Inside: Adorable easter gnomes for wreaths.
Easter is coming up fast, so it’s time to start thinking of all the cute ways that we will be decorating our houses. One of my personal favorite ways is by decorating with themed gnomes!
But since this year my latest obsession has wreaths, and I wanted to find a way to combine the two. I like to uphold my traditions, but I also want to find a way to infuse them with my newer interests. This is why today I will be showing you some of the cutest easter gnomes for wreaths.
Not only that, but I am also going to show you how to make easter gnomes as well. This is going to be a fun one, so buckle up. Make sure you stick around to the end of the tutorial! Let’s do this.
Cute Easter Gnomes for Wreaths
Before we get into the tutorial, I wanted to give you some inspiration to work with. Below you will find a few of my personal favorite easter gnomes that look great on wreaths. Check them out!
1. Light Pastel Ribbons – Here I have a beautiful gnome wreath that uses light pastel ribbons. This makes it feel like the person easter wreath if you ask me.
2. Simple Gnome with Long Hat – I love that this gnome has such a cute long hat. I think I want to make my gnome with a hat like this.
3. Gnome Holding Easter Egg – If you are thinking about finding a gnome that was holding an Easter egg, look no further than this. It doesn’t get much more easter than that!
4. Light Pink Wreath Idea – I love it when wreaths use this light shade of pink. I think this is very festive for the Easter holiday. What do you think?
5. Gnome with Easter Bunny Ears – I think this gnome with easter bunny ears is just too cute to pass up. What do you think?
6. Large Easter Gnome – Here is a super big easter gnome that I know you are going to like.
7. Tiny Little Gnome – I love it when the gnomes are tiny because to me, they are life sized in that state.
8. Gnome Sitting Down – This person made their gnome sit down, and I think that is just too cute. I am going to do that for my gnome wreath.
9. Gnome with Eggs – Eggs are the name of the game for easter. So naturally, this gnome is surrounded by them!
10. Two Gnomes Waving – Here are a few cute gnomes waving at you.
How To Make Easter Gnomes For Wreaths
This is going to be so much fun! This is a super simple craft that anyone can do. You can either leave the gnome by itself when you are finished, or you can add it to a wreath. I will walk you through how to do that at the end of the tutorial. I am such a geek for crafting, so let’s get into this before I get ahead of myself.
You Will Need:
- Long Socks
- Fur Fabric
- Cute Mini Beanie
- Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Fluffs
- Small Rubber Hair Ties
Step One: Fill Your Sock With Rice
You are going to take one of your socks and fill it with rice, only about halfway. This is going to be the base of your gnome. Since my wreath is going on my front door, I like to add some essential oils to the rice. This way it smells super good when people get to my house.
In total, I added about 3 drops of lavender and 3 drops of lemon for the single cup of rice that I used when filling the sock. This is obviously not something that you need to do, but it is a neat trick.
When you are done filling your sock, go ahead and tie it off. Then use the extra fabric to loop it back over itself so it has two layers.
Step Two: Cut Your Beard Fabric
Okay, so for this you are going to have to decide how long you want your gnome’s beard. I wanted it to be about 4 inches long, so I cut a 5 square inch piece off of my fur fabric. You are going to use hot glue to secure this fabric around the bottom half of your rice sock. The way I did this was by creating a cone with the fabric and then gluing it all around the sock.
Make sure that it is tightly and securely fastened, otherwise it can pop off. When you are done, make sure that you fluff the beard back up so it looks extra cute.
Step Three: Add A Hat To Your Easter Gnomes
The next step requires the cute little hat that you ordered. Remember what I said above: you don’t actually need to order the specific hats that I mentioned, you can pick whichever ones you feel are cute enough and fit the style of gnome that you are going for.
So once you have your hat, you are going to go online to the inseam of it with the hot clue. Similarly to the beard, you are going to slide it onto the other side of the sock and hold it firmly. Make sure that you cover at least a solid centimeter of the beard before you hold it down.
Step Four: Add A Nose TO Your Easter Gnomes
Lastly, you have to add a nose. This nose is going to be made out of the cute pink craft fluffs that I added to the list. I remolded my mind into a cute oval shape by working it back and forth in my hands until I got a shape that I was happy with.
You are going to take your little fluff and secure it to the space where the hat and the beard meet on the sock with hot glue. Hold it firmly until you know that it is securely on there.
Step Five: Add Your Easter Gnome To Your Wreath
To secure your gnome to your wreath, you are going to need pipe cleaners. Make sure that you choose a space where the gnome is able to sit on something. This way it will be more secure when tied down. The rice makes the gnome slightly heavy, so it doesn’t hurt to have the extra support.
Next, you are going to want to wrap the pipe cleaners around your gnome and then secure it to your wreath form. Make sure it’s stable, and there you go!
Easter gnomes are at the top of my list when it comes to decorating for this awesome holiday. I am so happy that I was able to find a way to meet myself in the middle by adding them to my latest obsession: Wreaths!
If you want to see some more easter wreath ideas, I think you will really get a kick out of these ideas. I told you that wreaths are kind of my thing at the moment!
The fun doesn’t just have to stop with those either, because I have quite the growing collection of wreath ideas that you can look through. I hope you have a wonderful easter. Eat lots of deviled eggs!