No-Sew Easter Bunny Gnome (with Video)

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Our No-Sew Gnome Craft is one of our most popular crafts on Sugar, Spice and Glitter – so I thought it would be fun to come up with an Easter twist! This No-Sew Easter Bunny Gnome is a super easy craft to make with the kids and adds a bit of whimsy to your Easter decor!

Easter Gnome Craft

Gnomes were traditionally signs of good luck, and it was rumored that they protected treasures deep in the Earth – similar to how many people think of Leprechauns (Irish Gnomes) protecting their pots of gold! In some cultures they were mischievous (mooning people and stealing things) while in others they were very serious and stoic.

They also used to be pretty grotesque-looking… but now when we think of gnomes, we think of cute little bearded elven creatures with chubby little features and a big pointed hat. And thank goodness for that!

I wanted to keep our gnome craft super simple but still make it visibly Easter-themed. We stuck with a pastel color palette (I made mine pink while Ella’s was lilac and sky blue) and added cute little bunny ears and some “whiskers” to the nose.

To make our Easter gnomes a bit sturdier (so we can use them year after year), we used some styrofoam cones as a base, but you can just use card stock like we did in our original no-sew gnome craft.

We also had some of this fluffy faux fur left over from some Christmas crafts that worked wonderfully for the beard, but you can make a beard just using yarn if you peek at our other craft. There’s lots of ways to make this craft using what you already have on hand!

Check out our quick video to see how easy it is to make your own Easter Bunny Gnome – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable directions:

Materials for an DIY Easter Bunny Gnome

How to Make an Easter Gnome

To make a paper template, draw a trapezoid shape for the gnome’s body, a cone shape for the hat, two oval shapes for the bunny ears and then two smaller ovals for the bunny’s inner ears.

Tip: trace the styrofoam cone to help you draw the body and hat shapes to ensure that they will be the right size for your gnome.

Cut out the paper template and trace onto corresponding felt colors (white for the bunny’s ears, pink for the bunny’s inner ears, and whichever colors you choose for the gnome’s hat and body).

Glue the trapezoid felt piece for the gnome’s body onto the bottom half of the cone. Trim down any excess at the seams.

Cut the faux fur to form a rough beard shape and glue overtop of the felt body.

Cut three small lengths of twine to form the bunny’s whiskers. These should be just slightly shorter than the width of the bunny gnome’s beard.

Tie or braid the centers of the twine together to secure, then glue onto a pompom or thread through a wooden bead.

Glue the nose securely to the top center of the beard.

Glue the felt hat piece in place, covering the top of the beard and coming as close to the nose as possible. Trim off any excess.

Glue the pink inner ears to the white bunny ears, then glue securely to the felt hat. We placed ours in the front, but they can be positioned on the sides of the hat – play around and see what you like best.

Allow the glue to dry completely before displaying or packaging up your Easter Bunny Gnome for gifting!

Pin this Easter Bunny Gnome for your next Easter crafting session:


Grab your free printable instructions for our Easter Bunny Gnome craft:

Yield: 1 Bunny Gnome

No-Sew Easter Bunny Gnome

No-Sew Easter Bunny Gnome

A super simple, no-sew Easter Bunny Gnome craft perfect for adding some whimsy to your Easter decor! This DIY Easter Gnome can be customized with your favorite colors and is super easy to make with the kids.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Styrofoam Cone
  • 3-4 Colors of Felt: pink, white and one or two more for the gnome's body and hat
  • Skin-coloured Pompom or Wooden Bead for the nose
  • Twine for the whiskers
  • White Faux Fur
  • Paper, optional (for creating template)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

  1. To make a paper template, draw a trapezoid shape for the gnome's body, a cone shape for the hat, two oval shapes for the bunny ears and then two smaller ovals for the bunny's inner ears.
  2. Cut out the paper template and trace onto corresponding felt colors (white for the bunny's ears, pink for the bunny's inner ears, and whichever colors you choose for the gnome's hat and body).
  3. Glue the trapezoid felt piece for the gnome's body onto the bottom half of the cone. Trim down any excess at the seams.
  4. Cut the faux fur to form a rough beard shape and glue overtop of the felt body.
  5. Cut three small lengths of twine to form the bunny's whiskers. These should be just slightly shorter than the width of the bunny gnome's beard.
  6. Tie or braid the centers of the twine together to secure, then glue onto a pompom or thread through a wooden bead.
  7. Glue the nose securely to the top center of the beard.
  8. Glue the felt hat piece in place, covering the top of the beard and coming as close to the nose as possible. Trim off any excess.
  9. Glue the pink inner ears to the white bunny ears, then glue securely to the felt hat. We placed ours in the front, but they can be positioned on the sides of the hat - play around and see what you like best.
  10. Allow the glue to dry completely before displaying or packaging up your Easter Bunny Gnome for gifting!

Notes

Tip: trace the styrofoam cone to help you draw the body and hat shapes to ensure that they will be the right size for your gnome.

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I hope you love getting to make your own Easter Bunny Gnomes – they are so cute to scatter throughout the house for some Easter whimsy!

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