A perfect holiday craft for kids!
This Santa Gnome is a 1 hour craft!
This cute little Santa Gnome will be different every time you make him. You can make a whole village of these little santas. Make them for your home or give them as gifts …
I’m thinking teacher gifts!
To make the Santa Gnome, you’ll need:
Rice or Poly Pellets
Beige jersey cotton
Jersey cotton (for body)
Thread and needle
Let’s assemble him!
I think he needs a name … Let’s name him ‘Walter’
To make the body, cut cotton fabric 7″ x 12″.
Fold in half lengthwise and sew each side using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
At the bottom, fold the corner flat and out, measure 1.5″, and sew a seam perpendicular to the side seam. Repeat on the other side.
This will make a flat bottom for ‘Walter’ to stand upright.
Fill with approximately 1 cup of rice or poly pellets then fill the rest of the pocket with cotton batting. Bunch together with your fingers and sew it shut.
To make his nose, use a piece of cotton fabric approximately 5″x5″ square and fill it with cotton batting. Keep it simple by just sewing a straight line down the back to enclose it. Trim the excess fabric to have it lay somewhat flat on his face.
I essentially held it up to his face and decided on a width and eyeballed the length.
To make his hat, cut your felt for his hat. This will have to be individual as the measurements will all be different.
Make sure to have the felt slightly overlapping Walter’s nose and touching the top of his beard.
Cut a notch out above the nose.
Fold the felt triangle in half and sew it together.