This homemade mason jar gnome craft is so easy to glue together! It’s the perfect way to turn a glass jar into a whimsical decoration.
No sewing is needed for this DIY project. As long as you can cut some shapes out and glue them together, you will be able to make this cute gnome for yourself or to give as gifts.
If you like this easy gnome craft, be sure to see my other DIY ideas. My Grinch gnome is so simple to make!
You can use any size mason jar to make these gnomes. The process is the same regardless of whether you use a small jar or an extra large mason jar.
Other glass jars could be used, too. Just be sure that the jar is short and squatty. You wouldn’t want to use a narrow, tall jar as it wouldn’t work as well.
DIY Mason Jar Gnome
- Mason jar
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint brush or foam brush
- White faux fur
- Red and black flannel fabric
- Wood bead
- Hot glue gun
Paint the mason jar and allow the paint to dry completely. You can use acrylic craft paint for this project. I also have a tutorial on how to chalk paint mason jars if you’d like a thick, matte finish.
Place the jar on the back of the piece of fur and trace around the sides of the jar onto the fur.
Cut out the fur to fit on the front of the jar. Make sure to push the front of the fur to the side as you cut the back piece to avoid cutting the fur fringes too short.
Use the hot glue gun to attach the fur to the front of the jar.
To make the hat, place the top of the jar on the edge of the fabric. Measure one inch from each side of the jar, placing a mark on the back of the fabric with a pen.
Find the center of the fabric between the two marks. Use a ruler to draw a triangle shape on the fabric from each mark, meeting in the middle. Cut two triangles of this size from the fabric.
Use the hot glue gun to create a hem on the bottom of each of the fabric pieces by folding it over and attaching the end with glue.
Place the two triangles together with the patterned sides (right sides) facing each other. Glue the top two edges together with the hot glue gun and allow them to dry completely.
Flip the fabric right side out to create the hat. Use a pencil or skewer to push the tip of the hat out, if needed.
Wrap the hat around the top of the jar and secure it with glue, if needed.
Glue the wood bead directly under the hat to create the gnome’s nose.
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