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How To Make An Adorable Christmas Gnome Door Hanger DIY

This Christmas gnome door hanger DIY is so easy to make with just a few supplies.

Dollar Store Christmas Gnome DIY

 

I couldn’t wait to share this adorable Christmas gnome door hanger DIY with you! Isn’t he so cute? I’ll be totally up front and tell you when gnomes first became popular, I didn’t really get it.

But I was thinking of the old style garden gnomes, that I know some people still love, but it just wasn’t my thing.

But once I started seeing the gnomes that were everywhere, from home stores to all over social media, I got it!

And I have to tell you the more I make, the more I want to make! The first one I made was a  dollar store Christmas gnome made with a pine tree.

Next up was a sweet Valentine’s Day gnome that was hugely popular on pinterest. It probably won’t surprise you that my first Christmas craft of 2020 were  pine cone gnome ornaments.

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Every year I look forward to decorating my front porch, but I like to change it up. Last year I went with a red truck theme, which I still love!

The front door wreath is where I usually start. With 2020 being such a crazy, and let’s admit crappy year, I want my Christmas decor this year to be fun and colorful.

Rather than go with a grapevine or pine wreath I wanted something unexpected.

We have a fun All Things Dollar Store Facebook Group (please join if you love dollar store crafts), and someone shared how they used a witch’s hat wreath form to make a large gnome.

I just happened to have one of those in my fall dollar store haul! There was a great video tutorial on Pinterest from Simple Made Pretty here.

I just made a couple of changes to go with the Santa theme I’m thinking of this year.

Christmas gnome diy

Here are the supplies I used:

Christmas Gnome Door Hanger DIY Supplies

Step 1.

Use a wire cutter to snip the bottom corners of the witch’s hat. My favorite tool that I always keep on my craft table is this handy dandy multi-tool.

It’s a must for any DIY’er. 

wire wreath form for gnome

Step 2.

Place the fur on the wreath form and cut to size. It’s important to cut from the bottom of the fabric, where the liner is.

You don’t want to just cut across, otherwise it will look like your gnome has a bowl cut! 

wire form on fur for gnome

Step 3.

Run a bead of hot glue along the back of the fur and attach it to the wreath form.

faux fur for gnome on wreath form

Step 4.

Place the pajama pants on top of the wreath form and mark where you want it to go.

If you don’t have old pajama pants, you can pick up plaid fabric at the craft store. But I have to say, a pant leg works great for a gnome hat!

flannel pajama pants for gnome hat

Step 5.

Cut the fabric for the gnome hat. You can make a straight hat, or leave it extra long so it hangs. I love the slouchy hat look.

cutting flannel pants for gnome

Step 6.

Hot glue the fabric to the form, along the top of the fur and secure it in the back with more glue.

hot glue gun on gnome hat

Step 7.

This little kid’s hat from Dollar Tree came in so handy! Cut the bottom of the hat to use as trim for the gnome hat and secure it with hot glue. 

kids white hat

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santa hat trim

 

Step 8.

Hot glue the pompom to the gnome hat. Save the other pompom for another gnome-maybe a Mrs. Clause?

pompom for gnome hat

Step 9.

Add a cute tag to the center of the hat. It’s totally optional, but it does look cute! 

close up of christmas tag

 

Step 10.

Cut a fur mustache and hot glue it right under the nose.

white fur mustache

Step 11.

Add an ornament ball directly under the center of the hat for a nose.

close up of Christmas gnome nose

 

Step 12.

Fluff the fur. It really does look so much better when you separate the fur and have it going off to the side and fluff out the mustache.

close up of Christmas gnome diy

Step 13.

Glue a piece of twine or ribbon to the back of the Christmas gnome for hanging. I’m really so happy with how he turned out.

side view of Christmas Gnome DIY

I still have quite a bit of fur left, so I see more gnomes in my future! Do you think this is something you would like to make for your front door, or inside your home?

If you do make one, please share a photo. I love to see other people’s take on things!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting.

Christmas Gnome Door Hanger DIY

Christmas gnome diy
Yield: 1 Christmas Gnome

How To Make An Adorable Christmas Gnome Door Hanger DIY

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Make an adorable Christmas gnome door hanger with thrifted pajama pants and a a few dollar store supplies. It’s a perfect way to greet friends and family.

Materials

  • Faux Fur 
  • Wire Witch Form 
  • Christmas Ornament Ball 
  • Kid's Winter Hat With PomPoms 
  • Plaid Pajama Bottoms 

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Fabric Scissors

Instructions

  1. Use a wire cutter to snip the bottom corners of the witch's hat. 
  2. Place the fur on the wreath form and cut to size.
  3. Run a bead of hot glue along the back of the fur and attach it to the wreath form.
  4. Place the pajama pants on top of the wreath form and mark where you want it to go. 
  5. Cut the fabric for the gnome hat.
  6. Hot glue the fabric to the form, along the top of the fur and secure it in the back with more glue.
  7. Cut the bottom of the hat to use as trim for the gnome hat and secure it with hot glue.  
  8. Hot glue the pompom to the gnome hat. 
  9. Add a cute tag to the center of the hat.
  10. Cut a fur mustache and hot glue it right under the nose. 
  11. Add an ornament ball directly under the center of the hat for a nose. 
  12. Fluff the fur. 
  13. Glue a piece of twine or ribbon to the back of the Christmas gnome for hanging.

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Naush

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Michelle, your gnome door hanger is the cutest and such a good tutorial too. We'd love for you to share your post with us at Meraki Link Party at Doodle Buddies. The party is from Monday thru till Thursday. https://doodlebuddies.net/2020/11/02/meraki-link-party-12/ Naush

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