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DIY Christmas Gnome Pillow Cover

Gnomes are so popular in Christmas decor right now that even Pottery Barn has jumped on the gnome train! This no-sew DIY gnome pillow cover is the perfect addition to your Christmas decor this year! Free patterns to make yourself a cute gnome pillow cover!

DIY Christmas Gnome Pillow Cover

*And I say to myself as I am editing pictures, “I sure hope Santa brings me a handheld steamer this year so I can get the wrinkles out of this cushion!”😂

I am ALL about the gnomes this year and Pottery Barn kinda sealed the gnome love for me when they put them on everything! I could not have been happier to see gnomes on stockings and tree skirts…they even have gnome bedding! 😍

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover

So, that was just to forwarn you about the fact that there are a few other Christmas gnome projects coming, like these adorable no-sew gnomes, gnome stocking holders, and this adorable gnome Christmas garland! Yay! Plus, this cold weather has me wanting to cuddle up inside with a good movie, hot cocoa, and a craft so these gnome crafts are the perfect way to have it all! Lol!

Gathering Supplies to Make a Gnome Pillow Cover

“Do you wanna make a Christmas gnome pillow cover? Or make a gnome with a body of beans?” That sang in my best “Do you wanna build a snowman?” voice! 😎

Anyway, the best part about this adorable pillow cover is that it can adorn your couch all winter too!

Materials to make gnomes:

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  • pillow cover – Amazon has a ton of options even cheaper than the one I bought at Hobby Lobby or you can throw one together on the sewing machine, but for the 6 dollars I paid for this one, I didn’t want to spend the time making one!
  • Red felt (body) – I bought a 1/4 yard (to have extra to make other gnomes! Lol!) but since you will only use a 9″x9″ square of it, you can purchase a felt sheet that is 9″x12″
  • White faux fur or white felt (beard) – again one sheet is enough, but they also sell it by the yard…to make more gnomes! Lol!
  • gray ticking stripe fabric (hat)
  • Fabric Fusion Glue (or you can grab the sampler bottle three-pack at Hobby Lobby as I did)
  • pom pom (hat)
  • wooden ball (nose) I couldn’t find them online at Hobby Lobby, but they are 1.99 for a bag of 6…I am pretty sure!
  • polyfill if you want to stuff the hat ever so slightly as I did.

Making the DIY Christmas Gnome Pillow Cover

If you would like a pattern, I have included mine here for download, it is super easy to cut the shapes yourself though, and my patterns are not anything fancy! Lol! They are hand-drawn from the actual pieces I cut, so they are not perfect! Luckily, you can use them for size reference and make them as perfect or as imperfect as you’d like!

Christmas Gnome Pillow Patterns

Gather all your crafting supplies! Maybe grab a cup of hot cocoa, and turn on your favorite Christmas movie! This craft can be done sitting on the living room floor! That is part of the reason I LOVE this as well!

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover

Okay, I cut all my designs and made sure of how everything was going to look before I glued a thing!

I first cut the body out of the red felt! I cut a square out of the felt, then folded it in half and rounded the bottom corners off, and tapered the top!

DIY Christmas Gnome Pillow Cover

Sorry, the pics are a little dark, I was working hard late at night! Lol!

Once I had the body how I liked it, I measured to make sure it was centered and laid it down exactly where I was going to glue it. I didn’t glue it just yet!

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover - Christmas Gnome Pillow

Don’t mind the crazy hand, I was on the phone with my sister while I was making this!😂

Next, I cut my faux fur into a U shape to make the beard! I found after a bunch of faux fur projects, it is best to cut the fur about an inch or two larger than you want the beard, then you can push the fur upwards away from where you are cutting to keep the fur scraggly. If you don’t do this the fur will be bluntly cut and look silly at the bottom!

DIY Gnome Pillow - Christmas Gnome Pillow

I know the pictures seem like they are upside down, my video camera was overhead and now it’s backward to y’all…I can’t get it right! 🙈

Next, make the hat! I placed the hat fabric down to make sure it was large enough to cover the beard and red felt, then drew out the basic shape I wanted!

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover - making the gnome hat
DIY Gnome Pillow

Then I cut out the shape that I had drawn onto the fabric!

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover - cutting the hat
DIY Gnome Pillow fitting the hat in place!

I had to check the nose to make sure…

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover

Now I was ready to glue it all in place!

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover

Of course, you can sew this on instead of gluing it, but I am NOT a seamstress, though I wish I was!😩 So glue for me, for now! Lol!

Glue the beard in place.

DIY Christmas Gnome Pillow cover

And, now make sure to wrap the hat around the sides of the red felt and fur to finish off the edge there. I let this sit for a while to let the glue dry a little.

DIY Gnome Pillow - Making the gnome
DIY No Sew Christmas gnome pillow

After it set for a little while, I added ever so small an amount of polyfill batting, I mean a tiny bit! Just so there wasn’t a major drop off from the fur to the rest of the hat.

Adding polyfill to the DIY gnome pillow cover
GLuing the gnomes hat on the gnome pillow cover

Then I rolled the edge under slightly and glued it down, all the way around!

Gluing the hat down on the gnome pillow cover

It gives it a finished look without having to sew. You could also glue the hat about a 1/4″ inside and leave a frayed look around the edge! I think that would look really cute as well! You can make it your own! Do whatever it is that YOU like!😊

I had to hold the gnome hat a little while until the glue started to take.

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover - making the hat

Look at those gnarly fingernails! 😂😂 I had just stained my DIY ice skates if you must know! 😏 Oy!

And then I sat back and admired my work! He is looking really good my little holiday Gnomeo!😍 I added the nose with some hot glue!

I used the unfinished wood bead for the nose, but you can use a pompom instead if you want it to be soft!

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover - adding the nose

I added the pompom to the top of his hat and bata bing, bata boom, DONE! Fill that pillow cover and make it a dang beautiful DIY gnome pillow if I’ve ever seen one!

DIY Gnome Pillow Cover

Oh, I love snuggling with my little Gnomeo! 😂 I really do laugh every time I look at this little guy’s face, and that makes me happy that my projects can bring happiness to someone…even if it’s me!😂

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Thank you for stopping by and if I don’t catch you again before Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful time this Holiday season!😚 Merry Christmas!

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DIY No Sew Gnome Pillow Cover
DIY Gnome Pillow Cover - No sew
Supplies to make a gnome pillow cover and then the finished pillow cover down below writing that say DIY no-sew gnome pillow cover
Gnome pillow cover sitting on chair
DIY Christmas Gnome Pillow Cover


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