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Make your own Christmas gnome to adorn your home - all made with dollar store items! They are so cute and so easy to make - the kids will want to join in!
Active Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Christmas
Keyword: boredom buster, christmas gnome, diy gnome, Dollar store craft, kids craft
Yield: 1 Gnome
Author: Brooke


  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun


  • Socks
  • Rice
  • Polyfill
  • Faux Fur
  • Elastic Bands
  • Hot Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Cotton Ball
  • Nylons


  • Pour a cup of rice into the sock and fill the rest with polyfill and tie the sock with a rubber band.
  • Cut the faux fur into a triangular shape. Again I eyeballed the size. Some people will use a razor blade to not cut the fur on the front side, I just brushed the fir against the grain and toward the center.
  • Make a nose by wrapping a cotton ball in a piece of nylon and gather the ends together. Tie with an elastic band or use glue.
  • Make a slouchy hat with a sock. Keep the finished edge for across the gnomes face but you could also fold under the cut end of a sock underneath.


As with everything there are lots of options you can use to customize and make your Christmas Gnome your own. If there are supplies you can't find you can always use something else. That is what is fun about these gnomes - they all have their own personalities and you can wing it!