Paper Gnomes For Christmas
Paper gnomes are adorable Christmas decorations that bring instant joy to people of all ages. These easy-to-make holiday helpers are fun, inexpensive, and will add a whimsical touch when placed around your home!
Hot Glue Gun
- Cardstock in two desired colors for the gnome body and hat- 1 sheet each ( you can make a number of them with this)
- White cardstock for the beard
- White beads for the nose
- Gluestick (or you may use any glue you like)
- Hot glue gun
- Glitter pen
- Marking Pen
Instructions for the Gnome Hat
Use a circular lid of approximately 14cm in diameter to cut a circle from the card stock for the hat.
Fold it in half to get a semicircle. Fold it again in quarters.
Cut a quarter of the circle along the crease formed.
Mark 0.5cm from one of the straight edges by a straight line and cut off the corners.
Fold along the marked line and apply glue along the fold.
Fold the other straight edge over and glue it to form a cone. This is your gnome hat.
Instructions for the Gnome Body
Cut a rectangular piece 8cm long and 2.5cm wide. Mark a line 0.5cm from one of the short edges to apply the glue.
Apply the glue on the marked edge. Fold the other short edge over and glue it to form the gnome body.
Instructions for the gnome Beard
Cut a rectangular piece, 21cm long and 3cm wide from the white cardstock. Here again mark a line 0.5cm from one of the long edges.
Cut 0.5cm wide fringes along the entire piece, leaving the marked upper edge intact.
Use your pen to curl the fringes inwards
Take the gnome body and apply glue along the upper edge of the beard. Starting with one end of the beard, wrap it around the gnome body a few times till you reach the other end of the beard.
Your gnome body with the beard will look like this. Apply glue along the upper edge to attach the hat.
Place the hat firmly above it to secure.
Glue the bead just under the hat using your glue gun and your paper gnome is ready!