Friday, December 21, 2018

No Place like Gnome for the Holidays: Easy Tutorial to Make a Dollhouse Christmas Gnome

I saw this gnome tree on Pinterest in a real life house and I thought that it'd be fun to make in mini. Then my friend from had extra supplies and gave me the roping pine garland and I decided to try it!

And then Sheila from came up with a better title for my post!

You need; roping pine garland, an eraser nose (see the paper-mate sharpwriter now missing its eraser), tacky glue and red felt for the hat. And an egg carton (for shaping).

Measure enough garland as per below (using cut-out egg carton to figure out length and to shape it - but you won't actually glue it to the egg carton) and then cut it.

Cut three more pieces. Place three strands parallel and then glue the fourth strand on top. Shape it with your hands. Glue the eraser nose between the 3 parallel strands and the top strand.

Now make the little felt hat: cut out a triangle of red felt and glue the edges.

 Glue that on.

And you're done!! Easy-peasy.

Enjoy the weekend!


  1. Forgive me, I can't resist. There's no place like gnome for the holidays.

    He looks so cute and cheery!

    1. That made me laugh out loud, that's so funny! I should've used that as my title!

  2. Great for a title! Your gnome is very cute and thanks for the tut.
    Did you also use egg carton for the cute start melting snowman?
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Drora, I didn't make the snowman, although I did think about trying to make one with polymer clay. I bought it at the Tiny Dollhouse store in NYC. Also, the egg carton is just for shaping. Hope you had a happy Hanukkah! Happy New Year!

  3. Thank you for the Christmas tute!! The gnome will be fast and easy to make. I also like the melting snowman!
    Great job of creativity!
    Merry Christmas!
    Mini huggs,

  4. Totally Adorable!!!
    And a Terrific Title too! :D

    Merry Christmas Penelope and just remember that your gnome body till some body loves you! hahahah

    1. Haha, that's so funny. The credit for the title goes to Sheila :). Merry Christmas and hope you have wonderful New Year!

  5. Ha! So, so stinkin' cute!!! I bet the kiddos loved this one!!!
    Have a Very Merry Christmas, Penelope!

    1. They did, although my son was a bit upset about the use of an eraser :). I had to explain that the papermate pencil had run out. Hope you had a great Christmas!