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DIY Gnome Wine Bottle Topper

Cute gnomes are super popular in 2024! You’ll see them everywhere. But why buy them when you can make them?

My easy gnome wine bottle topper is the perfect way to give a bottle of wine as a gift, or to decorate your bar at home.

DIY Gnome Wine Bottle Toppers

I absolutely love these cute little felt gnomes. I didn’t realize it was so easy to make them! Just follow the instructions below.

The only pattern you need is for the hat. Super easy!

DIY Gnome Wine Bottle Topper Decoration

These wine bottle toppers are very similar to my cute DIY gnome ornament that is featured in the 2022 Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Crafts magazine! Be sure to check it out!

You might also like my super simple DIY Grinch Gnome, too! Or this easy mason jar gnome.

How to Use a Gnome Wine Bottle Cover

There are many reasons to make a gnome wine bottle cover. Here’s some great ideas:

  • Top an empty wine bottle to add gnome decor to a shelf or on a table.
  • Use as a Christmas tree topper on a small (and thin) tree.
  • Cover a bottle of cocktail mixer or sparkling water with the felt gnome.
  • Use to top a liquor bottle.
  • Add a few to bottles you already have on your bar to decorate throughout your home.
  • Of course, make a gift of wine even more special and whimsical when you add one of these covers on top. Be sure to add some pretty wine tasting note cards, too!

If you don’t have time for a DIY project, consider buying these adorable Christmas gnomes that come with arms and mittens!

How to Make a Gnome Wine Bottle Topper


DIY Gnome Wine Topper Craft Supplies


Print out the gnome hat pattern. Place the pattern on top of the felt sheet and cut along the solid line.

Cutting Felt for Gnome DIY Craft
Cut Out Felt Half Circle

Cut an 18” long strand of yarn.

Felt Half Circle with Ruler and Yarn

Continue cutting additional strands (you will need approximately 30 strands per wine bottle gnome).

Apply a dab of glue to the felt hat about 2” from the side along the curved edge. 

Hot Glueing Felt Half Circle Gnome Hat

Press the middle of one strand of yarn into the glue.

Yarn and Felt for Gnome Craft

Continue gluing the remaining yarn strands in a row (towards the straight edge of the hat) that measures 4” across.

Yarn Gnome Beard Craft
Ruler and Yarn for Craft Project
Yarn Strands for DIY

For any remaining strands, glue them over top of the strands that have already been glued down.

Fold over the loose ends of the yarn away from the felt hat. 

Folded Yarn Strand Gnome Beard

Next, fold the one corner of the felt hat inwards as shown. Then wrap the felt into a cone-shaped gnome hat.

Folding Felt Into Gnome Hat and Beard

Glue the overlapping edges of the felt cone-shaped hat to hold in place. 

Hot Glueing Felt Hat

Glue the decorative button to the top of the hat at the overlapping point.

Button on Felt Hat Craft

Center one wood ball in the middle of the yarn, just below the edge of the hat and glue in place. 

Gnome Nose on DIY Craft

Trim any really long and uneven yarn ends.

DIY Gnome Wine Topper Made of Felt and Yarn

Place your gnome wine bottle cover over a bottle of wine or liquor. Feel free to move the gnome beard around to reveal the bottle underneath. You could even braid it!

DIY Felt Gnome Wine Bottle cover

2024 New Years Coloring Pages

Get these cute gnome coloring pages that are the perfect activity on New Years Eve!

10 unique designs give hours of family-friendly fun while celebrating!

Only available in our Single Girls DIY library!

If you loved this DIY wine bottle gnome, be sure to check out my other Scandinavian inspired Christmas crafts, too, in these related posts:

Nicole L

Friday 15th of December 2023

These are stinkin' adorable! I'll have to save this for future reference!


Tuesday 19th of December 2023

Thanks, Nicole! They are a fun gnome craft!


Thursday 27th of July 2023

very cute for sure I will make the wine topper and the ornament.


Friday 28th of July 2023

Thanks, Diana! Enjoy!!!


Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Thank you for sharing and for your inspirations. Love the fact of the free pattern, the easy explained and illustrations of the direction are very easy to follow. I can see me making a lot of your projects with my family and enjoying many hours of fun together. Please keep creating and sharing!


Sunday 21st of August 2022

Thank you so much, Elizabeth! That means a lot!!!

Deirdre Henry

Friday 26th of November 2021

The gnomes are delightful. Great clear instructions to make them. Thank you for showing.


Friday 26th of November 2021

Thank you, Deirdre!!!!

Liz Lloyd

Thursday 28th of October 2021

Love this idea but where is the free pattern to down load please?


Sunday 7th of November 2021

Liz, the pattern is linked in the materials list. Just click on the link where it says free printable. Here is the direct link -