Felt Gnome Ornament

Create a lasting craft that your kids will be proud of for years to come with this adorable Felt Gnome Ornament. 

Felt Gnome Ornament

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As I decorate my Christmas tree each year, I especially love hanging up the ornaments my kids make. I love seeing their creations and remembering different ages or classes with each handcrafted ornament. 

I just can’t wait to put this gnome ornament and their Felt Angel ornaments on the tree!

My kids love putting ornaments together. And I love how it helps hone fine motor skills and teaches practical skills. Though this craft is better suited to older children, you can definitely involve little ones by having them choose colors and even help stuff the gnome near the end! 

Supplies

  • Felt fabrics
  • Cotton or scrap felt pieces
  • Wooden bead
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Pencil
  • Fabric scissors

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How to Make a Felt Gnome Ornament

  • Start by selecting the felt fabrics for the gnome ornament. For this tutorial, I picked out a white piece, a dark brown piece, a tan piece, and a red piece. Once you have selected your felt pieces, trace the template patterns onto them. The template includes a gnome base layout, hat, shirt, shoes, beard, and mustache. 
  • Let’s start by stitching the snowflake pattern on the hat cutout. Start by placing your knot on the underside of the center of the snowflake. From there, stitch the 6 arms off from the center.
Snowflake Gnome Ornament hat
  • Join every 2 center arms by stitching an arrowhead pattern between them. This will form a 6-point star pattern
  • Now, stitch the 6 outer arms of the snowflake to complete the pattern. Draw the needle to the backside of the hat, tie a knot or 2, and cut off extra thread.
Gnome with mustache ornament
  • Place the mustache near the top-middle part of the beard cutout and then place the beard near the top-middle part of the shirt cutout. Stitch the top side of the mustache along with the beard and the shirt cut out and join them together.
Sew together gnome felt ornament
  • Place the shoe cutouts on the bottom side of the base layout by slightly overlapping them with the base.
How to make a gnome ornament
  • Place the body pattern (beard-mustache-shirt) on the bottom side of the base layout. Prepare the needle with a thread matching the felt of the shirt and stitch around the outer side of the shirt pattern. 
  • This is when you will connect the shoes to everything as well, so make sure to catch a bit of the shoe as you go around the shirt. Make sure to keep the top side of the body pattern open for now. 
Sew up edges of Felt Gnome Ornament
  • Place the hat pattern on the top side of the base layout and this will cover the top side of the mustache and the beard slightly. Now, stitch around the outer side of the hat and join it with the base layout. Keep a small opening to stuff the felt gnome pattern.
How to Make A gnome Felt Ornament
  • Use cotton or scrap felt to stuff the gnome pattern.
  • After stuffing the felt gnome pattern, stitch to close the open end.
Felt Gnome Ornament with red hat
  • Cut a small wooden bead into half and use fabric glue to attach the half-cut bead right below the middle of the hat, on top of the mustache. Use glue to close the bottom side of the hat or stitch it closed, whichever you prefer.
  • Cut out a small piece of ribbon and form a loop with it. Attach the ribbon loop on the backside of the felt gnome with fabric glue to complete the ornament craft.
Felt Gnome Ornament that is red and complete.

Tips and Tricks

  • Get creative with the colors of felt you choose! 
  • Embellish your finished gnome with gemstones to glitter under the Christmas tree lights! 
  • Add an extra special touch by attaching a bell to the tip of the hat.

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Felt Gnome Ornament

Felt Gnome Ornament

Create a lasting craft that your kids will be proud of for years to come with this adorable Felt Gnome Ornament. 

Materials

  • Felt fabrics
  • Cotton or scrap felt pieces
  • Wooden bead
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Pencil
  • Fabric scissors

Instructions

Start by selecting the felt fabrics for the gnome ornament. For this tutorial, I picked out a white piece, a dark brown piece, a tan piece, and a red piece. Once you have selected your felt pieces, trace the template patterns onto them. The template includes a gnome base layout, hat, shirt, shoes, beard, and mustache. 

Let’s start by stitching the snowflake pattern on the hat cutout. Start by placing your knot on the underside of the center of the snowflake. From there, stitch the 6 arms off from the center.

Join every 2 center arms by stitching an arrowhead pattern between them. This will form a 6 point star patter

Now, stitch the 6 outer arms of the snowflake to complete the pattern. Draw the needle to the backside of the hat, tie a knot or 2, and cut off extra thread.


Place the mustache near the top-middle part of the beard cutout and then place the beard near the top-middle part of the shirt cutout. Stitch the top side of the mustache along with the beard and the shirt cut out and join them together.

Place the shoe cutouts on the bottom side of the base layout by slightly overlapping them with the base.

Place the body pattern (beard-mustache-shirt) on the bottom side of the base layout. Prepare the needle with a thread matching the felt of the shirt and stitch around the outer side of the shirt pattern. 

This is when you will connect the shoes to everything as well, so make sure to catch a bit of the shoe as you go around the shirt.

Make sure to keep the top side of the body pattern open for now. 

Place the hat pattern on the top side of the base layout and this will cover the top side of the mustache and the beard slightly.

Now, stitch around the outer side of the hat and join it with the base layout. Keep a small opening to stuff the felt gnome pattern.

Use cotton or scrap felt to stuff the gnome pattern.

After stuffing the felt gnome pattern, stitch to close the open end.

Cut a small wooden bead into half and use fabric glue to attach the half-cut bead right below the middle of the hat, on top of the mustache. Use glue to close the bottom side of the hat or stitch it closed, whichever you prefer.

Cut out a small piece of ribbon and form a loop with it. Attach the ribbon loop on the backside of the felt gnome with fabric glue to complete the ornament craft.

 
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