This Ugly Christmas Sweater Gnome is the Cutest Snow Bunny Gnome EVER!

You have to check out this ugly Christmas sweater gnome. It’s so ridiculously cute and this ugly Christmas sock gnome is so EASY!

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Gnome

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are obsessed with the adorableness of this cute ugly Christmas sweater gnome. Not only is it simply freaking cute, but it was ridiculously easy to make. Less than 20 minutes. Let me repeat: Less. Than. 20. Minutes. Meaning, you can make this adorable ugly sock gnome as a handmade Christmas gift in minutes. 


Seriously, that is the BEST kind of last minute Christmas gift (one that’s fast and fun, but totally looks like it took forever and was absolutely something you bought–but not). Oh, man, this is seriously my most favorite gnome right now. So, if you’re ready to make this insanely cute holiday gnome, well let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Ugly Christmas Sock Gnome

  • If you want to use the exact same Christmas socks as I used, you can get them here.
  • You can use a wooden bead or a cork for a nose, or basically anything you can as a nose. I used a polymer clay ball I made.,.
  • I used rice to fill my ugly Christmas sock gnome, but you don’t have to. You can use those little plastic beads, beans, pebbles…basically anything to give it a little weight to keep it from falling over. Just be aware with anything more chunky than rice that it might make your gnome’s body lumpy.
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How Do I Make this Ugly Christmas Sweater Gnome?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. 

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Gnome

easy christmas sock gnome tutorial

You have to check out this ugly Christmas sweater gnome. It's so ridiculously cute and this ugly Christmas sock gnome is so EASY!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Ugly Christmas Sock
  • Scrap of White Craft Fur
  • Dime-Sized Portion of White Polymer Clay
  • Dime-Sized Portion of Light Brown Polymer Clay
  • 1 Large Pom Pom
  • 1 Cup Uncooked Rice
  • Small Amount of Polyfill


  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Scissors
  • Oven
  • Cup


  1. Make your gnome's nose by combining the brown and white polymer clay until a flesh-color is consistent throughout. 
  2. Roll clay into a neat ball, making sure they are smooth all the way around.
  3. Bake in the oven per the polymer clay package directions. Allow to cool before touching. Set aside.
  4. Cut the bottom of the sock off at the heel. Set aside the top of the sock and work only with the bottom for the sock make the body of the gnome.
  5. Open the top of the sock around the mouth of the cup, with the sock inside. Fill with rice (or your chosen filler).
  6. Tuck some polyfill in the top of the sock, to keep the rice from spilling.
  7. Fold the top of the sock over and hot glue it closed. Use plenty of hot glue to seal it up so none of the rice will come out.
  8. Cut the craft fur out in a triangle shape, sized just right for your gnome.
  9. Cut the craft fur out in a tiny rectangle to make a mustache for your gnome. Finger brush this away from the center, forming a mustache.
  10. Set aside body, beard and mustache. photo tutorial of how to make a ugly christmas sweater gnome from a sock
  11. Make the gnome's hat by cutting off the remaining portion of the heel from the top portion of the sock.
  12. Hem the bottom opening (the cut end) of the top of the sock by folding over the cut ends and glueing them in place with the hot glue.
  13. Bunch the top of the sock top closed and hot glue it in place.
  14. Glue the pom pom on top of this bunched-closed opening.
  15. Hot glue the beard in place on the body of the gnome.
  16. Hot glue the nose in place at the top of the beard. photo tutorial of how to make a ugly christmas sock gnome
  17. Affix the mustache under the nose.
  18. Tuck the hat onto the gnome's head and hot glue it in place on the back and sides.
  19. Wrinkle the edge of the hat over the gnome's nose and hot glue in place. photo tutorial of how to make a christmas sweater gnome
  20. Enjoy!


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