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50 DIY Christmas Gnomes: Easy Homemade Tomte Ideas

DIY Christmas gnomes galore! You’ll find tons of homemade tomte ideas from Scandinavian gnomes to outdoor gnomes, gnomes with arms, gnomes with legs, and even girl gnomes (woohoo)!

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Gnomes are taking over our homes! Especially at Christmastime. If you want to decorate your home with gnomes this holiday season, but you don’t want to pay $10 and up for the pleasure of their company, why not make your own? Today, I’m sharing 50 homemade Christmas gnomes that are crazy easy to make!

DIY Christmas Gnomes: Supplies Needed

Before you sit down for your marathon gnome-making spree, be sure to stock up on supplies. I promise, once you start, you won’t want to stop!

What to use for a gnome nose?

To make a gnome nose, you’ll want to use something small and round. Most of these tutorials use wooden balls or beads, however, if you don’t have any beads on hand, you can use pom poms or air-dry clay. You can even sew your own out of fabric. See the tutorial below:

Best filler for DIY gnomes

You can fill your gnome with dry rice or beans, polyester fiberfill fiber, fabric scraps, plastic beads, packing peanuts, tissue paper, or yarn.

I like to use dry rice or beans in the bottom third and fiberfill for the rest of the body. This adds weight to the bottom and prevents tipping.

Best materials for gnome beards

The best thing about making Christmas gnomes is that you can use whatever you have on hand. There’s no need to run to the craft store for faux fur if you don’t want to. You can use rope, twine, unraveled yarn, scrap fringe, a cotton mophead, moss, wool, colored craft fur, or even doll hair!

Christmas Gnome Ornaments and Garland

Deck your Christmas tree and holiday mantle with these cute and easy gnome ornament and garland ideas!

DIY Christmas gnomes- yard and bead ornaments
Yarn and bead Christmas gnome ornaments: Just That Perfect Piece
DIY Christmas gnomes-holiday garland
DIY Christmas gnomes garland: My Creative Days
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Christmas gnome ornaments: Happy Hooligans
DIY Christmas gnomes-fuzzy gnome ornament
Gnome ornament made from dollar store slippers: Purple Hues and Me
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Pom pom gnome ornaments by Lia Griffith
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Mini Nordic gnome ornaments by Back to Almond Road
DIY Christmas gnomes-pinecone gnome ornaments
Pinecone gnome ornaments by BHG

Outdoor Christmas Gnome Decor

Welcome holiday guests with these adorable gnome porch decor ideas. From tomato cage Christmas gnomes to DIY gnome wreaths, there’s something for everyone!

Tomato cage porch gnome from HGTV
DIY gnome wreath: Simple Made Pretty
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6-foot Christmas tree gnome: Lizzy and Erin
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Gnome wreath: Inkspired Treasures
Large Christmas gnome door hanging: Craft Bits
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Gnome door hanger by Simple Made Pretty
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Outdoor Christmas gnome from Hometalk
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Christmas gnome wreath by Super Mom No Cape
Evergreen gnome by The Shabby Creek Cottage (see the video below)

Farmhouse & Scandinavian Homemade Gnome Ideas

Add some farmhouse comfort with these cuddly holiday gnomes. The gnomes with coffee cups just melt my heart!

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Nordic gnome by Parties with a Cause
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Scandinavian gnome by Sweet Paul
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Scandinavian gnomes made from socks by Instructables
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Christmas gnome with arms and legs by Sew Can She
Cute Christmas gnomes: Love Our Real Life
No-sew DIY Christmas gnomes: The Navage Patch
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Holiday gnomes with eyes by Made in a Day
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Christmas gnomes with arms and legs: Ruffles and Rainboots
Gingham gnome: Decor and the Dog
Boy and girl holiday gnomes from Como Frazer em Casa (see the tutorial below)

Holiday Gnome Bottle Toppers

Gnome bottle toppers and covers are such a cute/inexpensive gift idea! If you’re looking for more cheap and easy DIY Christmas gift ideas, I’ve got you covered!

DIY Christmas gnomes-wine bottle toppers
Gnome wine bottle wrappers by Sarah Celebrates
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Christmas gnome bottle toppers by All 4 One Home
DIY Christmas gnomes-felt bottle toppers
Simple gnome wine toppers by Live Laugh Rowe
DIY Christmas gnomes-holiday wine toppers
Gnome bottle toppers by Hearth and Vine
Wine bottle topper by A Little Moore Blog

Christmas Gnomes Canvas & Rock Paintings

Decorate your home with some DIY gnome art. The first painting is technically a fall painting, but you can change the colors and customize it any way you want.

DIY Christmas gnomes
Fall gnome painting: Step by Step Painting
Step by step gnome painting: Me and My Inklings
Christmas gnome rock painting at Rock Painting 101
DIY Christmas gnomes-acrylic painting of gnome on canvas
Winter gnome painting by Cheryl@Starting Over Daily
DIY Christmas gnomes: canvas painting
Holiday gnome painting by The Art Sherpa (see tutorial below)

DIY Dollar Tree Gnomes

Raid your local dollar store and get creative. Use the following cheap and easy Christmas gnome ideas for inspiration!

Santa gnome: Kippi at Home
Dollar Tree Christmas gnome by Our Crafty Mom
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Dollar store Christmas gnome by Prudent Penny Pincher
DIY Christmas gnomes: cardboard tube gnomes
Cardboard tube gnomes: Crafts by Amanda
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Dollar tree gnomes made with cotton mop and socks by Lizzy and Erin
Dollar Tree Christmas gnome from The How-To Home
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Dollar store Christmas tree gnomes by Hometalk

I hope you’ve enjoyed these homemade Christmas gnomes! Which one is your favorite?


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