Dollar Tree Sock Gnomes

9 Materials
30 Minutes

Gnomes have been so popular lately and I have done a couple of tutorials on different ways to make them. This one is super simple and inexpensive. Let's get started!

What you’ll need:

Socks - 2 for every gnome. You want white for the bottom part and a fun printed one for the hat.


Fiber fill



Wood beads

Glue sticks


Ribbon or anything to embellish the hat with

First, take your plain white sock and put it over a cup so you can easily fill it with the rice. Fill it up with about 1.5 cups of rice.

Then pull it out of the glass and fill the rest of the sock with the fiber fill.

Now it has rice on the bottom and fiber fill on top of that. Then tie the top with string so it won't spill out. You can use whatever string you like because you won't see it when you're done.

Now you need to cut the fur for the beard. Before you cut, seperate the fur in a line so it's easier to cut neatly.

Then, using your hot glue gun you can glue the beard onto your gnome about half way up.

Now take the second sock and trim it if it's a long sock. You want to cut off the toe so you just have a tube.

You can make 2 hats out of these.

Pull it over the top of the white sock and you have a hat! Tie it at the top to close it.

Add your wooden bead to the middle of the beard to make a nose.

There you have it! You can add ribbon to the hat too if you like. They are so quick and easy to make and a perfect addition to your Halloween decor.

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  • Madonna Madonna on Oct 17, 2020

    You don't say but am I to assume the hat is also filled with fiber fill?

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  • Patty Patty on Oct 15, 2022

    So cute. Love the eyes on the socks.

  • Ros62349462 Ros62349462 on Nov 15, 2022

    Definitely making these! Love gnomes as all the youngsters are fascinated with them so they make a cute Halloween treat for the little ones in the family.