I’ll show you how to make your own easy DIY paper Gnome Christmas Ornaments using the free SVG and your Cricut!
Remember the last holiday season, when five of my fellow crafters and I all created free Gnome projects? You can see the Gnome pop-up card I designed here.
Well…. we did it again! Those mischievous gnomes are so popular that we all created more free gnome projects for you again. Scroll to the bottom to see all of the amazing projects!
This year, I designed fun gnome ornaments that can go on the tree, in your window, or be slipped into a greeting card to send to friends or family you can’t see in person.
How to make the 12 Christmas Gnome Ornaments
First, download the free Gnome Ornament SVG – it’s design #43 in the Free Files Folder.
Watch the detailed video above to see the entire creation process; from uploading the free ornament SVG file to Design Space to adding the finishing touch so it’s ready to hang on the Christmas tree.
Steps to make the Holiday Gnome Ornaments using a Cricut
First, cut out the twelve body pieces. These form the base of the entire gnome ornament.
Next, glue on the gnomes’ beards. The Cricut draws the grey details on these pieces. (Watch the video above to see the exact steps for changing the Cut lines into Draw lines in Cricut Design Space.)
Now glue the nose on, halfway on the beard, and halfway on the hat.
Glue the ornament frame on next, which should be cut out of a coordinating or contrasting color.
Finally, glue the background on if you like. I made some without any backs and they are also very nice (and it’s one less step!)
Add a hanger…
…and your gnome Christmas ornaments are ready to hang on the tree!
The happy gnomes wave from the tree!
But… perhaps they need a home?
I’ve designed an explosion box that your twelve gnomes fit in perfectly!
The gnome Christmas ornaments slide right into the pockets, and the sides close up so that it simply looks like a paper box.
When the box is opened….
an EXPLOSION of GNOMES tumbles out!
You can get the ornament explosion box SVG bundle here.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on how to make your own easy DIY paper Gnome Christmas Ornaments. Download the free SVG by filling in the form below.
Looking for more Gnome goodness? Check out all of these free gnome holiday projects!
Lucy, the Miniature House Matriarch, made a pop-up card with a Gnome Mushroom Home
Amy, the Cricut Earrings Queen, queued up Gnome Earrings
Maggie, Master of layered Mandalas, made a 3D Gnome Snow Globe
Jen, Procreate Expert and Empress of Engraving, drew Gnome Sticker Gift Tags
Jenny, Mistress of the Menagerie, made a Naughty Christmas Gnome Tag
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