Let’s do some cute gnome crafts today! If you love garden gnomes as much as we do, then this article is for you! We are sharing 35 easy gnome crafts that are the perfect crafty activity for the whole family to do together. Kids of all ages will love making these easy DIY gnomes with different craft supplies.

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Let’s make some adorable gnome crafts!

Best Gnome Crafts For Kids Of All Ages

Let’s make gnome crafts! Kids of all ages and adults will love these unexpected and adorable DIY gnomes. Customize your gnome craft with a gnome hat, a gnome nose, a gnome beard, and of course, a gnome body {Giggle}.

What is a Gnome?

Gnomes are small mythical creatures that originated in European folklore. Gnomes are little guys that are shaped like humans with long beards. Traditionally, gnomes are tiny supernatural spirits that live on earth, and have been mentioned in children’s fairy tales since the 19th century! They usually like to hide underground or in gardens as they love nature.

Gnome Crafts We Love

1. DIY Garden Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: garden gnomes all in a planter outside
You can make as many gnomes as you want and place them everywhere around your garden.

These DIY garden gnomes are super easy and only require 4 supplies: craft stick spoons, acrylic paint in different colors, paint pens, and a fine tip permanent marker. You won’t believe how adorable the finished result is!

2. These DIY Tree Gnomes Are Adorable And So Easy To Make For The Holidays

Easy Gnome Craft: Christmas tree that looks like a gnome
Now, this is a fun way to decorate your tree this Christmas!

Although these DIY tree gnomes are simple, they’re also simply adorable. Who knew a big red hat and red gloves would turn any tree into a super cute tree gnome? Besides, the possibilities are endless!

3. How to Make a DIY Garden Gnome

Easy Gnome Craft: painted garden stone that looks like a gnome
This is the easiest gnome craft ever.

Make a bright and colorful DIY garden gnome for your backyard using concrete. This is a fun spring or summer project to do with kids. You can make as many as you want and display them proudly in your garden.

4. How to Make a Wine Bottle Gnome (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

Easy Gnome Craft: very bearded gnome with a mop on a table as decor
An ideal gift for wine lovers.

This is for the adults who love a good bottle of wine: make this gnome craft which is made to be slipped off and reused on another bottle of wine. It’s so very easy to make and also pretty inexpensive. We love pretty crafts like this! From Felt Magnet.

5. Christmas Gnome Wine Bottle Cover – Great for Gifting!

Easy Gnome Craft: give the gift of a gnome bottle craft
This gnome craft is very easy to make.

Here’s another wine bottle cover craft – from Ruffles and Rainboots. Let’s put together the easiest Christmas gnome wine bottle topper. It’s great for delivering a bottle of wine to any hostess or holiday party. 

6. Gnome Paper Plate Craft Peek-a-Boo – Free Printable!

Easy Gnome Craft: gnome paper plate craft
A gnome craft perfect for younger kids.

Looking for a simple but great idea for a craft? This adorable gnome paper craft makes a fun peek-a-boo puppet for the kids! You only need a few simple supplies for this easy kid’s craft idea, such as a paper plate, paint, a paper straw, the free template, and stickers! From Ruffles and Rainboots.

7. Easy as Magic! DIY Nordic Christmas Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: nordic gnomes all lined up in a centerpiece
Isn’t this such a cute craft?

These DIY Nordic gnomes are very simple, easy, and inexpensive to make. Plus, you’ll have plenty of leftover material for more gnomes if needed. You’ll need some wood balls for the noses and wood spools for the gnome body. Enjoy your Nordic Christmas gnomes from Follow The Yellow Brick Home.

8. Pom Pom Gnome Ornaments

Easy Gnome Craft: gnome ornament craft shown here completed x 4
Let’s make cute holiday gnomes!

Lia Griffith shared these super adorable gnomes made out of pom poms, felt, wood beads and some pretty yarn. In less than 5 stops, you’ll have your own gnome ornaments. For a child-friendly version, you can use fabric paint.

9. Scandinavian Christmas Gnome

Easy Gnome Craft: colorful Scandinavian Christmas gnome
Aren’t these gnomes just the cutest?

Make this Scandinavian Christmas gnome craft and proudly display it on your mantelpiece. Just get your sewing kit and red and black embroidery thread to sew gnomes in easy steps. From Make Film Play (link unavailable).

10. Dollar Tree DIY Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: dollar tree gnome carfts
We love inexpensive crafts like this one!

