If you’ve been following along on the blog you’ll know that I make gnomes for every season. These Harry Potter Christmas Gnomes are the holiday gnomes I’m using to match all my decor. On the blog I also have Thanksgiving Nordic Gnomes and Halloween Nordic Gnomes.
For the Harry Potter Christmas Gnomes the socks used are Hogwarts socks. I found these a year ago at Kohl’s. However, you can find Harry Potter socks just about anywhere even in Amazon. Just remember a longer sock makes best for the longer gnome hat.
First cut the sock right at the heal. The top of the sock will be the hat and the bottom of the sock will be the body. The bottom is what you will fill with rice.
Materials Need For Harry Potter Christmas Gnomes:
- two socks – one for each gnome
- rice – for filling the body
- sewing thread
- sewing machine
- faux fur
- hot glue
- wood ball for nose
Fill the foot end of the sock with rice. Get the sock full but not full to the brim. Then stitch across the top of the sock to seal the rice in. Hot glue the extra material to the back of the sock.
Once the two bodies are filled and hot glued then your ready for the next step. Take the top part of the sock. Flip it inside out and stitch in a V shape. Cut off excess. This will make the point of the hat.
I prefer to stitch then cut. This allows for the point to look better. I just find it’s an easier process. After sewing and cutting flip the sock right side in.
Take the body and set it onto the faux fur color you would like to use. We use faux fur from the fabric store and get it with coupons. However, you can pick up crafting fur and it will look the same. The idea is the longer the faux fur the better looking the beard.
Cut the faux fur to an angle of the beard you’d like but be sure that the fur wraps completely around your gnome body. This will need to be hot glued in place and can be slightly trimmed after.
Make sure that the bead is longer than the body for the best effect. The long beard allows trimming and for it to hang over ledges that you may sit the Christmas gnome on.
Hot glue the beard together in the back. Take the hat sock and pull it over the beard and body. This will create the hat and cover the meeting place of the beard in the back. Hot glue the hat in place both front and back along with the sides.
After the hat is hot glued into place take your wood nose and glue it to the front of the gnome. I leave the nose natural colored however, you can paint the nose any color you would like.
Repeat this same process for both socks to have two Harry Potter Christmas Gnomes. Once the gnomes are all together I check the beard and trim it more if needed. You can add glasses or butterbeer to make them even more fun!
Although, my Harry Potter gnomes I like to keep simple. Cute to display at Christmas or year round! This is my Dumbledore and Hagrid. Happy Holidays!