Easy DIY Watermelon Gnome Tutorial

Easy DIY Watermelon Gnome Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube


This summer season, let this adorable watermelon gnome adorn your home! This cute DIY project by Patti J. Good on YouTube is super easy to make and is worth all the hours you’ll spend because the finished product will absolutely turn out just as pretty as the video tutorial.



  • 1 piece of 9*11″ fabric, for the body
  • 2 pieces of 3*7″ fabric, for the arms
  • 2 pieces of 3*1¾” jean fabric, for the legs
  • 1 piece of 2½*13″ jean fabric, for the lower body’s pants
  • 1 piece of 12*15″ fleece, for the hat
  • 2 pieces of 1*3″ styrofoam discs
  • 9*24″ non-woven fabric
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Polyfill
  • Faux fur, for the beard
  • Bead, for the nose
  • ¼*6″ dowel sticks
  • Miter cutter
  • Small foam twist curlers, for the arms and legs
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Cricut
  • Felt fabric
  • Pattern (Click the link to download the pattern)


Step 1

Start by cutting a curve in the fleece fabric,  cut on the folded side starting from the tip all the down to the 4-inch mark on the other side of the fabric. Dab hot glue and join their sides together, let dry, fold the bottom about 2 inches up, and glue it in place. to create a cuff. Turn it inside out, then fold the bottom upward by an inch to create a cuff. Next, cut a 9*24″ non-woven fabric, then glue and roll the styrofoam discs at the bottom. Secure the ends with glue, this will be the body of the gnome. Glue the fabric to the body, then fill the inside with polyfill, gather the end, and tie with a string. Sharpen the ends of the dowel sticks, then cut them to about 2 inches, and set them aside.

Easy To Make DIY Watermelon Gnome
Image Credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube


Step 2

Cut the foam twist curlers to about 1.5 inches, then insert the stick into the foam, place and glue them inside the doll’s feet. Cover them with denim, then cut another strip of denim, and wrap it around the lower part of the body. Attach the feet, then wrap a rope around the waist and knot nicely. Cut the fur beard and attach it to the body, then create the arms of the gnome using the foam twist curlers and some wire, and attach both arms to the gathered area of the body. Insert the hat of the gnome, then cut the felt according to the pattern, assemble them, then attach one watermelon slice on the hat and the other one on the arm.

How To Make DIY Watermelon Gnome
Image Credit: Patti J. Good via YouTube


*All these images are credited to Patti J. Good via YouTube. Give her channel a visit and subscribe for more!

Easy DIY Watermelon Gnome Tutorial

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