Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

Even the gnomes are dressed up and in search of treats! Our monster mash gnomes are trick-or-treating as a witch and a vampire. Follow along to learn how to add a witch hat or cape to your gnome’s outfit. 

Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

Supplies:

Grab a kit or gather the following supplies:

  • Black felt
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Fabric, ribbon or buttons

Witch Hat...

*Your gnome should be almost finished before putting on the hat. Check out our gnome video for full instructions on how to make your gnome, then come back here*

Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

Wrap the cone shaped felt around your gnome. Make sure the edges meet at the back

Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

Glue around the bottom curved edge. Wrap it around your gnome just above the nose.

Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

Place a line of glue along the long straight edge and overlap the other side to secure the hat shape.

Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

Place the circle shape around the gnome to check the fit. If the hat needs to sit lower, trim the inside circle.

Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

Overlap the two back edges of the circle and glue in place to make the brim. Press until glue is set.

Halloween Gnomes Tutorial

*For extra hold, place a dot of glue just under the brim. Pull down the brim a bit so the glue holds it in place*

Presto!

You are done! Decorate the hat with a band near the brim or add buttons or a cool ribbon!

Vampire Cape...

*Your gnome should be finished before adding the cape. Check out our gnome video for full instructions on how to make your gnome, then come back here*

Start by wrapping the cone shaped felt around your gnome so that the curved bottom is at the same level of the base of your gnome.

Find where you would like the collar of the cape to sit and trim off the tip of the felt to match.

*If you want to line your cape, trace your new cape shape onto fabric. Cut it out and glue it to one side of the cape*

Glue the neck edge of the cape to your gnome. Make sure to hold it in place as the glue cools.

Wrap the circle shape around the neck of your gnome. Trim it to the desired shape.

*If you are lining your cape, trace your new collar shape onto fabric. Cut it out and glue it to one side of the collar*

Glue the neck edge to the gnome. *This can be tricky. Try gluing one half on, then finish gluing the rest of the edge.*

Voila!

You are done! Decorate the cape with ribbon ties, buttons or pipe cleaners.

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