Gnomes are the cutest decoration pieces that can be used for every occasion. I have seen Christmas gnomes, Thanksgiving gnomes, and even Valentine’s gnomes! Out of all these, my favorite is a Halloween gnome.
This is such a fun and easy DIY project. All you need are a few tools and one afternoon to create an army of Halloween gnomes.
If you are interested, keep on reading to find out everything you need to know about these spooky Halloween gnomes!
Summary of Halloween and what it is
Halloween has a really interesting history. This was celebrated in different regions for various reasons. People from Ireland, Wales, and Scotland celebrated the end of the summer and the beginning of autumn. At the same time, many parts of the world celebrated the harvest season. On the other hand, Mexico celebrated Halloween as the Day of the Dead.
Even though the celebrations differed, it was common to have big feasts where everyone wore costumes. It was also quite common for people to think about their dead relatives. This was their way of celebrating life before them.
When the Christians first arrived in Ireland and Scotland, they brought their own traditions with them. These traditions got interlinked with the celebration of the harvest. This also happened in the Latin American region.
Halloween is a coming together of many religions and traditional celebrations. This is the day of the dead as well as a celebration of summer which enabled the harvest season.
In the modern world, Halloween is celebrated by decorating homes, wearing costumes, and distributing candies. The decoration often has a spooky theme to it. In addition to this, black and orange are the common colors.
How to make Halloween gnomes
Halloween is quite popular for its unique decorations and costumes. Halloween encourages children and adults to take an active part in these decorations. This is the perfect time to start your DIY projects and make sure that you have the spookiest house in the neighborhood.
Halloween gnomes are perfect for this occasion. Making Halloween gnomes is easier than you think. All you need to do is follow the simple instructions listed below.
You need the following materials:
- A floral cone
- A pack of fur
- Clothing material of your choice
- Felt or paper for the hat
- Small cotton ball or pom poms
You will need the following tools:
- Glue gun
- A tall glass
Step 1: Take the cloth and cut it into a triangle such that it fits the body of the cone. Keep in mind that the cone will form the body of the gnome.
Step 2: Once you have cut the piece, stick it around the floral cone. Make sure you cover the entire body of the cone. After sticking the felt, keep it aside to dry.
Step 3: Now, let’s start with the hat. You can use either felt or paper, depending on your preference. Roll the paper into the shape of a cone. This will be your gnome’s hat. Design the hat based on what you want the final product to look like.
Step 4: Take the piece of cloth and cover the body of the floral cone with it. You can choose any color based on your preference. If you want, you can even use two different fabrics! This will be an unreal look to your gnome.
Step 5: Take the fur packet and cut a small piece for the beard of the gnome. Make sure you measure the required size before cutting into it.
Step 6: Stick the fur to the floral cone. At this stage, you should have two pieces: a floral cone covered in cloth and a hat.
Step 7: You are done creating all the pieces! Now, it is time to start assembling. Place the hat at the top of the floral cone. This will give you a basic shape of the gnome. After this, take the cotton ball or pom poms and stick it at the bottom of the hat.
And that’s it! This is how simple it is to make a Halloween gnome. You can now decorate it any way you want.
As this is for Halloween, you can add small pumpkins or orange buttons to your gnome. You can also add a witch’s broom.
Halloween gnomes that can be purchased on Amazon.com (with three examples)
Don’t worry if you are too busy to make Halloween gnomes yourself. You can always buy these from Amazon. While selecting these gnomes, I checked the price as well as customer reviews to make sure you only get the best!
Here are three of my favorite Halloween gnomes on Amazon:
Witch Halloween Gnome
This set of witch Halloween gnomes is really the perfect decoration! The decoration consists of a black witch hat with a plastic spider attached to it. They wear black cloaks with shining red velvet inside, just like Dracula’s.
The gnomes come up with little accessories such as books or lanterns! You can even customize these by typing their hair.
You can buy the gnome here.
Mr. and Mrs Halloween Gnomes
Nothing screams Halloween more than this Halloween gnome couple.
They come in a set of two. They are decorated in black and orange – the classic Halloween colors! Both the gnomes have different hats with really interesting designs. Even the design of the body of the gnomes is different!
The Halloween gnomes also carry small accessories. One of the gnomes holds a carved pumpkin while the other holds a broom.
You can buy the gnomes here.
Scandinavian Halloween Gnomes
The pair of Halloween gnomes really ups the ante. They have well-formed and beautifully designed arms and legs. This is rarely seen in other gnomes available in the market.
The Halloween gnomes follow a “Mr. and Mrs.” theme. The male gnome has a grey beard, and the female gnome has two pigtails.
The gnomes wear customized hats with spooky designs. Missing out on these is not an option!
You can buy the gnomes here.