How do you make the cutest Valentine’s Day wreath? Put a gnome on it! Adorable felt project with awesome instructions and free printable.

Gnomes need love too. Why not make one to decorate for the day dedicated to love. This Valentine’s Day gnome wreath is cheerful and low cost.

Valentines Day Gnome Wreath Felt Craft

While not the fastest project, just follow the steps and photos below to make your own felt gnome and a wreath to put it on. The free printable is included, and this little guy is worth the labor of love.

Supplies to Make a Valentine’s Day Gnome Wreath with Felt

Supplies to Make a Valentine Gnome Wreath

Inexpensive craft felt works great for this project. You will need two 12″ x 12″ sheets to wrap the wreath form, as well as, several small pieces to cut out shapes that make up the gnome. Shades of pink, red and purple are perfect for the Valentine’s Day theme.

The wreath form is 10″ and made of foam, but metal or straw will work too. You can order several at a time on Amazon, or pick one up at your local dollar store. Fiber fill to stuff the gnome can be substituted for cut up pieces of felt if you don’t have any on hand.

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Gnome Wreath

Begin by downloading the free printable template.

Then print the template on your home printer, and cut out the templates with scissors. (Do not use your fabric scissors for cutting paper!)

Paper Templates

Cut felt for the background into 1″ strips. A rotary cutter and cutting mat make this step faster than using scissors. A 10″ wreath form required two 12″ x 12″ sheets of felt cut into 1″ strips for full coverage.

Strips of Pink Felt

Next, think about which colors you would like your gnome shapes to be. Trace the template shapes onto colored felt accordingly with a fabric pen.

Felt and Paper Shape Template

Now cut out the shapes with scissors. It is fine to use fabric scissors for felt, or any pair of craft scissors will do. Kids can even practice cutting with their safety scissors for this project.

Cut out Felt Pieces for Gnome Wreath Craft

Let’s start to build the gnome. For the front, you will need a large triangle, small circle, small triangle, and large circle.

Front Felt Pieces for Gnome

Assemble the felt pieces on top of one another as shown below.

Assembled Front Felt Pieces for Gnome

Now it is time to start hand stitching, so thread a needle. Hold all the felt pieces in place with your thumb and index finger while stitching around the small circle (the nose).

Felt Nose Stitched onto Gnome

Next add the small heart to the center of the gnome’s hat, and stitch it down.

Stitching Front Felt Pieces of Gnome

The front of your gnome is now complete.

Front of Gnome Felt Pieces Stitched Together

For the back, you will need the other large triangle and large circle.

Hat and Body Felt Gnome Craft

Assemble the triangle on top of the circle, about 1/3 of the way down.

Back of Gnome Felt Pieces

Then add a few stitches to hold the pieces together.

Stitches holding felt gnome pieces together

Now the front and back of your gnome are ready to assemble.

Stitching a Gnome with Felt

Stack the front onto the back, and begin stitching with a whip stitch around the perimeter of the entire gnome. Leave a 2″ opening.

Stitching a Gnome with Felt

Next, stuff the gnome with a filling of your choice. Fiber fill, felt pieces or even scrap fabric pieces will work. You only need a small amount.

Step 16 Stitched Felt Gnome with Stuffing

When the gnome is as plump as you’d like, continue stitching around the perimeter until close.

Step 17 Stitched Felt Gnome

Now it is time to adhere the felt to the wreath form.

Step 18 Wreath Form with Pink Felt Strip

Begin by taking a strip and adhering it to the wreath form with a hot glue gun.

Step 19 Foam Wreath wrapped with pink felt strips

Then wrap the felt strip around the form, overlapping slightly. Secure the other end with hot glue.

Step 20 Overlapping Felt Strips on Wreath

Take another strip of felt and continue wrapping it where the other left off. Alternate colors if you are using more than one.

Step 21 Felt Wrapped around Wreath Form

Secure each felt strip with hot glue at the beginning and end.

Step 22 Felt Wrapped around Wreath Form

Continue wrapping and gluing the felt strips until your entire wreath form is covered.

Foam Wreath Form wrapped in Pink Felt Strips

Then use hot glue to adhere your gnome and heart cut-outs to the wreath.

Completed Felt Valentine's Day Wreath with Gnome

You made a Valentine’s Day gnome wreath!

Valentine's Day Gnome Wreath Felt Craft

Hang it with pride on your door using a wreath hanger. Command hooks work great too. Add a length of ribbon in a coordinating color to making hanging easier and add an extra pop of holiday color.

Valentine's Day Gnome Wreath Felt Craft

Don’t forget to pin this project for later, and check out some more fun projects to make with felt listed below.

Valentines Day Gnome Wreath Felt Craft
Yield: 1 Wreath

Valentine's Day Gnome Wreath

Valentine's Day Gnome Wreath

Use craft felt to make an adorable gnome wreath for Valentine's Day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Instructions

  1. Download and print template onto paper.
  2. Cut out paper templates.
  3. Cut two sheets of felt into 1" strips.
  4. Trace paper shapes onto felt with fabric pen.
  5. Cut out felt shapes.
  6. Assemble front of gnome by layering: large triangle, small circle, small triangle, large circle.
  7. Hold pieces in place while stitching around the small circle (nose).
  8. Stitch small heart onto center of large triangle.
  9. Assemble back of gnome by layering: large triangle and large circle.
  10. Stitch in place.
  11. Place front of gnome on top of back.
  12. Whip stitch around the perimeter leaving a 2" opening.
  13. Stuff the gnome with fiber fill.
  14. Stitch closed.
  15. Wrap felt strips around wreath form, slightly overlapping.
  16. Glue both ends with hot glue gun.
  17. Continue to add strips until wreath form is covered.
  18. Hot glue gnome and heart shapes onto wreath.

Notes

The size and colors of this wreath can be easily altered. Make it your own!

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