Lizzy and Erin shared this tutorial to create adorable Gnomes with supplies from Dollar Tree. Can you believe that? The instructions are simple enough that you can make as many gnomes as you want in one afternoon.

11. How To Make Fun Rustic Halloween Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: Halloween gnome you can make at home
Who said gnomes are just for the Christmas season?

Gnomes don’t have to be just for Christmas! These Halloween gnomes from Pillar Box Blue can stand watch over the fireplace during the autumn season, although you can make them for different seasons too!

12. How to Make Mop Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: mop gnomes to make
Don’t forget to get these supplies on your next visit to Dollar Store.

Make these adorable little mop gnomes for Christmas for only $4 and a mop! If you wondered how to make a gnome beard, the strings of the mop make the perfect supplies. From Craft Morning.

13. Christmas Gnome Wall Decor

Easy Gnome Craft: DIY gnome wall decor hanging on a red wall
A wall decor craft that is super easy to make.

This cute winter gnome is crafted with felt and yarn, so it’s inexpensive to make and super easy to find everything you need to make this project. You can make it in an evening and it’s kid-friendly, too! From Fave Crafts.

14. Cardboard Tube Gnomes for Christmas

Easy Gnome Craft: DIY gnomes made out of cardboard tubes or toilet paper rolls
This craft is suitable for younger kids.

Here’s one of the easiest gnome craft tutorials – for this one, you and your little one can create gnomes using cardboard tubes, construction paper, pom poms, white yarn, craft glue, and scissors. From Crafts by Amanda.

15. Easy Gnome Christmas Ornament-DIY

Easy Gnome Craft: natural gnome craft hanging outside on a stump
Don’t you just love these rustic gnomes?

We love this easy DIY gnome ornaments from Just That Perfect Piece which is made out of yarn or twine, twigs, leaves beads, bells, and ribbon. It is easy enough for older kids to do on their own and younger kids can do them too with some adult assistance.

16. Floppy Ears Easter Bunny Gnome DIY

Easy Gnome Craft: floppy eared bunny gnome craft
Thematic gnomes are so popular!

We love these Easter gnomes! Once you get the simple supplies you can get started right away and simply follow the step by step instructions to create your floppy ears Easter bunny gnome. From Just That Perfect Piece.

17. Christmas Gnome: Make Your Own Scandinavian Gnome

Easy Gnome Craft: wooly gnome craft
This gnome’s beard is so soft and pretty.

If you love Scandinavian gnomes, this is one craft project you really must try – it should take about an hour of crafting and the end result is totally adorable. From The Country Chic Cottage.

18. Scandinavian Minimalist Wreath

Easy Gnome Craft: simple gnome wreath for Christmas
We love minimalist Christmas decor.

Bring gnomes into your home this holiday season with this Scandinavian minimalist wreath. It takes 30 minutes no sewing is required. This craft is suitable for older kids and adults. From Ruffles and Rain Boots.

19. DIY Valentine’s Day Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: Valentine gnomes you can make and give for the holiday

Gnomes also make pretty cute Valentine’s Day decorations! These little valentine gnomes can be made in just a few minutes for around $10. Suitable for kids of all ages. From The Yellow Brick Home.

20. DIY Scandinavian Christmas Gnome with Rice (Tomte or Nisse)

Easy Gnome Craft: simple DIY gnome
Get some rice for this gnome craft!

Get in the holiday spirit with this super easy Scandinavian Christmas gnomes craft. Follow the free tutorial, gather your supplies, and tell your little assistants to come help with the crafting! From Ruffles and Rain Boots.

21. How To Make Christmas Gnomes: Sew and No Sew

Easy Gnome Craft: how to make a no sew gnome craft
Easy, cute, and inexpensive!

Check out these free tutorials from Our Real Life to make Christmas gnomes, and then personalize them with your own ideas. They take about 2 hours and they shared two versions, one uses a fuzzy sock and the other requires a bit of sewing. Both are very easy, though!

22. These Gnome Craft Finger Puppets are Awesome

Easy Gnome Craft: paper gnome finger puppets shown on a hand
Kids of all ages will have so much fun with this craft.

Follow the step by step video and print the free template to learn how to make adorable gnome finger puppets. You can make them festive for the winter or Christmas season, or turn them into garden gnomes if it’s summer. From I Heart Crafty Things.

23. DIY Holiday Gnomes Christmas Craft

Easy Gnome Craft: 3 DIY gnomes on candlesticks
Enjoy making this super fun gnome craft!

