Adorable Santa Gnome Craft

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This super cute Santa Gnome is the perfect Christmas Gnome Craft for the holiday season!

We’ve been having so much fun crafting gnomes out of mop heads from The Dollar Store- you know we had to make a Santa Gnome too!

**If you don’t have a mop head handy, you can use yarn for Santa’s beard.

We got all our supplies for this Santa Gnome from The Dollar Store, but you may have many of the supplies already at your house! Grab a handful of jumbo craft sticks, some festive pomps and a mop head (or white yarn) and follow the directions below to make this quick and easy Santa Gnome for Christmas.

Hang this Santa Gnome ornament on your Christmas tree, or use it for a super cute gift tag on wrapped Christmas presents.

How to make a Santa Gnome Ornament


  • Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Cotton Mop Head
  • Wooden Ball or Bead
  • White Tinsel Pom Poms
  • Red Craft Paint – Red
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or your favorite craft glue)
  • Twine, String, or Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush


Cut approximately 30 individual strings from the cotton mop head with scissors.

To create the Santa hat, make a triangle with three jumbo craft sticks on your work surface, and secure at the corners with a glue gun and glue sticks.

**You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry between steps.

Dry fit additional jumbo craft sticks along the length of the triangle and mark with a pencil. 


Trim the ends of the jumbo craft sticks with scissors. 

Attach the trimmed jumbo craft sticks to the back of the Santa hat with a glue gun and glue sticks. 

Paint the entire Santa hat with red craft paint. Let the paint dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary. 

Attach large white tinsel pom poms to the bottom edge of the Santa hat with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Flip the Santa hat over and attach 15 cotton mop head strings along the base of the bottom wooden craft stick with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Glue 15 additional cotton mop head strings on a second layer.

Trim the ends of the mop beard with scissors.

Glue the wooden ball to the top center of Santa’s beard, just under the hat brim.

Attach a jumbo white tinsel pom pom to the top of Santa’s hat with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Measure and cut a 12” length of twine, string or ribbon. Flip Santa over and attach the ends of the twine to the right and left side of the hat with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Create this festive Santa Mop Gnome to decorate your home this Christmas.

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