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  • November 1, 2022

Looking for a little seasonal whimsy? Maybe a bit of holiday distraction? Grab the supplies below and you’ll be rollin’ with the gnomies in no time—or is it gnome time?


  • Yarn – two colors. One for the beard, one for the hat 
  • Small wooden beads
  • Cotton balls or fluff
  • Toilet paper or paper towel roll
  • Scissors
  • Small book
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1

Grab the yarn you want to use for the hat and wrap it around the width of your book, not the tall part (that’ll be for the beard). Keep wrapping quite a bit, you want it to be thick and fluffy.

Once you are done wrapping, cut all of the yarn on one end. The opening side of the book is easiest because of the gap.

Step 2

Next you’re going to cut a finger width piece from the toilet paper roll. 

Fold one of the cut strands of string in half and make a loop with your fingers. Pull the loop through the toilet paper ring so that it’s hooked onto the ring. Repeat this process until the entire ring is covered by the string.

Once you’ve got it fully covered, push the string with your fingers into the ring so that the string comes out the other end.

Step 3

Now, use another piece of string and tie the strands together leaving a small amount above. Double knot, and cut off any extra string that’s too long.

Stuff the inside pocket with cotton balls or fluff. Now, you’ve made a hat!

Step 4

It’s time for the beard! Grab your beard yarn and wrap it around the length of your book, (the tall part). Keep wrapping quite a bit, you want it to be thick and fluffy.

Remove it carefully from the book. Tie a string closer to the top leaving about 2/3rds at the bottom.

Cut the bottom of the strings so you have your beard!

Step 5

Stuff the top part of your tied beard into the hat. Get it nice and fluffed in there. 

Grab a wooden bead and hot glue it just below the hat and onto the beard.

Vwa-lah! You’re done!

And just like that you have your very own gnome village full of holiday magic! Style them around your house or use them as a gift accessory—they make great wine bottle toppers! Take a picture of your gnome creations and tag me (@mybobs) on Instagram and Twitter!


I consider myself the luckiest spokespuppet ever because I get to talk about the thing I love the most everyday – furniture! Tufted headboards, rustic finishes, the difference between a sofa and a couch (yes, there is a difference)… I could go on and on. Oh, I just love furniture and I’m SO excited that I have this blog to share my passion with you! It may take me a little longer to create posts – have you ever tried typing with clay hands – but I look forward to talking furniture with you!