How to Make a Felt Gnome Christmas Ornament Tutorial

All the little gnomes are coming out to play. They’re everywhere this season as a holiday motif. You can make your own little, felt gnome Christmas ornaments in just a few minutes.

Time Required: 30 Minutes

Cost: Minimal

Tools:

  • Hot Glue Gun (Low Temp)
  • Scissors
  • Pen

Materials:

  • Felt in multiple colors (I used Blue, Pink, Yellow and Light Grey)
  • Thin rope, Twine or Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Paper

prep

1. Cut the pieces

Start by cutting out the pieces for your gnome. The shapes are pretty simple so, you can freehand your version. Also, you can print out the template below (at 8.5″ x 11″) to trace the shapes.

template
Printable at 8.5″ x 11″

Save your scraps to use later. They are the stuffing for the ornament.

2. Glue the layers

Glue the layers together to create the front of your gnome. Make sure you snip off the little glue strings.

You can follow the video above to see how much glue to add.

3. Glue the loop

Next, glue the loop in place. This is where you’ll attach the tree hook when you’re done.

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Make sure it’s secure by giving it a slight tug.

4. Add the back

Add hot glue around the outline of the gnome, on the back side. Make sure you leave a small spot without glue. You’ll need this to stuff it later.

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Once you lay it on the back, gently press flat.

5. Cut the gnome out.

Now, cut the gnome out from the felt backing. Trim as close as you can to the outline of the gnome.

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As you trim, be careful to keep a smooth edge.

6. Stuff with scraps.

Fill the hole with your felt scraps. You may need to trim them smaller so that they fit easily.

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Add enough stuffing to give the gnome dimension. Don’t overstuff to the point of straining the seams.

7.  Close the hole.

Close the hole by gluing the sides together. It won’t take much glue.

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Press together gently to make sure it’s sealed.

Make Your Own Felt Gnome Christmas Ornament

This craft can easily be customized for your tree. You can change the colors to match your theme. Also, you can use the same basic template to create a santa or elf.

Felt Gnome
Pin Now, Make Later.

Variations

  • Santa – Use a white beard with a red hat and body. You can add some white glitter to the brim of the hat as a fur trim.
  • Elf- Use a green hat and body. You can add a little ribbon or glitter to the hat.

If you make one of these, be sure to add a link in the comments or tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see your take on these felt gnome Christmas ornaments.

 

 

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