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Make Adorable DIY Gnome Christmas Ornaments (Dollar Tree Craft)

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Adorable gnome Christmas ornaments that you can easily make for under $2 using Dollar Tree supplies.

You have to see what these super cute gnome Christmas ornaments are made with.

They are not only the perfect size for ornaments, but they can also be used as a sweet tag to add to a gift or dangle from a bottle of wine as a hostess gift. 

gnome Christmas ornaments on pink background

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Gnome Christmas Ornaments

These gnome Christmas ornaments were my first holiday craft this year and I couldn’t wait to share them with you.

If you are a regular visitor you may have seen the Christmas gnomes I created last year.  

If not, you can see them all below: 

diy Christmas gnomes pin collage

Each year I try to use my creativity to come up with new and budget-friendly crafts that you can easily replicate.

My favorite thing to do on a weekend is sit at my kitchen table with my favorite music on, my Cricut set up, and my rolling craft cart beside me.

Sometimes I have a project in mind.

Most of the time, I just create with the items I have in my craft closet.

For these gnomes, I knew I wanted to make ornaments out of shower curtain hooks.

But I wasn’t sure what I was going to make.

Then I remembered the mop head I bought last year after seeing this sweet gnome ornament from Melanie at Southern Crush at Home.

Let’s get to the easy tutorial so you can make your own!

There are also printable instructions at the end of the post. Enjoy.

Supplies Needed For Gnome Christmas Ornaments

supplies for diy gnome christmas ornaments

Start with your shower curtain rings. I bought clear, but white would work as well.

Can you believe these little guys are made from shower curtain rings?

I have plans for more ornaments with these so stay tuned for that!

dollar tree shower curtain rings

You should be able to find the rope-style mop heads at Dollar Tree, but my store is always sold out.

I have a feeling it is more likely due to crafting with them and not washing floors!

What do you think? 🙂 

mop head for gnome

How to Make Gnome Christmas Ornaments

Cut out 10 pieces of the mop strings. Fabric scissors work great for this.

cutting mop head for diy gnome

Tie each one around the shower curtain ring using a lark’s head knot.

This is commonly used in macrame. 

larks head knot

You basically fold the yarn piece in half and over the shower curtain ring.

larks head knot

Pull the tails through the loop and pull tight.

Continue adding each piece to the shower curtain ring.

tying mop head yarn onto shower curtain for gnome

Leave the top 1/4 of the ring empty as that is where the gnome hat will be. 

tying mop head yarn around shower curtain

Place your holiday sock on the gnome for placement and determine how large you want the hat to be. 

Gnome Christmas Ornaments

I decided to cut it off right at the heel. 

cutting sock for gnome ornament

Be sure to save the leftovers, you can use it to make mini gnomes!

sock cut for gnome ornament

Now you want to place the sock (hat) on the gnome and fold over the bottom to give it a little rim for his cap.

fold sock over to make the gnome hat

Use twine to tie a knot at the end of the hat and fold it over so you can add a little pompom.

tying twine around gnome hat

Pompoms are something I always have in my craft stash. They can be used for so many things. 

white pompoms for gnome hat

Just hot glue one to the end of the hat to cover the cut portion.

A red pompom might look great too.

gnome hat with pompom

A little sprig of holly was hot glued just above the pompom for a fun little bit of detail.

finished christmas gnome

It’s coming together…

christmas gnome on fur

Use a wood bead for the nose and your little Christmas gnome is complete.

christmas gnome made from shower curtain rings

Be sure to fluff out the beard and untangle the pieces.

You can also comb it out to make it even fluffier.

Wasn’t that so easy to make?

Be sure to share photos in the comment section below if you make one.

I hope this inspired you! 🙂

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christmas gnome pin collage with text overlay

Wait… there are even more DIY Christmas ornaments below:

christmas gnome on fur

Make Adorable DIY Gnome Christmas Ornaments (Dollar Tree Craft)

Yield: 1 Gnome Ornament
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2-$3

Let me show you how to make a darling Dollar Tree Christmas gnome for just a couple of dollars. It's super easy to make and will look adorable on your tree.


  • Shower Curtain Hooks
  • Mop Head 
  • Holiday Socks
  • Berries and Pine Cone Stems
  • Twine
  • Pompoms
  • Wood Beads


  • Cordless Hot Glue Gun
  • Fabric Scissors


  1. Cut out 10 pieces of mop strings.
  2. Tie each one around the shower curtain ring using a lark's head knot.
  3. Pull the tails through the loop and pull tight.
  4. Continue adding each piece to the shower curtain ring.
  5. Leave the top 1/4 of the ring empty for the hat.
  6. Cut the holiday sock off at the heel. 
  7. Use twine to tie a knot at the end of the sock and place it on the gnome.
  8. Fold it over to create a rim for the hat.
  9. Hot glue a little pompom to the end of the hat to close in the opening.
  10. Add a sprig of holly to the hat.
  11. Finish with a wood bead for the nose 
  12. Enjoy!

Did you make this project?

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Google Web Story: Gnome Christmas Ornaments

before diy christmas gnomes from shower curtain rings and mop head

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Rosemary Palmer

Saturday 30th of October 2021

These are so cute. I always love a greaat dollar store project.

Gail @Purple Hues and Me

Tuesday 26th of October 2021

What a sweet gnome, Michelle! Very creative using a dollar store shower curtain ring!

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