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Valentine’s Day is creeping up so I’m getting started on something fun and new; I’ve always loved doing Valentine’s Crafts like hearts made out of recycled crayons. This year I’m making homemade Valentine Gnomes. I fell in love with Scandinavian gnomes and Nordic gnomes while visiting Finland. Gnomes were everywhere. I brought some back and realized that they are all really popular during Christmas.
Since visiting Finland, I have become obsessed with Gnomes; Finnish Gnomes and Swedish Gnomes! I have decided to make some for Valentine’s Day.
I am not a seamstress or a craft guru so if you think making this homemade gnome is hard, you’re wrong Anyone can do it. It’s really about the details that make them so cute.
I didn’t sew anything for this craft, I used a glue gun. This is hard to believe when looking at these cute gnomes, but it is really simple.
What kind of Hat should a Valentine Gnome Wear?
This is where you can get creative. I have seen all kinds of hats on gnomes.
You can get a bundle of Valentine’s Fabric on Amazon.
Bowtie or no bowtie?
You can find cute bow ties on Amazon.
What Color Beard does your Gnome Want?
What Kind of Nose does a Gnome Need?
Some people use beads for noses but I really liked making them this way.
No Sew Gnomes Vs. Sewing the Gnomes
These no sew valentine gnomes take just a few minutes to make. I can’t sew so it is not option for me. But some people do sew their gnomes.
These were so easy, I will be making more so stay turned!
These Valentine’s Gnomes took about 10 minutes to make. I just filled the sock with rice, tied a rubber band around the top, cut a faux fur beard and attached it to the gnome. It took less than five minutes to make the hat.
Cheap Socks (dollar store)
Bow Ties (optional)
Cut sock . I use the rest of the sock for a hair tie.
pour a cup of rice in the sock using plastic cup
wrap rubber band around top of sock filled with rice
pinch a piece of the sock and make a nose
wrap another rubber band around it
cut out beard according to how wide the gnome is and glue below nose
measure with ruler 10x10 inches and cut fabric (size will vary according to how much rice you put in sock)
fold fabric to make a trianle and cut the bottom
use glue gun to glue edges of triangle
turn inside out and glue the bottom of the hat so that it;s a clean fold
turn back out and put on the gnome
push down below the nose and glue