Adorable DIY pink gnome Christmas tree ornaments made from yarn!
Have fun with these simple DIY Christmas gnomes to add to your Scandi Christmas decor!
Scandinavian Christmas Gnomes are really trending this year.
It is no secret that I love Scandinavian Christmas decor!
So when my daughter wanted to make some DIY Christmas gnomes, I was thrilled to make some Nordic-inspired decorations.
I think we all can agree that Christmas gnomes are just plain cute!
Seriously, they are like the Elf on the Shelf for adults.
DIY Christmas Gnomes
Every year, one of our most meaningful Christmas traditions is making handmade ornaments together.
My daughter has her own mini Christmas tree in her room that she decorates with handmade ornaments.
Last year my daughter wanted her tree to be full of shooting star ornaments, but this year she decided she wanted her tree to have DIY girl gnomes.
After thinking about it, we decided to make pink yarn gnome ornaments.
So technically, they are not girl gnomes, because they have the beard and girl gnomes typically have braids.
However, pink hat gnomes with white beards look absolutely adorable and my daughter loves them!
Instructions On How To Make Yarn Gnome Ornaments
These DIY gnome instructions are really simple and fun to do.
I have included detailed images to guide you through the simple steps of how to make pink gnome ornaments.
Supplies Needed For Gnome Ornaments:
- Natural wooden beads (gnome nose)
- Cotton balls
- Thin book or planner
- Cardboard paper towel roll
First off we are going to start with the instructions on how to make a hat out of yarn.
These steps guide you on how to make a bobble hat out of yarn for your DIY gnome.
How To Make A DIY Gnome Hat
Step 1: Take the blush pink yarn and spool it 40 times around the middle of a thin book or planner.
Step 2: Cut the blush pink yard in the middle.
Step 3: Cut a half-inch ring from the cardboard paper towel holder for the base of the gnome hat.
Step 4: Double the pink yarn to create a large loop.
Step 5: Thread the loop of yarn inside the cardboard ring.
Step 6: Fold over the loose yarn pieces into the loop and pull to make a knot.
Step 7: Continue doing this with all 40 pieces all around the base of the yarn gnome bobble hat.
Step 8: Once you have finished looping and knotting all the 40 pieces of yarn, then push all the yarn through the inside of the cardboard ring.
Step 9: Take a piece of the pink yard and tie all the yarn together at the top of the hat. Trim off access of the tie.
Step 10: Trim down the yarn on the top to make a yarn bobble hat.
Step 11. Stuff the inside of the hat with 2 cotton balls.
How To Make A Gnome Beard Out Of Yarn
There are so many variations of how you can make a DIY gnome beard with yarn.
This method is the same as making pom pom gnome ornaments.
When complete, you can trim the beard to be as long or as short as you like.
Now let’s go over the simple steps.
Step 1: Spool the cream yarn 70 times around the long side of a thin book or planner.
Step 2: Gently slide the spooled yarn off of the book.
Step 3: Use a piece of yarn to tie the spooled yarn in the middle. Make sure to tie a tight knot.
Step 4: Cut the looped ends on both sides.
Step 5: Now you will be left with a large pom-pom gnome beard. You can trim the pom pom gnome’s beard to be as long or as short as you want.
DIY Gnome Instructions
Now that you have made the pink yarn gnome hat and the yarn beard, it’s time to construct your DIY gnome ornaments.
Step 1: Glue the hat onto the pom pom beard.
Step 2: Glue on the natural wooden bead where the hat meets the beard for the gnome’s nose.
Step 3. Loop a piece of yarn through the gnome’s hat to be able to hang your gnome ornaments. Or you can thread a long piece of yarn through the back of each pink gnome’s hat to make a garland.
Now the simplicity of these adorable pink gnome Christmas ornaments is that you make each gnome different.
We didn’t want our Christmas gnomes to all look the same.
The easy way to make each yarn gnome different is by trimming the beard to make it shorter or even trimming the pink yarn to make the bobble hat smaller.
As you can see in the image above, the amount of yarn you trim from each gnome’s beard and hat really makes a difference.
Gnome Ornaments DIY
I hope you have fun making these pink gnome Christmas tree ornaments!
Our family had a lot of fun making them and they turned out quite adorable!