DIY Gnome Santa Ornaments

DIY Gnome Santa Ornaments | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: Taffleberry Lane via YouTube


Discover the inner artist in you with these easy-to-make gnome ornaments. All you need for this DIY craft is a bunch of yarn and paper rolls, all of which you can find in the nearest dollar store or you can just look around your house for scrap materials that you can use. You might’ve tried doing other DIY projects this Christmas but this is the easiest and cheapest one yet. It doesn’t even take too long to make, that’s why you can create more of these little guys if you want. This ornament will look great on your tree and it doesn’t even require expensive materials, so give it a try and share with us how it turned out. This craft is an idea of Taffleberry Lane from YouTube.



  • Paper towel or toilet roll
  • Red and white worsted weight yarn
  • 6 and 7 inches hard surface (book or notepad)
  • A pair of scissors
  • 12″ twine
  • Embroidery needle
  • Hot glue
  • Cotton balls
  • Wooden bead


Step 1

Take a 6 inches hard surface and wrap a red yarn around it 20 times, cut in the middle and repeat the process with the white yarn. To create the gnome hat, cut the paper roll into 2-inch segments, take 1 roll then insert a folded red string under, insert the two ends of the string on its loop, pull to knot the end. Repeat the process around the roll, alternating the colors. Flatten and comb the strings, gather all the strings, and push to the other side, insert a cotton ball under it to fill the crown, tie a 10 inches string at the top. Trim the ends of the strings to create a little pom-pom.

Easy and cheap christmas ornaments
Image Credit: Taffleberry Lane via YouTube


Step 2

Take the twine and tie a knot while inserting the other end on the embroidery needle. Thread the twine through the center of the hat then send it back through to create a small loop at the top. Tie a knot at the end to secure. For the gnome’s beard, wrap a white yarn on a 7 inches hard surface 50 times, find the center and tie yarn around it several times to secure. Cut through each loop of both ends, grab all the yarn to expose the middle top part, put hot glue on it then attach to the hat, shape the yarn into a mustache and beard by trimming excess ends. Glue the wooden bead in the middle of the beard and right under the hat.

DIY gnome santa decor for beginners
Image Credit: Taffleberry Lane via YouTube


*Thank you to Taffleberry Lane on YouTube for these cute images of yarn gnomes. Be sure to visit their channel for more tutorials like this.

DIY Gnome Santa Ornaments

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