How To Make These Adorable Santa Gnome Ornaments

These super cute ornaments are perfect for a class project or at-home fun

By Sarah Hauge, publisher of Macaroni KID Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Colo. December 14, 2021

Have you hopped aboard the gnome trend yet? Well, now's your chance! These simple — and super adorable — gnome ornaments are festive, fun, and really easy to make.

DIY Santa Gnome Ornaments


  • Pinecones
  • Small wood circles
  • Mini Santa hats
  • Thread
  • Embellishments
  • Hot glue


1. Peel back a few of the top pinecone layers to make room for the hat.
2. Use hot glue to attach the wooden ball, mini Santa hat, and embellishments.
3. Sew a thread through the back of the hat, form into a loop, and tie a knot.
4. Display your holiday gnomes on your Christmas tree.