DIY Evergreen Christmas Gnomes

3 Materials
3 Hours

Gnomes are all the rage this Christmas. They seem to be everywhere and growing more popular by the day!

If you don’t know this already, my mother and I have a cute store just outside of the city of London and this year we thought it would be great to make porch gnomes to sell. They have been a huge hit! People LOVE them.

I thought it would be nice to show how they are made for all my blog followers, too!

Here is a quick video that will walk you through the steps and then directly below the video are some written instructions. 


  • Tomato cage
  • Evergreen
  • Red mitts
  • Red fabric
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Floral wire
  • Nude pantyhose
  • Cotton stuffing
  • Elastic

  1. Place tomato cage on work surface with ring on the bottom. Using floral wire secure all prongs of the tomato cage together (like a teepee). 
  2. Using cut piece of evergreen, begin attaching them to the tomato cage with floral wire. Star from the top and work your way down.
  3. Fill in any gaps of evergreen before moving onto next step. 
  4. Make your hat by cutting a 20×20 piece of red fabric. I used heavy cotton fabric. 
  5. Fold your fabric by bringing a corner to the opposite corner, thus creating a triangle. 
  6. Along the edge of the triangle where the fabric pieces aren’t attached cut a slight curve. 
  7. Sew together the straight lines of the triangle leaving the curved portion open. 
  8. Place hat over tomato cage covered with evergreen. 
  9. Taking a pair of pantyhose, cut off one leg and discard or save remaining pantyhose for another project. 
  10. Using the cut off leg of the pantyhose, stuff it with cotton stuffing. Approx a handful. 
  11. Push the stuffing to the middle of the leg and then bring the two pieces of pantyhose on either side together and then start twisting. Secure with an elastic. 
  12. Using floral wire, secure nose to evergreen on the tomato cage so that it sits just under the hat. 
  13. Stuff two red mittens with cotton stuffing. I used children’s mittens as they are nice and small. 
  14. Push the floral wire through the mitten and secure to evergreen on the tomato cage. I go just under the nose on each side with each mitten. 
  15. Put your gnome on display and enjoy your Christmas season! 

I find the best way to learn how to do this DIY is by watching the video. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below!

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  • Liss Liss on Nov 22, 2019

    Is there a video for the evergreen nomes.

  • Pam pedersen Pam pedersen on Oct 29, 2020

    how many pieces of evergreen does it take and can i use artificial pieces /

  • Jod21904357 Jod21904357 on Feb 01, 2021

    Where did you get your evergreen? Can you buy artificial evergreen? They are really cool. Thanks

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  • Coco Coco on Nov 25, 2021

    Gnomes have never been my thing, but this, yup, I'll do this! I've got the cages, we have a tree business, I've got my girls Santa hats, and best of all, I have the 2010 Canadian Winter Olympics bright red mittens that I stitched their names on. Our two little grand boys will love this. Absolutely, thanks for this so cute idea. Can't wait to do this. You are a crafty girl 😉

  • Nancy Ludwig Nancy Ludwig on Jun 28, 2023

    So cute, have faux trees 🌳 in front of my garage, going to Tuen them into these style gnomes! Thank You.