Made in a Day shared these charming holiday gnomes for your Christmas decor this year! These sweet handmade gnomes can be changed up for any season, though. This project is rated easy, so even if you’re a beginner, you can do it

24. How to Make a Gnome

Easy Gnome Craft: quick gnome craft for kids
Let’s learn how to make a gnome, the easy way!

You can make these gnomes in 10-15 minutes – yes, they are that easy and that simple. Older kids can help make these gnomes, but be careful if younger children are around as they might want to eat the craft pellets. From Decor And The Dog.

25. How To Make Halloween Sock Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: sock gnome craft
The gnome noses are simply too cute.

Learn how to made adorable sock gnomes for Halloween! What kid doesn’t love sock crafts, anyway? These are Halloween gnomes but you can make as many as you want for different seasons. The great part is that once you have the gnome body made, you can simply swap out the hat for different holidays. From It’s Always Autumn.

26. How To Make Easter Gnomes (DIY Sock Gnomes)

Easy Gnome Craft: make Easter gnomes
Easter gnomes are a really cool idea, don’t you agree?

Easter gnomes are easy to make and absolutely adorable! Once you have the gnome body made, it’s really easy to change out the hat for any other holiday. You will need one patterned or colored sock, one solid sock, faux fur, one wood bead, and of course, felt for the cute bunny ears. From It’s Always Autumn.

27. Super-Cute Air-Drying Clay Garden Gnomes Craft for Kids to Make

Easy Gnome Craft: air dry clay gnomes
Make many of these cute little guys.

These adorable gnomes are super easy to make and if you seal them make an excellent plant marker. Plus, kids love creating things with air drying clay and it’s also good to promote their fine motor skills. From Rainy Day Mum.

28. DIY Clay Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: small decorative gnomes you can make
Kids will have so much fun making these gnome crafts.

Here’s another simple clay gnome craft, perfect for kids of all ages, which you can transform into many things: You can use these little guys to decorate a garden or put them on your front porch, or you can turn them into magnets or have them hang out on the bookshelf. From Dollar Crafter.

29. Adorable Fall DIY Gnome Decoration You Can Make in Minutes

Easy Gnome Craft: gnome decoration finished craft
Can you believe these guys only take a couple of minutes to make?

This little fall DIY gnome decoration is a great way to add some life to a boring fall decoration in your home. The great thing is that you can make them in minutes! Just follow the super easy instructions. From DIY n crafts.

30. Crochet Christmas Gnome

Easy Gnome Craft: gnomes you can crochet
If you like to crochet, this one is for you.

Get your favorite yarn to make this crochet Christmas gnome. This tutorial from Miss Neriss includes a free printable with a pattern to make these gnomes. You can make them in different sizes and even a lady gnome.

31. How to Create Garden Gnomes With Concrete

Easy Gnome Craft: concrete gnomes
Who knew concrete gnomes were so cute?

Looking for some cute lawn ornaments for your garden? Then give this DIY garden gnome project we did with concrete! It’s super easy, especially with this step by step tutorial from DIYs.

32. DIY Christmas Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: DIY gnomes shown in Christmas scene
Let’s make these easy DIY Christmas gnomes.

These DIY Christmas gnomes are a bit more complicated, but the result is totally worth it. You can make many different hats with different patterns and leave them everywhere around the house. From The Navage Patch.

33. Christmas Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: Quick and easy gnome craft shown on a flooe
You’ll love making this gnome craft with tomato cages!

This DIY Christmas project is so easy you can make them in an afternoon and everything you need can be purchased from your Dollar store. You’ll need a tomato cage and a fleece blanket – trust us, your craft will look so cozy! From Hometalk.

34. DIY Garden Pot Gnome – How to Make a Cute Companion for Your Flowers

Easy Gnome Craft: flower pot gnome craft
Make one for yourself or a friend!

Garden gnomes are absolutely adorable and you can make your own with very little effort and a little bit of creativity. You can put these garden pot gnomes on your shelf, in the garden, or anywhere else you feel like. From DIYs.

35. How To Make Large Gnomes

Easy Gnome Craft: Cute crafty gnomes
Can you believe these gnomes are made with supplies from the Dollar Store?

Watch the detailed video from Simple Made Pretty to learn how to make this beautiful DIY Dollar Store gnome. It’s really simple to make and you can decorate it in many different ways – so get your pom poms, lace, and ribbon!


Which gnome craft do you want to try out first?

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