Want to learn how to make EASY DIY Toilet Paper Roll Gnomes? Looking for a CUTE gnome ornaments DIY? Toilet paper roll gnomes have recently taken the world of crafting by storm, and for good reason! These cute and quirky little guys and girls are made from repurposed toilet paper rolls, minimal supplies and can be made super quick!
With so many gnome ornaments DIY ideas going viral on Pinterest, Tik Tok and Instagram, now is the perfect time to try this creative trend and craft your very own cute toilet paper gnomes! Let’s check out this EASY Christmas craft!
EASY DIY Toilet Paper Roll Gnomes
These unusual creations are the perfect blend of whimsy, humor, and resourcefulness. By transforming something as simple as toilet paper rolls into cute, little gnomes, crafters are breathing new life into an often-overlooked household item (normally tossed in the recycle bin). Whether you’re an experienced DIY enthusiast or a newcomer just dipping your toes in the world of handmade crafts, toilet paper roll gnomes are a fun and accessible project for all skill levels.
The origin of toilet paper roll crafts can be traced back to resourceful Moms looking for creative ways to make the most out of everyday household items and looking for inexpensive ways to keep kids & teens entertained. And the toilet paper craft was born!
If you’re looking for toilet paper crafts for Christmas this is a fantastic idea but you could also make a gnome for ANY holiday- Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter or Halloween. All you have to do is change up the color of the yarn and add coordinating accessories.
This is an EASY toilet paper roll craft for ALL ages- adults, teens and kids. I’m an adult and I REALLY enjoyed making these cute toilet paper gnomes. We used pre-made pom poms but you could make your own pom poms using a pom pom maker and white or creamy white yarn. You can see our example below with homemade pom poms!
These make great DIY gifts for classmates, coworkers, friends, teachers or something to make and sell at craft fairs and fundraisers. It seems like everyone LOVES gnomes!
EASY Toilet Paper Gnome Supplies
NOTE! This is to make one single toilet paper gnome! If you’re making lots of gnomes you will need to increase the the amount of supplies to match the number you want to create. You can create quite a few gnomes from one toilet paper or paper towel roll.
Fiber Fill or Cotton Stuffing
One Small Wooden Bead
Yarn in Favorite Colors
Toilet Paper Roll or Paper Towel Roll
Hot Glue Gun or Quick Setting Glue
Piece of Cardboard or Small Book
How to Make DIY Gnome Ornaments Step By Step
STEP ONE – Start Making the Hat
Cut the toilet paper roll or paper towel roll into ½ inch rings using scissors. This may flatten the ring a little but that’s okay.
Wrap yarn around a piece of cardboard or a small book 40 ish times (amount need can vary based on the thickness of the yarn you choose). Use scissors to snip one side, leaving you with 50 pieces of yarn that are equal in length.
Use a slip knot to attach each piece of yarn to the toilet paper roll ring. Continue around the ring until the ring is completely covered and you can’t see the toilet paper roll ring.
STEP TWO – Tie Off the Hat
Push the ends of the yarn up through the inside of the ring. Get all of the pieces of yarn nice and straight. Make sure there aren’t any jumbled up yarn as this can make the hat look strange when you tie it up.
Use a long-ish piece of yarn to tie off the top of the hat with a double knot and give it a little pom on top. Add a knot on the end of that yarn so the gnome can be hung like an ornament. Trim any long or unruly yarn ends so that everything looks uniform & tidy.
STEP THREE – Stuff the Gnome Hat
Push the cotton stuffing inside the hat so that it will stand up and hold it’s shape. Don’t go too crazy with the stuffing or the hat will look bulgy.
STEP FOUR – Glue it all up!
Using a hot glue gun or quick setting glue, glue the white pom pom to the hat you just made. Add the wooden bead nose with a dab of hot glue.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this EASY toilet paper roll Christmas craft step by step. If you love Christmas crafts & DIYs be sure to check out some of our other EASY Christmas craft ideas!
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