DIY ORNAMENTS : NORDIC GNOMES

 
DIY ORNAMENTS - NORDIC GNOMES

Pinterest has once again sparked my new obsession - Nordic Gnomes. After my feed was flooded in November with these little guys, it was only right that this year’s Christmas ornament resembled a Swedish Norwegian Tomate Gnome.

After a quick trip to the craft store and an hour of figuring out how to replicate the look I wanted, I was able to crank out a small village of Gnome Ornaments.

With my step-by-step instructions below , you can create one for yourself in 15 minutes or less .

DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT - NORDIC GNOME

WHAT YOU WILL NEED :

  1. A small piece of fabric/felt in any color or print you desire for the hat

  2. Wooden beads in various sizes that can work as a body, head and large nose

  3. Yarn or faux craft fur fabric to make a beard

  4. A glue gun

  5. Fishing line / string to use as the “loop” to hang the ornament

  6. Scissors

    Optional :

  7. Paint & a paintbrush if you would like to paint the “body” bead

  8. A sharpie / paint pen if you would like to add a date or message on the back.

  9. Card stock to make a “hat” template if you plan on making more than 1 ornament and want to speed up the process.

DIY ORNAMENT - NORDIC GNOMES

HOW TO ASSEMBLE

  • If you decide to paint the “body” , paint it and let it dry before starting to assemble . I used a thin layer of black acrylic paint that took about 2 minutes to dry.

  • Glue the “head” bead to the body.

  • Cut a small piece of the yarn and unravel it to make a beard / cut your faux fur into a beard shape. I made 2 different shapes - one that was longer and came to a point and the second version was fuller and rounded.

  • Glue the yarn beard to the “head” and glue a smaller “nose” bead onto the beard.

DIY ORNAMENTS - NORDIC GNOMES
  • Cut your fabric into a triangle shape with a rounded bottom for the hat.

  • Glue down the bottom midpoint of the hat right above the nose to make sure it is centered

  • Flip the gnome over and glue down the string in the middle of the triangle fabric -leaving a large loop exposed at the top

  • Glue down one side at a time to the back of the head , overlapping the fabric to close the hat

  • Add a short note or the year on the back using a sharpie pen (if desired)

DIY ORNAMENTS - NORDIC GNOMES

Bonus : while waiting in the extremely long checkout line in the craft store , I stumbled upon cute little burlap drawstring bags (12 for $1!! SCORE!) and decided to snag a pack. I used my “handmade by” stamp to personalize them & I think they turned out adorable. What do you think?

DIY ORNAMENTS - NORDIC GNOMES
DIY ORNAMENTS - NORDIC GNOMES
DIY ORNAMENTS - NORDIC GNOMES

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DIY ORNAMENTS - NORDIC GNOMES
 

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