Learn how to make an easy Christmas gnome wreath from holiday floral picks and get the season started right!
Look, we all knew it would come to this, so don’t act so surprised.
I’m sure some of you breathed a deep sigh of relief after our last gnome project, thinking that surely after three years of gnomes, we’d reached our creative limit.
If you thought that, then madam, you don’t gnome us very well at all.
The gnomes have only just begun.
And while I respect your position if you are one of the handful of gnomeaphobes and gnome-knockers who frequent this blog, it is my intention to convert you to Gnomeism gnometheless. I intend to accomplish this through the tried-and-true method of brainwashing.
Yep, brainwashing! Parents have been doing it since the dawn of time! How else does the child of, say, a Cleveland Browns fan become a Cleveland Browns fan him- or herself? Good old-fashioned brainwashing!
Of course there are more nefarious uses for it, but we won’t get into those here because this is a happy place – a happy place and a happy home for the happy face of a happy gnome. Say it with me now: a happy place and a happy home for the happy face of a happy gnome!
Now close your eyes and say it one hundred more times.
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Or you’ll start sending hate mail to my gnome, er, home. Could go either way.
But as we all know by now, I like to live dangerously, so let’s dive right into our first gnome of the Christmas season!
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If you love gnomes as much as we do, be sure to check out our other gnome tutorials!
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Now, I suspect most of you will have to hit up Walmart or Dollar Tree or Target or Michaels or Hobby Lobby or Joann to buy the Christmas picks for this gnome wreath. Not me!
I’m lucky enough to have a wife who has provisioned us handsomely for the Craft Apocalypse. If the world ever runs out of crafting supplies, my babes and I can live out our days happily crafting from the dragon’s hoard of supplies and materials she’s been squirreling away since 2013.
If it’s a zombie apocalypse, we’re as doomed as the next schmuck, but a craftocalypse? We’re livin’ large!
Anyway, my point is that I didn’t have to shop for my holiday floral picks, because I found everything I needed stashed in plastic retail bags all over the house!
We’d already bought a few tinsel hats, because we’ll always need those, and we bought that sherpa throw back in August on our 5-state Dollar Tree truck-filling shopapalooza extravaganza. It was never destined to warm our tired old bones. Nope, when we bought that blanket in the sweltering August heat, we knew we’d be making gnomes with it.
Now obviously one stinkin’ little gnome wreath does not require an entire $5 sherpa throw, so before you go all Wastey Wanda on me, I assure you, we’ll be using the entire blanket for several Christmas crafts. Just like the Native Americans let no part of an animal go to waste, neither shall we waste that sherpa throw!
DIY Christmas Gnome Wreath Video Tutorial
Watch our short video below for an overview of our Christmas gnome wreath before you read the detailed step-by-step tutorial.
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Christmas Gnome Wreath Tutorial
Got your tinsel hat?
Good! You can pull off the lettering and holly sprig if you’d like, then set the hat aside.
Step 1 – Arrange the picks
Next, arrange your picks in a suitably beardish manner. What does that mean? Well, I guess it means layer them starting with some big ones at the bottom. I used 5 for my bottom layer.
Next, add a little interest in the next layer. How about some red? Everyone likes red at Christmas! I used three red berry picks.
For the next layer, you may want to mix it up a little and bring in some new tones and colors. I really like these juniper (I think) picks. They’re a different shade of green, and I love the little blue berries that I’m assuming are juniper berries.
Step 2 – Attach the picks
Grab the stems and move your arranged picks to the side, then bring your flipped tinsel hat back into play.
Now, starting with the top-most pick layer (in my case, the junipers), lay them on the back of the hat and zip-tie them in place.
Do the same for the middle layer of picks.
And do the same again for the base layer of picks.
Don’t worry if they’re not perfect – you can arrange them when you flip it back over.
Step 3 – Make the hat
Cut a piece of fabric or blanket a little larger than the tinsel hat, then glue the bottom along the bottom edge of the hat. Since the sherpa throw I used already had a built-in rolled brim, I didn’t need to create one. But you can make one by folding up the fabric a couple of times and hot gluing it.
Next, flip your gnome wreath over and secure the fabric to the sides of the hat frame with hot glue.
Cut the excess fabric and secure the flaps with hot glue.
If you have excess material up top, you can tie it off with a rubber band.
And if you’re feeling a little extra, you can wad that excess fabric into a ball and hot glue it into a pom pom!
Make sure your glue gun is on low for this. I thought mine was, but it was actually on hot. Ouch!
Step 4 – Add a nose
Finally, flip your Christmas gnome wreath back over and glue on his nose.
To hang mine, I made a zip tie loop in the back and hung it on a stick-on hook.