These DIY Valentine Gnomes made of socks are a cute Valentine craft for kids (and adults!) and require no sewing. You and your kids will love making these fluffy and soft gnomes.
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DIY Valentine Gnomes make a cute and easy Valentine Craft for kids.
Valentine’s Day is coming up and if you’re looking for a cute Valentine craft to make with the kids look no further than these sock DIY Valentine Gnomes!
Seriously how adorable and soft are these DIY gnomes with their soft, plush beard and even softer socks?
You’ll be amazed to know that these sock gnomes require absolutely no sewing like our no-sew t-shirt softie (so little kids who can’t handle needle and thread) can help make these.
What are gnomes?
These are mystical, creatures, diminutive in size with long wise beards. They are traditionally thought to bring good luck. So making one and gifting or keeping it in home may be a good thing!
Recently we’ve seen a plethora of gnome crafts and handmade gnomes so had to try our hands in making our own version!
What do I need to make a DIY Gnome?
We’ve seen some made with paper tubes, cones or containers, but ours require just socks!
You also will need stuffing, a wooden craft ball for the nose, plush fabric for the beard (often called “faux fur”) and a hot glue gun.
What kind of socks do I need to make a sock gnome?
You can use any sock of course but we think the soft and fuzzy sock types make our DIY gnomes extra lovable. However, we encourage you to try thin and different patterned socks on our gnome!
What’s great about this sock gnome tutorial is that you can really make it for any occasion or just make any gnome for everyday! If you omit the hearts and add other decorations like flowers, you got yourself a spring gnome. Add shamrocks and green socks and you have a St. Patrick’s Gnome!
Why not make an Easter gnome and add ears or make it pastel colors like Easter eggs.
DIY VALENTINE GNOMES – MATERIALS:
Fuzzy soft socks (one pair per gnome)
Faux fur fabric (one piece per gnome)
Rubber bands (2)
Wooden beads (our were 1.25″ diameter) (1 per gnome)
Hot glue gun
Felt hearts (optional)
- Fuzzy soft socks (one pair per gnome)
- Faux fur fabric (one piece per gnome)
- Rubber bands (2)
- Wooden beads (our were 1.25" diameter) (1 per gnome)
- Hot glue gun
- Felt hearts (optional)
Step 1. For your hat sock, grab a bit of stuffing and make a round pom pom at the top and tie it off with a rubber band. Then add a bit of stuffing to the inside of your hat.
Step 2. For your gnome body, take another sock and mainly stuff the foot part. Then use a rubber band to tie off and take the remaining sock and fold it over the stuffed foot portion.
Step 3. Wrap your hat sock over you body sock. At this point you can secure with hot glue if you'd like to make sure it does not slip off. We did not show this step in the video.
Step 4. Hot glue your wooden ball right below the ending of your hat.
Step 5. Cut your faux fur in a slight triangle or V-shape so it looks like a beard and cut it the length you want for you gnome beard. Hot glue to your body sock.
Step 6. Decorate your gnome at with felt hearts if you wish.