This adorable bunny gnome for Easter is a new pattern featuring these fabulous, floppy ears! The knockout stout short gnome pattern packs a LOT into an adorable, 6 inch tall package and can be made with or without the long bunny ears add on.
This gnome pattern for beginners can be sewn or assembled with a hot glue gun, making it a fun 40 or so minutes to spend time in the craft room. Scroll down to see a couple of examples from the pattern to give you even more ideas.
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Cute and Easy 6 Inch Gnome Pattern
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It’s still coming together but because I’ve made so much progress, I was able to create this new gnome pattern! This guy is… STOUT. He can be made in two sizes and even includes a bonus bunny ear add-on to create this adorable floppy-ear gnome.
I am super excited to share this with you and I hope you love it as much as I do. In the pattern, I share additional options and will provide some pictures of those here. Be sure to join us on the YouTube channel for those videos!
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Stout Gnome Video Tutorials
As with all of my gnome inspiration, each of these gnomes comes with a complete video tutorial. My videos walk you through each step and share details on construction and gnome-making.
The playlist for the Knockout Stout Gnome Pattern is here. Be sure to subscribe and follow along – we have a lot of fun on the channel.
Variation: Stout Short Gnome with Cap Gnome Hat
This pattern includes a hat, two body sizes, and a long, floppy ear addition which will be detailed below. However, that is not the only look which can be achieved using this pattern.
The hat can be assembled without the ears and produces a rounded cap style gnome hat (with or without arms). One example of this capped hat style is below, made with a 1 inch brim for a tailored appearance. For more of a slouchy hat look in front, create a 1/2 inch brim, scrunch the fabric, and glue into place.
Variation: Dollar Tree Easter Gnome with Bunny Ears and Feet
This adorable Dollar Tree Easter bunny gnome is cming soon to the channel (and included in the pattern). Use the party favor booties to create the pudgy body, ears, and adorable feet using dollar store socks and an automotive department staple!
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Materials for the Stout Floppy Ear Bunny Gnome Pattern
I have a few options in the pattern, but here are the basic supplies and materials you will need to create this gnome. As an aside, the bunny ear inserts can be cut from fleece, cotton, or flannel.
- Stout Gnome Pattern with Bonus
- Fleece in two colors (or cotton or flannel for the ear inset)
- Faux Fur
- Gnome Nose
- Embroidery Thread and ModPodge (to add whiskers)
- Basic Gnome Making Supplies (listed below)
Instructions to Make This Easter Bunny Gnome
Get the Knockout Stout gnome pattern, download, and print the pattern pages. I recommend you watch the video tutorial before starting. Note: you can transfer the patterns to something like a file folder or flexible plastic cutting board to strengthen them or use the printer paper
First, create the brim on the wrong sides of each of the hat pieces by either gluing or sewing the brim in place. Pin the hat pieces right sides together once completed.
Glue or sew the ears by placing the right sides of the fabric together. Once assembled, turn right sides out using needle nose pliers or hemostats.
Position the ears between the layers of the hat and secure. Please reference the pattern for detailed instructions and additional placement options.
Pin together the body piece and hat per the instructions. Glue or sew the body’s vertical and bottom edge. When secure, pull apart the sides and create the diamond bottom.
Add weight and stuffing to the body. Use embroidery thread and a needle to create a running stitch near the top of the body to secure.
Cut a faux fur gnome beard using the X-Acto knife, split the fur in the center, and glue the wood round to the fur’s fabric backing. Cut and assemble a pompom tail from faux fur per the pattern instructions.
Glue the beard on to the gnome, add on the nose and hat, and secure everything. Glue on the bunny tail and decorate!
More Gnome Patterns and Crafts You Might Like
- Easter Sock Gnome – This adorable gnome can be made in no time at all using some felt, fur, and a few finds from the dollar store.
- Cute Rabbit Gnome – Another easy sock gnome but not like you’ve ever seen before (this is genius)!
- Treat Container for Easter – Make your own sweets holder that looks sweet on is own.
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