with two carrot gnomes made for Spring with orange fleece, orange fur, green raffia and cute wooden gnome nose.
These two Easter gnomes are ready for their tiered tray or Spring display.

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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).

Horizontal close up image of a carrot gnome DIY project made with fleece and green raffia for Easter decor in front of a farmhouse bead garland and succulent..
In the video, I show how I struggled with where to put the greenery for the carrot gnome… Front or back?
Yield: 2 Easter Gnomes

DIY No Sew Carrot Gnomes for Easter

Square image showing a vase with succulent and Easter eggs with two carrot gnomes made for Spring with orange fleece, orange fur, green raffia and cute wooden gnome nose.

These adorable spring cuties are made to look like carrot gnomes to be tucked into your trays or holiday displays. Grab your hot glue gun and let's get started.

Active Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. Cut the pattern pieces for the hat and body using orange fleece for the hat and beige for the body. Follow the pattern directions and glue the body on the long edge, right sides together. Let set and glue the bottom tab per the pattern or video instruction. If this is your first time creating the tucked gnome body, please watch the video. Set aside and let dry.Step 1 to make a carrot Easter gnome with hot glue gun by gluing the body pattern together.
  2. Glue the right sides of the hat together, lining up the tip first and securing each side all the way down. Set aside and let dry.Step 2 of gnome assembly showing to join hat pattern pieces together with hot glue starting at the top tip.
  3. Turn the body right sides out, checking the seams. Add 3/4 cup to 1 cup of poly pellets (weight) into the body of the gnome, taking care to pop out the area of the pattern to fit more. Fill the remainder of the body with poly fill so that it bounces back to the original shape when squeezed.Step 3 of the carrot gnomes is to add weight and fill to the body.
  4. Turn the hat right sides out, poke out the top, and check all seams. Cut the faux fur beard to your liking (my beard's width was half the body and cut in a U-shape).The fourth step in carrot gnome creation is to cut a half wrap gnome beard from orange faux fur with an Exacto knife.
  5. Split the fur to the fabric backing, add glue, and press the wood ball into the beard for the nose.Crafter showing how to split the fur to the fabric backing and add a gnome nose with hot glue.
  6. Add raffia cuts to the back inside of the hat and trim and doubled up pipe cleaners twisted and glued on the inside seam for a bendable hat.Step 6 showing to add raffia to the inside back of the gnome hat for a carrot look for the Easter gnomes.
  7. Glue the beard and nose onto the front of the body over the seam side. Fold up the front of the hat’s bottom seam about 1/4 of an inch for a finished edge in front and glue to the nose.Step 7 of the carrot gnome assembly shows to create a brim by turning up only the front hat portion.
  8. Glue down the back and sides of the hat to the body.The image shows the last step in the creation and assembly of the carrot gnome which is to glue on the hat to the gnome body.

Notes

  1. Beginners should use fleece because the stretch of the fabric will make it come together easily.
  2. Use a detail tip hot glue for sewn-like seams. 
  3. Create an alternative beard using raffia, green moss, yarn or other faux fur colors.
  4. To create the other style gnome, add raffia to the top of the hat before gluing the two pieces together (point it down and into the hat). Cut off the bottom 2 inches of the hat pieces and assemble as normal.
  5. Read through all the tips in the article before you get started.

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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?

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You can whip up a pair of adorable Easter gnomes for your holiday displays.

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