This free printable gnome candy holder is a fun and easy holiday craft. Use it to gift candy, money, small toys, and more.
To make a gnome candy hugger, you will need: the free gnome template, a printer, paper, scissors, and a glue stick. This is a fun Christmas craft idea to make with the kids, at the senior center, or just on a rainy afternoon.
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Printable Gnome Candy Holder Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I know the holidays are so busy. Moving to a new state, town, and neighborhood means that I’ll be double-timing my gifting. We are going to drop off small gifts and treasures this holiday season to neighbors, my daughter’s school friends, and friends of friends (and family).
It’s a lot, right? Well, I set to brainstorming how I could pop in little treasures and treats easily and this adorable gnome pattern was created. It’s a free candy holder printable and is so easy to put together, so we should get started.
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Tips to Keep in Mind When Making This Holiday Gnome Candy Hugger
- You will need the free printable gnome candy hugger template here. It is an instant download and doesn’t require you to sign up for anything. :)
- Use regular copy paper in the printer, set the setting to 100% to scale, and print in black and white (so as to not waste ink).
- I used a series of holiday colors for a Christmas gnome candy holder, but you can use this for all seasons. Pastels would be great for spring, neon paper would be perfect for summer, and the natural tones would match fall.
- Use a glue stick and not liquid glue for this craft. It is less messy and honestly, it’s easier to actually get them all to stick together quickly to assemble the printable candy card.
- Ideas for what to use for the gnome nose: a pompom, a mini ornament, a small jingle bell, or even a small piece of round candy.
- To attach the candy, lollipop or money gift, use the glue stick a glue dot, a foam glue dot (to raise it up), or even string threaded through the body. There are tons of ways to attach a little gift to the gnome body.
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Instructions for a Paper Gnome Candy Holder
Below are the written and printable instructions (and the template) to create this gnome candy hugger. Keep this page open while you’re working to refer back to the construction or video tutorial.
If you’re making a playlist of easy holiday crafts, here is the quick gnome candy holder video tutorial on YouTube. While you’re there, be sure to subscribe – we have a lot fun!
More Quick and Easy Holiday Gnome Crafts
- Gnome Paper Roll Ornament – This little gnome ornament went viral on some kid craft pages on Facebook because it’s cute and oh-so easy.
- Gnome Board Game Printable – This easy board game or chore chart tracker keeps my little one track during the holiday break.
- Make a Set of Gnome Peg Dolls – Cold, snowy days call for crafts and this easy one uses up scraps and some paint.
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