There is nothing more adorable than a Christmas Gnome. They are soooo stinkin cute! You can make one in 10 minutes easy peezy and with this DIY tutorial, we use upcycled pill bottles! It’s a win for your holiday decorations and a win for the environment.

 

There is nothing more adorable than a Christmas Gnome. They are soooo stinkin cute! You can make one in 10 minutes easy peezy and with this DIY tutorial, we use upcycled pill bottles! It's a win for your holiday decorations and a win for the environment.

 

I love me a cute Gnome. Much to my husband’s dismay, we have a Garden Gnome. His name is Gene. Gene the Gnome. Wait for it… wait for it…

So when the holidays roll around, I pine after these adorable Christmas Gnomes. But I was always scared to make them because they look… so… complicated!

This year, I pulled up my big girl pants and gave it a whirl and I even surprised myself with how easily they came together. You can do it too!

I’ve seen them made in various ways with wood slices and wine corks. But being one of those people who had to fight against cancer, autoimmune disease, and chronic fatigue, I have my share of supplements and pill bottles. What a fun way to upcycle them!

 

There is nothing more adorable than a Christmas Gnome. They are soooo stinkin cute! You can make one in 10 minutes easy peezy and with this DIY tutorial, we use upcycled pill bottles! It's a win for your holiday decorations and a win for the environment.

 

Notes and Hacks

The first one took about 20 minutes, but after I got the hang of it, I was able to knock them out in 10 minutes.

Don’t be intimidated! They look complicated, but they are easy to make. And almost fool-proof!

You will want Mongolian (faux) fur or long pile fur. It has more of a beard look and feel to it. I went to several craft stores and searched all over Amazon, but found the smallest quantity for the best price at the Faux Fur Boutique on Etsy.

The instructions are very lengthy. It’s easy to make, I promise! I wanted to make sure that the instructions are super easy for you to follow.

I used larger bottles and they sit nicely on the mantle. You can use smaller ones, add a ribbon, and make them into an ornament.

Finally, be super careful with the hot glue! No burns on my watch.

 

Psst… want beautiful Scripture + Gratitude printables to celebrate the beauty of the Advent Season? Click below…

 

Materials

Upcycled Pill Bottles

Wool Felt – 2 colors

Mongolian or Long Pile Faux Fur

Nose Knobs

Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)

Ribbon – Optional if you want to make them into an ornament.

 

Christmas Gnome DIY

1. Measure the felt to roll around the bottle. You can either stop at the groove by the lid or go the whole way up to the top of the lid.

2. Cut to fit.

3. Using hot glue, glue the felt onto the pill bottle.

4. Wait a few minutes to let it dry.

5. Glue the nose knob right at the top groove. Let it dry.

6. Cut the fur. Be careful to only cut the fabric. If you have a craft knife, it might be easier than scissors. You will want the fur to be enough for a little on each side of the nose, and the entire length down of the bottle. Let it dry.

7. Cut a wedge or pie-slice piece in the other color felt for the hat. It doesn’t have to go the entire way around the head. No one will see the back.

8. I like a little roll-up with the hat (so much cuter!) so if you want, you can hot glue the bottom and roll a little piece over and glue tight.

9. Glue the hat against the nose and beard at a slight downward angle.

10. Turn to the back and glue it tight. Let it dry.

11. Shape the top of the hat and glue the top together. You don’t want it pointed, just shaped. Let it dry.

12. Finally, remove all of the “cobwebs.” I’m not sure what the official name is for them, but those loose stringy things that are leftover from the hot glue gun.

 

 

Psst… want to teach gratitude to the kids this holiday season? Click below for your FREE Elf on the Shelf Gratitude Printable…

 

 

The DIY in Pictures

 

 

 

 

1. Measure the felt to roll around the bottle. You can either stop at the groove by the lid or go the whole way up to the top of the lid.

2. Cut to fit.

 

 

3. Using hot glue, glue the felt onto the pill bottle.

4. Wait a few minutes to let it dry.

 

 

5. Glue the nose knob right at the top groove. Let it dry.

 

 

6. Cut the fur. Be careful to only cut the fabric. If you have a craft knife, it might be easier than scissors. You will want the fur to be enough for a little on each side of the nose, and the entire length down of the bottle. Let it dry.

 

 

7. Cut a wedge or pie-slice piece in the other color felt for the hat. It doesn’t have to go the entire way around the head. No one will see the back.

 

 

8. I like a little roll-up with the hat (so much cuter!) so if you want, you can hot glue the bottom and roll a little piece over and glue tight.

 

 

9. Glue the hat against the nose and beard at a slight downward angle.

10. Turn to the back and glue it tight. Let it dry.

 

 

 

 

11. Shape the top of the hat and glue the top together. You don’t want it pointed, just shaped. Let it dry.

12. Finally, remove all of the “cobwebs.” I’m not sure what the official name is for them, but those loose stringy things that are leftover from the hot glue gun.

 

 

TA DA! See! I told you it was easy. You can do it too!

 

There is nothing more adorable than a Christmas Gnome. They are soooo stinkin cute! You can make one in 10 minutes easy peezy and with this DIY tutorial, we use upcycled pill bottles! It's a win for your holiday decorations and a win for the environment.

 

 

Imagine… celebrating the beauty of the season with this Advent Calendar Printable and Bible verses! Click below…

 

 

More Christmas Resources You Will Love

Advent Scripture + Gratitude Printables

More Christmas Recipes and Resources

 

 

There is nothing more adorable than a Christmas Gnome. They are soooo stinkin cute! You can make one in 10 minutes easy peezy and with this DIY tutorial, we use upcycled pill bottles! It's a win for your holiday decorations and a win for the environment.

 

Are you Inspired?

Be sure to download your FREE Advent Calendar Printable and celebrate the season!

 

 

Love, hugs, and I finally made a Christmas Gnome!!!

 

 

 

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