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How To Make An Adorable And Easy DIY Grinch Gnome

Learn how to make an adorable DIY grinch gnome for a fun addition to your Christmas decor.

Christmas grinch

Today I’m showing you how to make this super simple DIY grinch gnome that I shared on facebook live last week.

Like so many of you, I’ve totally jumped on the gnome bandwagon. The first one I made last year was a dollar store Christmas gnome with a pine tree.

Then I moved on to a fun Valentine’s Day gnome that was hugely popular on Pinterest. My first Christmas craft of 2020 were pine cone gnome ornaments, followed by an adorable Christmas gnome door hanger.

I’m telling you once you start making these little guys, it’s hard to stop. And now that I know you can paint the fur any color that you like, all bets are off!

This craft project is being shared as part of  a craft blog hop with a few of my blogging friends. If you are visiting from Design Morsels welcome! Wasn’t her centerpiece beautiful? 

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Let me show you what I used to make this cute grinch gnome.

DIY Grinch Gnome Supplies

supplies for diy grinch gnome

DIY Gnome Instructions

Start by cutting the faux fur in a u-shape to fit the bottom portion of the foam cone. Add a little water to the metallic paint and begin painting the fur using q-tips or makeup wedges.

painted grinch fur

You will need to paint the fur underneath as well. Once you get some paint on the fur, you can wear plastic gloves and use your fingers to coat the fur. 

red felt for gnome

Allow the fur to dry overnight, or use a blow dryer to speed up the process. Next, place the cone on the red felt and roll it until it is completely covered.

 

Cut a piece for the body and hot glue it to the foam.

painted green fur for gnome

You will need to comb the painted fur. I used a fine tooth comb from the dollar store. Secure it to the cone with hot glue.

Next, create a hat from the red felt for the top portion of the cone. Fold it around and hot glue it until it forms a nice peak.

faux fur for gnome hat

Cut a strip of the fleece to secure to the bottom of the hat with hot glue.

pompom for gnome hat

Add a white pompom to the point of the hat. Finish the little gnome with a black pompom for the nose. If you see the video I used a painted wood bead for the nose, but I decided the black nose looked better.

I may have looked up a picture of Grinch to see what color his nose was!

diy grinch gnome

 

That’s all there is to it. You can easily make a couple of these little guys in about 30 minutes.

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diy grinch gnome
Yield: 1 Grinch Gnome

How To Make An Adorable And Easy DIY Grinch Gnome

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

I'm showing you how to paint faux fur green and use it to make an adorable DIY grinch gnome, all decked with a Santa hat.

Materials

  • Small Foam Cones 
  • DecoArt Metallic Green Paint
  • Red Felt
  • Pompoms
  • Faux Fur
  • Q-tips
  • Kid's Winter Hat

Tools

  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. Cut the faux fur in a u-shape to fit the bottom portion of the foam cone.
  2. Add a little water to the metallic paint and begin painting the fur using q-tips or makeup wedges.
  3. Paint the fur underneath as well. Let it dry overnight.
  4. Place the cone on the red felt and roll it until it is completely covered.
  5. Cut a piece for the body and hot glue it to the foam.
  6. Use a fine tooth comb to fluff the painted fur.
  7. Secure it to the cone with hot glue.
  8. Create a hat from the red felt for the top portion of the cone.
  9. Fold it around and hot glue it until it forms a nice peak.
  10. Cut a strip of the fleece to secure to the bottom of the hat with hot glue.
  11. Add a white pompom to the point of the hat.
  12. Finish the little gnome with a black pompom for the nose.

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Chloe

Saturday 21st of November 2020

Michelle, This is so darn cute! I would never had thought of painting the fur for his beard! I could see an entire collection of these cute little fellows! It is always so great to see what you come up with! Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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Thursday 19th of November 2020

Michelle, Your little gnomes are so cute. You have shared a great tutorial. Very creative idea for the holidays.

Kathy A

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Cute; I haven't been a gnome fan, but I think my time is coming!

Chas Greener

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Your grinch is so very cute! Love the idea, and thank you for sharing. So wonderful crafting with you

Cecilia

Thursday 19th of November 2020

What a fun craft, Michelle! Great idea to paint the furry beard! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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