How to make a no-sew Christmas gnome

December 14, 2016Ama Buffin


When you start making Christmas decor, it’s kind of hard to stop. There is always something you want to add: some garlands across the house, some lighting on the front porch! I wanted some funny gnomes to display on the chimney! I made this pair of gnomes in no time. You can use some scrap fabric and you won’t even need a sewing machine! It’s a fun and easy craft to make with the kids, you can maybe create a gnome for each member of your family!


Materials you will need: Plastic bottle of 32 oz. (1 liter), scrap fabric, felt fabric, cushion filling, a wooden bead, a pair of scissors and a glue gun.


To make the gnome body, cut a piece of fabric big enough to cover the entire bottle. It will work better with a thin fabric.


Wrap the bottle into the fabric and, attach it with a piece of rope making a knot around the bottle neck. Once the battle is covered, trim the excess of fabric around the bottle neck. I used the bottle full of water to have some weight and help the gnome to remain straight. You can also fill the bottle with sand if you prefer.


Cut a triangle in the felt fabric to make the hat. The high must be 9 inches and the triangle basis is 11 inches, try to cut it slightly rounded. Put some glue on one of the edge, wrap the triangle to make the hat shape and glue the opposite edges together.


Glue some cushion filling on the front to make a long beard!


Put the hat on top of the bottle, add a few dots of glue to fix it with the gnome body. Finally glue a bead in the middle to make the gnome nose. And done! You have a fun gnome to complete your Christmas decor!



Comments (1)

  • Kari Wagner Hoban

    December 14, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    OMG I love this idea!! I feel like I need to make this for year round not just the holidays.

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