If you are ready to set out some Valentine’s Day decor, this Valentine gnome garland is the most adorable DIY piece you’ll add to your collection this year.
Valentine Gnome Garland
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am more than just a little excited about Valentine’s Day. The pinks and reds replace the holiday colors and I just love the bright remix around the house. And because I’m a bit
obsessed enamored with gnomes, these two things have come together.
This is a simple, fun project that took almost no time once I decided on my color scheme. The little extra step of making custom colors for my gnome beards makes this craft wow-worthy.
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Below I’ll show you exactly how to color faux fur so it doesn’t transfer but if you want, you can keep the beards their natural color. If you’re ready to make a cute Valentines gnome garland, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make A Valentine Garland with Gnomes
- I made a conscious decision to make each of my gnomes on this Valentine garland distinctive and different. While I made each gnome be unique in some way, there’s no reason that you can’t make them all the same.
- Click here to get the pattern for the gnomes to cut by hand or click here to get the pattern for the gnomes with the cut files. You will notice that it’s a pattern for a reindeer gnome garland, so just ignore all the reindeer-specific things (antlers). You get two crafts in one!
- If you have never learned to cut faux fur correctly, don’t worry, I show you how to cut faux fur in the video. Hint: use an Exacto knife, flip it over, and cut only the fabric backing.
- Take your time. The entire project took about 45 minutes from start to finish (including painting the faux fur and making the roses from clay).
- Let’s take a second to talk about felt balls. Making those little guys is not as easy as YouTubers would have you think!! They do not come out as pretty and it takes SO MUCH TIME. So, skip making your own felt balls and grab some here like I’ve learned to do.
How Do I Make this Valentine Gnome Garland?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re a visual learner and would like to watch me make this fun garland, here is the Valentine gnome garland video tutorial on YouTube.
More Valentine Crafts You Might Like
- Valentine Felt Gnomes – You don’t get more easy than these little felt gnomes that are totally in love. Just an old couple that still kisses. Best EVER!
- DIY Cupid Gnome with Free Pattern – A pool noodle gnome is made a bit extra with this fun tutorial full of wonderful accessories and details.
- Valentine Sock Gnome Couple – I adore–ADORE–this couple of gnomes. The socks, the heart, the roses, the cups of coffee. It all just comes together to be so cute!
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