Gnomes are extremely popular whether they are used as decorations around the house or in the garden. Once you see how easy it is to make this Easter egg Gnome, you are going to want to place these adorable little guys all around. Easy to make, and inexpensive too, fill your home with gnomes.
Easter Egg Gnome
As spring gets closer, you will start to see gnomes pop up everywhere from the dollar store to the craft stores and everywhere in between. People will start to bring their sleeping gnomes out to decorate around the yard. But there is no need to spend money on the expensive gnomes when you can make these adorable little Easter egg Gnomes for almost nothing.
For bigger projects to use as decor, check out this list of Easter wreath ideas. You may also like making some of these awesome Easter centerpieces to add to your table. Easter has so many great ways to decorate!
Ways to Use a Gnome for Decorating
Easter Egg Gnomes can be used in a lot of ways around the house for decorating. Most often you see them in gardens. These are a bit more unique and are tons of fun to make and share around your home.
- Place them on the fireplace mantle or on bookshelves. Make a few of them and places them on shelves around the room. Place them in plain sight or have them peeking from around picture frames or other decorations. You can add these alongside this fun yarn Easter bunny bunting.
- Add to your potted plants. Since they are known for being around plants and gardens so why not have these little guys peeking out at your guests when they walk in. You may find other fun ideas to go in your potted plants on this list of Easter decorations you can make yourself.
- Use these Easter Egg Gnomes on the front porch or as decorations up steps. If you are placing them outside, you might want to put a few small rocks in the egg to keep it from being blown away. Of course, you can always put them around your garden if you prefer.
Can I Make This Larger?
You can absolutely make these gnomes bigger. Lifesize gnomes are very popular right now using mop heads as the beards. You can use much of the same concepts when the bigger ones as you do smaller. Whether you use yarn, rope, or a mop head, the process is similar. A beard, big nose, and pointy hat are the trademarks of a gnome.
Have leftover yarn? Turn it into this adorable Easter bunny made from DIY pom poms. You might even want to go a different route and make an Easter bunny out of a small towel. Truly, Easter is a favorite holiday with all of the adorable craft ideas!
- White yarn
- Green felt
- Plastic egg or egg-shaped foam
- White paper
- Pink paper
- Yellow pom pom
- Craft glue
How to Make an Easter Egg Gnome
For this gnome, you will start by wrapping the yarn around the palm of your hand multiple times.
Slip the yarn off your hand gently, and cut the end.
Use a small piece of yarn, and then pull the yarn through the middle of the ball of yarn and tie it.
Clip the end of the yarn so that the yarn is dangling loosely.
Attach the yarn beard to the egg.
Now, you will cut the felt into a curved shape to roll into a cone hat.
Attach the felt together with glue to create the hat, leaving a fold of felt to create a brim on the hat.
Glue the hat in place on the top of the egg, above the beard.
Put the yellow pom pom just below the brim of the hat as the nose.
Now, you will cut out two small pieces of white paper in ear shape. Cut out 2 pink pieces slightly smaller, and then glue them to the top of the white pieces.
Attach the ears to the sides of the hat tucking them under the brim as shown and attach a small ladybug or another embellishment if desired.
Now you can display your Easter gnome.
Add a cute little satin ribbon bow onto the hat of the gnome to make it a girl gnome. Then, you can add one to your kid's Easter baskets that suit them. You can even give your gnomes more personality by using fabric or appliques on the hats to add characters your kid's love. I love these personalized Disney name patches for this craft. You could also grab the Paw Patrol patches, Harry Potter patches, or even classic Sesame Street patches. So many ideas!
- Start by creating a ball of yarn by wrapping it around the palm of your hand multiple times;
- Slide the yarn off your hand gently, then cut the yarn and using a small piece of yarn, you will pull the yarn through the middle of the loops and tie;
- Now, you will cut through the yarn to create loose ends on both sides;
- Attach the yarn beard to the egg so that it is on half the egg and dangles down loosely;
- Now, cut a piece of felt into an arc shape to then roll into a cone-shaped hat;
- Fold one end of the cone upwards to create a "brim", then glue the edges together to make it into a hat;
- Glue the hat in place on the top of the egg so that it covers up to the beard;
- Glue a small yellow pom pom right below the brim of the gnome hat to create a nose;
- Cut out two small ear shaped pieces of white paper, and then 2 slightly smaller pieces of pink paper and glue them to the top of the white ears;
- Attach the ears to the sides of the hat, tucking them into or right above the brim of the hat;
- Add any embellishments you wish, and then display your gnome.
Feel free to use any color felt for the gnome hat to match your decor.