There’s just something about their little noses… I’m drawn to the adorable Scandinavian Christmas gnomes and want to make and decorate with them during the holidays.
Learn how to make Swedish Christmas Gnomes in a myriad of ways. You can DIY a tomte, nisse, or Scandinavian gnome is no time at all!
DIY Gnome Tutorials
These cute holiday gnomes go by many names:
- Swedish Tomte
- Nisse (Nisser)
- Felt Nordic Gnomes
- Christmas Gnomes
- Scandinavian Gnomes
- Holiday Gnomes
- Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes
- and even Christmas Elves (in some parts of the world).
Using the most simple of craft supplies, we can create our own DIY Christmas gnomes (tomte or nisse) in any style. Below is a list of ideas and projects we’ve made featuring these adorable gnomes.
Stay tuned because we’ll be adding so many more of these cuties! It’s so easy (and fun) to DIY gnomes for the holidays and seasonal decor.
How to Make Holiday Gnomes
We have a lot of options here for you, friends. I can’t stop making these adorable holiday gnome crafts. If you happen to be looking for everything EXCEPT Christmas gnomes, check our other page of non-Christmas DIY gnome tutorials.
Christmas Gnome Ornaments from Wood Slices
These easy Christmas gnome ornaments were extremely popular soon after I published them. They’re done in just 15-minutes and they are no-sew gnomes – that could be why.
No-Sew Rice-Filled Gnome
This is the gnome that started it all – before Pinterest, before YouTube. I made this little rice-filled gnome sitting on the basement floor when I was supposed to be cleaning out craft supplies…
Farmhouse Christmas Gnome Mason Jars
He’s a functional one, this little farmhouse Christmas gnome. He’s got a surprise inside!
Nesting Gnomes – So Much Fun and Easy with This Cheat!
I cannot tell you how proud I am of this set of cuties. Challenging to figure out, sure, but now that I have, you can make these adorable Nesting Gnomes in no time.
Wooden Gnome Ornaments (Cute Gnomes with Eyebrows)
Because I couldn’t get over the eyebrows on the nesting gnome (aren’t they the cutest?!), I whipped up a set of wooden gnome ornaments, too.
Gnome Wine Topper
What’s not to love? Wine + this adorable gnome wine topper? Count me in.
Ugly Sweater Gnome
To be fair, I don’t think he’s sporting a hideous pattern, but when a gal has an idea for an ugly sweater gnome, she has to see it through. Look. At. That. Pompom – it’s my favorite!
Gnome Wine Cork Ornaments
Next up, I made some cute Swedish gnome wine cork ornaments. What can I say? We had a couple of empty bottles lying around…
Gnome Knitting Pattern in Two Sizes
If you like to knit, this set of free gnome knitting patterns is going to make your heart grow. A talented friend developed these gnome patterns and they are keepers, for sure!
Reindeer Gnome (Yes, it’s Rudolph)
I know what you’re thinking: “Wow, there sure are a lot of Christmas gnomes in this woman’s house.” Yes, but in my defense, they’re all pretty cute. And this Rudolph, the red-nosed Reindeer gnome is one of our newest additions. It was a lot of fun figuring out how to make the antlers.
Adorable Christmas Gnome Porch Sign
If you love working with scrap wood, this is a fun holiday project that will have your porch ready for visitors. I made this Gnome Sweet Gnome porch sign so it can be tucked away under the awning and greet visitors with a bit of whimsy.
Christmas gnome wreath (Yarn-Wrapped)
This is gorgeous in person – I just cannot tell you how this really pops. This Christmas gnome wreath is actually very easy to make and you’ll be done in no time – the secret is in the materials.
No-Sew Gnome Pillow Cover
Any size, any style – this no-sew gnome pillow cover tutorial will bring festive fun to anyone’s home decor.
Mr. and Mrs. Gnomes – A Gnome Couple for Christmas
I just love these little sweeties! Our Mr. and Mrs. Gnome are a perfect mantle decoration and they are so quick to come together.
Scandinavian Gnomes Tutorials – Cone Gnomes
These are what started it all for me, friends. I love making this style of Scandinavian gnome. They involve no sewing (yay!) and are a perfect craft to add a bit of holiday cheer.
Scandinavian Gnome with Braids
I learned a new technique to make the hair for our Scandinavian gnome with braids. She’s adorable, sure, but she’s got some fire in her.
Easy Christmas Gnome Tutorial
This is likely the easiest gnome pattern I’ve put together. Check out how easy it is to make this Swedish gnome.
Minimalist Scandinavian Wreath
The star of the show is the center ornament for this minimalist Scandinavian holiday wreath. It’s easy and I got so many compliments on it!
Christmas and Holiday Gnome Collection
If you haven’t seen anything here which strikes your fancy, check out this collection of the best Christmas gnome tutorials from around the web. And yes, there are 75 of them (so far)…
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