I’ve gotten the question so many times, I just had to figure out how to make a standing sock gnome. Turns out, it’s incredibly easy and really cute.
How to Make a Standing Sock Gnome
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making gnomes. They’re so wonderfully fun. But one of my OTHER favorite pastimes is helping others make gnomes. I get questions over in my DIY Gnomes and Friends Facebook Group all the time. And I recently got a flurry of questions that I just had to answer with this easy standing sock gnome.
The best part was how just SUPER simple this little tomte turned out – and yet so cute. How does that happen that the easier they are, the cuter they can be?! Gnomes are just the best. If you’re ready to make a seriously cute sock gnome that stands, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Sock Gnome that Stands
- First things first, you have got to get one of those adorable wine bottle sweaters here. They’re not absolutely necessary, but they’re so stinking cute, it really makes this tomte unique and fun. I seriously love the way mine turned out!
- I used my free winter bootie gnome pattern here to make the wee booties for this awesome standing gnome. I initially designed these booties for a sitting gnome, but honestly, they work for standing gnomes, too, apparently!
- Gnome noses are one of my favorite subjects. I typically go with anything I can find that’s mostly round, beige and not difficult to make or find in the craft stash. I love using wood beads like these, though, because you can’t find anything more consistent in shape and color.
- If you’re a little worried about attempting to make your own DIY Christmas gnomes because of the faux fur used for the mustaches or beards, don’t be. Anyone, even a first-timer, can make a beautiful, lush beard or ‘stache in just a few seconds. All you do is place the fur face-down on the table and, with a razor or craft knife, cut just the fabric backing, then pull the cut piece away, gently separating the fur. Seriously, that’s all there is to it.
How Do I Make this Standing Sock Gnome?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
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- Mini Sock Gnome Ornaments – Take all those sock scraps from making your traditional sock gnomes and turn them into Christmas ornaments super fast.
- Sock Gnome with Boots – Need a quick way to give your little sock gnome some shoes? Learn how to make a twisty-hat gnome with boots, to boot! HA!
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