I wanted a new porch gnome this fall and came up with this fun and easy tomato cage gnome. In just 10 minutes, I had a giant gnome at the ready!
Tomato Cage Gnome
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love decorating the porch to go along with all the fun farmhouse touches on the inside of the house. I mean, coming home to the fun inside is made even better when there’s a gnome to greet you at the porch! So, when I found this old sweater when I was cleaning out a closet, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it!
Isn’t that just fantastic to take an old, otherwise undesirable sweater and upcycle it into a gnome that you genuinely love?! Projects like this just energize me to make more! So, grab an old tomato cage from the garden and let’s get started.
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Tips to Make this Porch GNome Using a Tomato Cage
- There’s no particular pattern to make this porch gnome because every tomato cage is different and your sweaters will be different…everything will be different. But you don’t need a pattern. This easy gnome comes together so quick.
- When you’re making the nose for this gnome, I chose to make the felt ball pom pom with hot glue. But, if you have a needle and thread, this can be done with a running stitch so much faster and easier. I just ended up doing this to make sure the whole project could be done no-sew. So, it’s up to you!
- You can use traditional beard materials for this gnome’s beard. But I wanted to try something new, something I’d never tried before but had always intrigued me: loop yarn. It was definitely fun, but it took a lot more yarn than I anticipated. So keep that in mind.
How Do I Make this Tomato Cage Gnome?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re a visual learner, check our full tomato cage gnome video tutorial here on YouTube.
More Porch Gnome Tutorials You Might Like
- Garden Style Clay Pot Gnome – One of the first gnomes I ever made, this little clay pot gnome is just about the best and easiest way to bring a gnome to your porch or garden!
- Gnome Sweet Gnome Porch Gnome Trio – A little wood, a saw and some glue inspired me to fix up a fun set of gnomes to display a little sign by my front door!
- Farmhouse Gnomes from Logs for the Porch – You aren’t going to find an easier way to make a gnome made of logs. And making this little set of log gnomes is simple and fun!
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