I loves making these quick and easy Nordic wood gnomes. They’re such adorable little guys, so simple, but so full of character!
Nordic Wood Gnomes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have come to love every little gnome that runs across the craft table. But there’s a special place in my heart for gnomes that take less than 15 minutes to make. And these easy Nordic wood gnomes tick that off on the list for sure!
In just a handful of minutes, I had a whole new take on Christmas gnomes and the perfect filler for a farmhouse tiered tray! If you’re ready for a fun new wood Nordic gnome you can make in just a few minutes, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Nordic GNomes from Wood
- If you want to cut your own wood, that’s great! I didn’t do that, though. I did a little shortcut and bought my wood triangle blocks pre-cut. Best idea ever, because I had to do almost no prep.
- When you’re making your hats, don’t forget to leave yourself a hem allowance, if you decide not to use felt or fleece, or some other fabric that doesn’t fray. I obviously used felt, so I didn’t leave myself a seam allowance, there just wasn’t a need. But that extra hemming step is necessary if you use a fabric with fray-potential.
- Let’s talk gnome noses. There’s a fine line between too large and not big enough. If you watch my video tutorial here, you can see that I tried a larger nose. It did not cut it. So I went with a smaller sized wood bead. What I’m trying to say, though, is to try different sizes and styles to find the nose that’s right for you! You can use wood beads, polymer clay balls, stockings stuffed with polyfill, or even ping pong balls. Almost anything will work that’s nice and round.
- Finally, my favorite part, the beard. If you’re familiar with any of my other gnome tutorials (there are so many, seriously) you know that my favorite tomte beard material is Mongolian fur. It’s long, rich and oh so soft. I recommend the fur here. But, if you would rather buy a small amount, I recommend checking out this Etsy seller (watch the sizes; the pricing is better on Amazon).
How Do I Make this Nordic Wood Gnomes?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a DIY Christmas gnome tutorials playlist on YouTube, here is our video tutorial for these adorable wooden gnomes! Be sure to like and subscribe while you’re there.
More Nordic Gnome Tutorials You Might Like
- Nordic Viking Gnome – You’re not going to believe how easy it is to make a little viking all your own to sail the high seas and pillage your tiered tray decor.
- Cozy Gnome Pattern – If you ever needed a gnome pattern that you could make work for basically any gnome that could be conceived, this cozy gnome pattern is EVERYTHING. Literally, you can make it work for any gnome ever.
- Twisty Hat Nordic Gnome – One of the funnest ways to make your very own tomte, this little twisty hat gnome is so sweet, you can’t not boop that nose!
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