Easy DIY New Year Gnome Tutorial

Easy DIY New Year Gnome Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube


It’s not too late to create this darling gnome for new year’s eve and add it to your decor or give it as a gift. It’s so easy to put together and it only uses materials from the nearest Dollar store. All thanks to Patti J. Good on YouTube for this wonderful video tutorial, try making this gnome now, you and your family will love it for sure!



  • Thin black craft foam
  • Glitter foam, black, and gold
  • Pool noodle or styrofoam cylinder
  • White faux fur
  • Corks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads for nose
  • Mini shoes
  • Craft clay
  • Wire for the clay
  • X-Acto knife
  • Miter cutter
  • Dowel sticks
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pattern (Click here to download and print the pattern)


Step 1

Print out the pattern, then cut them out, trace them on the foam and felt, and cut them out nicely. Assemble the hat pieces together as shown in the video using hot glue, then set the hat aside, and prepare the legs. Cut 2 wooden dowels into about 5 inches long each, then insert corks on their pointed edges, and set them aside. Grab the mini shoes, then hot glue little nuts inside the shoes, and insert the dowels with corks on each shoe adhering them with hot glue. Tie the shoelaces nicely, then wrap a piece of black felt around the legs, and notch the upper excess part of the felt.

Easy To Make DIY New Year Gnome
Image credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube


Step 2

Grab the piece of pool noodle, then insert the two legs underneath, and adhere the notched excess felt around the bottom of the pool noodle. Wrap the body with glitter foam, then trim the faux fur, and adhere it above the glitter foam. Dab a generous amount of hot glue inside the hat, then insert it into the top of the pool noodle and brush the beard of the gnome nicely. Adhere the wooden bead to the fur using hot glue for the nose, then wrap a strip of glitter felt around the base of the hat, and finish the gnome by adding arms as well as some embellishments.

How To Make DIY New Year Gnome
Image credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube


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Easy DIY New Year Gnome Tutorial

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