10-Minute Santa Doorstop Gnome made with a Plastic Jug

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Santa Doorstop gnome feature image in front of a white door

This Santa Doorstop Gnome took only 10-minutes to make and with mostly dollar store supplies!

Grab a plastic water (or milk jug) to make this cute Christmas gnome. Add rice or small rocks to the jug to give it weight to use it as a doorstop!

This craft is easy and a great craft for teens. I used a premade santa hat that I modified slightly but you could certainly make your own hat with fabric you have on hand.

This little guy stands about 18-inches tall with his hat flopped over. Read on to learn how to make one.

How to Make a Santa Doorstop Gnome

Santa Doorstop Gnome - pic of the supplies used

Supplies

Start by filling a clean jug with rice or small rocks. I used a paper cone as a funnel. Fill it as much or as little as you want, until you get the desired weight then put the cap back on.

Start by filling a clean jug with rice or small rocks. I used a paper cone as a funnel. Fill it as much or as little until you get the desired weight.
Fill a plastic jug with rice or rocks to give it a little weight.

Next cut a fleece scarf or fabric for the body to fit all the way around the milk jug then hot glue it to the jug. I just glued at the seams.


Next cut a fleece scarf or fabric for the body to fit all the way around the milk jug then hot glue it to the jug. I just glued at the seams.
Cut a fleece scarf or fabric to the size of the jug
and hot glue to the jug at the seams.

Modifying the Santa Hat

Now we’re going to modify the Santa hat by cutting the white fur edge off. I did this because I wanted the red part of my hat to stand out against the gnomes white beard. (optional)

Now we're going to modify the dollar store Santa hat by cutting the white fur off (optional). I did this because I wanted the red part of my hat to stand out against the gnomes white beard.
Remove the white fur from the Santa hat (optional).

Hot glue the raw seam to the inside of the Santa hat for a neat/finished edge.

Hot glue the raw seam to the inside of the Santa hat for a neat/finished edge.
Hot glue the raw seam to the inside of the Santa hat for a neat/finished edge.

Fill your Santa hat with a little polyfil stuffing.


Fill your Santa hat with a little polyfil stuffing.
Add Poly-Fil stuffing to the Santa hat.

Gnome’s Beard

Cut the faux fur for the gnomes beard using a sharp precision (xacto) knife. Cut a wide triangle on the wrong side of the fabric making sure that the fur is flowing downward. My triangle was about 18″ wide and 7″ to the point of the beard.

Note: Do not use scissors to cut the beard, this will cut the fur along the edges that gives it a flowing beard look!

Cut the faux fur for the gnomes beard using a sharp precision (xacto) knife. Cut a wide triangle on the wrong side of the fabric making sure the fur flowing downward. My triangle was about 18" wide and 7" to the point of the beard. Note: Do not use scissors to cut the beard, this will cut the fur along the edges that gives it a flowing beard look!
Cut a triangle for the beard from the white faux fur about 18″ wide and 7″ deep.
Cut using a precision knife on the wrong side of the fabric.

Hot glue the beard to the jug where you want it, then the hat and nose to finish.

Hot glue the beard to the jug where you want it, then the hat and nose to finish.
Hot glue the beard on then the hat and the nose last.
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