DIY Standing Scarecrow Gnome for Fall

This stunning standing scarecrow gnome has a ton of features and is a fun Fall decor piece. It is a standing gnome with legs and posable arms – something everyone has been asking for.

Create this gnome using the provided pattern but change up the decorations. I added patches and raffia but would love to see how you make this fall gnome idea.

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This fun fall scarecrow gnome is the easiest way to make a standing gnome.

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Standing Scarecrow Gnome Pattern

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have been on a fall and Halloween tangent lately. This fun standing gnome pattern has just been waiting to make his debut! I had a lot of fun creating all of the little details like the patches, his jeans, and the straw poking out.

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The best part of this no-sew scarecrow gnome is that you can create his using hot glue – no sewing is required to construct this DIY fall gnome. We get to play with raggedy edges, so even if you’re a beginner crafter, yours will look great!

A close up of a cute fall scarecrow gnome that stands wearing jeans, boots, and a patch hat.

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No Time to Make This Now? Save or Share It for Later

If you love this guy but can’t get started right now, save this to your favorite fall crafts pin board or share it on Facebook. Either way will make it easy to find when you’re ready to begin in this easy Fall gnome.

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How to Make a Curved Gnome Hat

I have made a handful of different types of gnome hats, trust me. But one question I get all the time is: how do you make a curved gnome hat? And I’ll be honest, it can completely depend on the gnome that you’re making. That being said, here are my favorite tips, for anyone who still has this question.

  • Use a curved hat gnome pattern. If you’re using a pattern that specifically has a curved hat, you’re already one step ahead than when you were not working from a pattern at all.
  • Use a thick floral wire. If you want a gnome hat to retain it’s wrinkles, the thickness of the wire can play a big part.
  • Use a stitch (or two) or glue your curve/wrinkled hat in place. I know this might seem counter-intuitive, because it can look like magic getting those hats to make that curve. A well-placed stitch IS magic – just tack your hat into the bend you want with a stich or glue those wrinkles down.

This particular scarecrow gnome pattern utilizes a curved hat, but it’s trimmed to allow the straw to poke out the top.

A no-sew standing scarecrow gnome made with jeans, felt, fur, and wood balls in front of a fall background on wood.

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Tips to Make this No-Sew Scarecrow Gnome

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DIY Standing Scarecrow Gnome Video Tutorial

If you’re a visual learner, watch the standing scarecrow gnome video tutorial on the YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe – we have a lot of fun over there.

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How to Make a Standing Scarecrow Gnome

Below is the step by step written tutorial. Keep this page open and follow along with the instruction or print it to take with you.

Yield: 1 Standing Gnome Scarecrow

Standing Scarecrow Gnome Pattern

no-sew standing scarecrow gnome pattern

I fun and easy way to add some fall farmhouse flair to you decor, this standing scarecrow gnome pattern is just adorable on all levels!

Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • No Sew Pattern Here
  • 1/4 yard Dark Brown Fabric
  • 1/4 yard Jegging Fabric (I used an old pair of kids' jeggings)
  • Scraps Fall Print Cotton
  • 1 Large Wood Bead
  • 2 Small Wood Beads for Hands
  • 1 Floral Wire
  • 1 Sheet Brown Kraft Paper Card Stock
  • 1/4 yard Brown Mongolian Faux Fur
  • Small Amount of Polyfill
  • 2 cups Poly Beads
  • 2 - 1/4-inch Dowels for Legs, optional
  • 1 Set Winter Cutie Booties, optional
  • 1 Mini Straw Bale


  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Scissors
  • Razor Blade or Craft Knife


  1. Trace and cut out one gnome body shape and 2 hat shapes out of the dark brown felt fabric. Fold the gnome body shape in half and run a hot glue hem along the open side. Cut slits in the flap about 1/2 inches long and 1 inch apart, then fold the flap of the gnome body shape over and close the bottom of the gnome with hot glue. Allow the glue to dry fully.
  2. Turn the body of the gnome right side out. Fill the gnome body with 1-2 cups of poly beads. Tuck a small portion of polyfill into the top of the gnome body to hold the poly beads inside.
  3. Cut off the top of the two hat pieces where the hat starts to curve. With your hot glue gun, run a hem along the side edges of the two hat pieces, leaving a small gap of 1 1/2 to 2 inches long on each side of the hat. Allow glue to dry completely. Roughly trim the brim edge of the hat to give it a rougher look than your clean cuts. Turn the hat right side out and fill the hat a little with a small amount of polyfill. in-process step of gluing the hat together to make a fall scarecrow gnome pattern that is posable
  4. Make the Winter Cutie Booties, following the pattern, adding a piece of foam core board cut to a little smaller than the sole shape to the sole for additional stability.
  5. Fit a dowel inside each of the shoes then hot glue them in place, adding poly beads or polyfill to help hold the dowels in place, as needed. in-process step of making gnome boots for a no-sew standing scarecrow gnome pattern with moveable arms
  6. Fit a piece of the kraft brown card stock around each of the legs, hot gluing it in place, in order to fill-out the space in the ankle of the bootie and give the leg a bit of body so it looks stuffed under the pants.
  7. Cut a piece of jegging fabric that covers the bottom 1/2 of the gnome body, including the base. Hot glue hem the rough edges. Fit this fabric piece around the gnome and hot glue it in place with the gnome's body shape covered.
  8. Cut two pieces of jegging fabric to loosely cover the legs. Fold the jegging fabric wrong-side to wrong-side and hot glue hem the two side together. Turn the two legs right-side out and fit them over the legs, folding the body-side hem over into the leg and hot gluing it in place. photo collage tutorial of how to make a standing scarecrow gnome pattern
  9. Hot glue the body on top of the legs, affixing the dowel, card stock and jegging material to add a little stability. Slide the floral wire through the top of the body, down through the base of the gnome and into one of the legs, if possible, to add just one more added layer of stability.
  10. Cut out the beard shape from the brown faux fur by turning the fur over and cutting only the fabric with the razor blade or craft knife.
  11. Affix the beard to the gnome by hot gluing the beard to the body, about 2 inches below the top edge of the gnome body. Hot glue the nose in place about 1-inch below the top of the beard. Place the hat on top of the gnome's head, tucking it down over the top of the nose. in-process step of gluing on a gnome nose to make a standing gnome pattern for a scarecrow gnome
  12. Hot glue the hat in place in the back and sides in just a couple of places--not the whole way around, then one little dot on the nose to make a wrinkle (this is the best part).
  13. Cut out two arm shapes from the printed cotton fabric. Fold the shape in half wrong-side to wrong-side and hot glue it in place. Turn the arm shape right-side out. Fit a piece of floral wire into each arm and add a little Poly-Fill to give it some shape. Slip each arm up into the hat on the side and hot glue it in place. Hot glue the small wood bead "hands" in place on the ends of the arms.
  14. Fill any of the gaps in the hat with patches cut from the printed cotton fabric and then follow by hot gluing in some straw from the straw bale. Add some straw coming out of the pant legs, sleeves and around the edge of the hat. Then get ready to display your gnome because they're done! photo collage tutorial of how to make a no-sew scarecrow gnome pattern


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