These Valentine felt gnomes are a quick craft that will add whimsy and fun to any Valentine’s Day. Grab some basic craft supplies and let’s get started!
Valentine Felt Gnomes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love, love, love decorating for Valentine’s Day! Pinks and reds take over the blues and grays of the New Year. Hearts appear EVERYWHERE and diets are foiled by easy access to scores of candy. ;)
I’m sharing these adorable Valentine felt gnomes I made while munching on said candy. These felt gnomes are a super-simple DIY gnome for any age, however, I recommend younger kids (and the accident-prone adults like myself) use a low-temp glue gun.
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Tips for Valentine’s Day Gnomes
Below, you’ll find the step-by-step tutorial for felt gnomes perfect for Valentine’s Day. But before we get started, let’s chat about some tips I have for you.
- I used Merino wool (here on Amazon) but other options for gnome beards and gnome braids are:
- Any pre-made cone will work, however, I recommend paper maché cones like these. The material is better for the environment than other options and they’re hollow. This makes them perfect for any gnome craft you’d like to make like ornaments, toppers, or decor pieces. And they stack for easy storage!
- I color the wool in this tutorial. If you have any questions after watching the video, just let me know in the comments below. Practice on a scrap piece of wool or fur.
Make This Valentine Felt Gnome DIY
See below for the easy written instructions for this set of Valentine’s Day gnomes. Or, if you’re a visual learner, check out the full tutorial on YouTube for these sweet DIY felt gnomes.
Felt Gnome Supplies (clickable links)
- 2, 4-inch paper maché cones
- wool, craft fur, or quality fur
- felt (I used 1 sheet of pink, 1 light gray, and 1 dark gray)
- 2 gnome noses (clay ball, wood bead, pompom)
- optional, watercolor brush pen to color beard and braids
- glue gun and sticks
- Measure the height of your cone (you can make any size) and cut out a triangle shape which fits around the entire paper cone (with a small overlap). Hot glue the felt to the cone to cover.
- Cut the overlap section into small pieces and hot glue under the bottom of the cone.
- Measure how tall you'd like your hat to be and where you would like it to fall on the "face" of the cone. Cut it out and secure the cone hat with glue but do not attach it to the cone.
- Create your braids or beard and affix them to the cone, allowing still for a nose to be slightly pushed up under the hat. Glue on the nose after positioning the hat (but do not glue on until the nose is in position).
- Cut and attach any extra pieces and glue on the gnome hats.
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More DIY Gnome Tutorials
If you’re interested in getting more inspiration, check out these other Valentine’s Day gnomes.
- No-Sew Valentine Gnome – This pattern walks you through creating an heirloom-quality gnome with only a hot glue gun!
- Twisted Heart Gnomes – Oh, this couple is popular for a reason… Can you guess as to why?
- All Valentine’s Day Gnomes on Ruffles and Rain Boots
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