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DIY Valentine Gnome Couple (Toilet Paper Tube Craft)

Gnomes are so much fun to make, especially when you can use free supplies! Our Valentine Toilet Paper Tube Gnomes uses a cardboard tube, craft paper and a free pattern to make an adorable Valentines Day decoration.

Valentine Gnomes on light blue background

These toilet paper tube gnomes are just one of the many cardboard tube crafts we have tutorials for.

If you want more quick and easy Valentines Day crafts, we have a lot more ideas we’d love to share with you!

DIY Valentine Gnomes


  • Free Valentine Gnome Couple Patterns
  • Colored craft papers
  • Empty cardboard tube or toilet paper roll
  • Craft glue
  • Very small piece of cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Black and Red Sharpies or Markers
  • Scissors

You can use the same craft papers to also make these Valentine Gnome bookmarks, too!


Step 1

Download and print out the free Valentine gnome patterns. Cut out the patterns and trace on colored craft papers.

The toilet paper gnome templates include patterns for both the boy and the girl gnome, including:

  • Head
  • Hat
  • Beard
  • Mustache
  • Braids
  • Nose
  • Collar
  • Hearts

In this tutorial we will make the girl gnome.

Valentine Gnome Step 1

Step 2

Glue the hat cutout on top of the head cutout. Do not glue the edges down yet.

In the final version of this gnome couple, I have hearts drawn on the girl’s hat. If you would like to draw hearts on her hat, do that now.

Valentine Gnome Step 2

Step 3

Glue the braid cutouts on either side of the head, tucking the paper just underneath the edge of the hat.

Valentine Gnome Step 3

Step 4

Glue a small piece of cardboard on the back of the nose cutout to give the gnome a dimensional look.

Valentine Gnome Step 4

Glue the nose in the middle of the head.

Valentine Gnome Step 5

Step 5

Cut a 2 inch piece off of an empty toilet paper roll.

Valentine Gnome Step 6

Cover the roll with colored craft paper.

Valentine Gnome Step 7

Step 6

Glue the collar cutout along the top of the paper covered roll. Then glue the small heart cutouts below the collar.

Valentine Gnome Step 8

Step 7

Use a sharpie or marker to draw the eyes of the girl gnome. Then glue the head to the front top of the tube, above the collar part.

Step 8

For the boy gnome, you will assemble the pieces in a similar manner. Glue the hat on top of the head, leaving the edges un-glued so that you can tuck in the top edge of the beard underneath the hat pattern.

Glue a small piece of cardboard on the back of the nose pattern. Glue the mustache pattern to the top center of the beard, then glue the nose on top of the mustache.

Cut a 2-inch piece of cardboard tube and wrap it in craft paper. Glue a belt around the tube, and then glue a small heart in the middle of the belt.

Draw eyes on the boy gnome face, then glue to the top front of the toilet paper tube.

Save this craft to remember for later by Pinning It to Pinterest!

Valentines Day Coloring Pages

Get these cute gnome coloring pages that are so cute to color for Valentines Day!

10 unique designs give hours of stress-relieving fun and adorable decorations!

Only available in our Single Girls DIY library

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