Let’s Make a Christmas Gnome (or 10)
These adorable Christmas Gnomes are super easy to make. They cost very little considering most everything can be purchased at the Dollar Store. The fur is your major purchase (the links are in blue below) buy you can make at least 10 gnomes per fur so the cost is very reasonable. They make great gifts for teachers, friends, hostess gifts. Who wouldn’t want one of these little guys
A Little Gnome Background
Centuries ago, Scandinavian people believed that elves were house gnomes who guarded their homes against evil. If you were good, the elves were good to you, but if you were bad, the mischievous elves would play tricks on you. Some of the tricks they enjoyed playing were: giving you nightmares by sitting on your head while you were dreaming, tangling your hair as you slept, making your milk turn sour, and stealing your sausages.
Folks believed that if they left a bowl of porridge on the doorstep at night, the elves would be happy and not subject them to their ornery antics. By the mid-1800’s, Elves – already a tradition associated with storytelling and magic, assumed a new significance and their true intention began to be held as nothing else but to help Father Christmas. And so the Christmas Elves were born.
Even after all these years, the gnomes continue to be a popular, cheerful addition to any home in Scandinavia, during the holidays and beyond.
So how do we make our own Christmas Gnome? Super Simple just gather these supplies and watch the video at the end of the post!
- Single Edge Razor Blade (important for cutting the fur)
- Gnome Body–Socks–there is a black one shown, but I found colored ones too. One pair of socks give you the body of two gnomes.
- Body Stuffing- one bag of pinto beans (Dollar Store) per Gnome
- Hat- I purchased Red and White Woolie hats and/or fleece scarves . One Fleece scarf give you at least 2 hats. One woolie hat give you two gnome hats. I found mine at the Dollar Store.
- Mongolian Fur- I purchased mongolian fur blankets that photographers use for newborn photo shoots. I used a pure white fur and a white-tipped grey fur
- Wooden Beads for the nose
- Large Pom Pom for the hat
- Embellishments for the hat (if you want to)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (a bunch)
This video will walk you through the entire process. Of course, if you have any questions you can either leave it in the comments or email me : firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s Make a Christmas Gnome
Turn up your sound, click on the arrow to play the video! Then, click on the little speaker and you can enlarge the screen with the little arrow/square thingy at the bottom of the video!
How Easy Was That!