DIY These Adorable Santa Gnome Christmas Ornaments with your Family

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

By Sarah Hauge, publisher of Macaroni KID Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Colo. December 3, 2022

Are you looking for cute DIY Christmas decorations for your home, to give as a gift or add to your family's tree? 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.