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St. Patrick’s Day Sock Gnome: Easy DIY

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These cute gnomes are the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day decor. The diy gnome can be made in about 30 minutes, but you won’t want to stop at one!

To make St. Patrick’s Day sock gnomes you will need a sock, faux fur for the gnome beard, a wood bead, something for the hat, and a fun pom pom to make the hat to make the little guy extra cute for St. Patrick’s Day.

Close up of St. Patrick's Day sock gnome sitting on wooden stand beside spring flowers.

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It doesn’t really matter which kind of sock you use for diy sock gnomes. But, I like to use two socks. A plain sock to hold the rice and a fancier sock to go over the body of your gnome that is more specific to the season or holiday. But, we’ll get to all of that.


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Rubber Band or hair elastic
  • Wooden Bead / wooden ball for gnome nose
  • Yarn for pom pom
  • Felt

It’s a fun idea to create spring gnomes for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Valentine’s Day. But of course, you might also need a Christmas gnome, Halloween gnome…you get the idea. Once you start making them, you will want little gnomes for all the seasons!

Most of the craft supplies can be purchased at any craft store, Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, or Amazon.

Sock Gnome Body

Make the sock gnome body by filling a plain sock with rice. Once the sock is nice and full, close the top using a rubber band. I like using two socks to make it more sturdy.

Put the pretty sock over the plain sock/ crew socks and cut off the top. Once again, secure this sock with a rubber band.

Tap the rice-filled sock on the ground to ensure it has a flat bottom and will stand upright nicely.

High sock filled with rice beside pair of scissors for sock gnome craft.

Make the Beard

Cut a piece of faux craft fur in a triangular shape. Measure the fabric so the top of the beard will be hidden under the gnome hat and the bottom of the beard will go just past the bottom of the sock.

Use hot glue to glue the beard onto the sock. He’s turning into an adorable leprechaun gnome!

Collage of making St. Patrick gnome beard from faux craft fur.

Create the Gnome’s Hat

Use the piece of sock you cut off earlier for the hat! Put the elastic portion of the sock over the gnome’s head. Then secure the open portion of the sock with hot glue.

Make a pom pom from green yarn and tie the pom pom to the top of the hat. Use a dab of hot glue to make it extra secure.

A full tutorial on making a pom pom with a pom pom maker can be found in my Valentine Pom Pom Garland post.

Use a piece of green felt to make a shamrock to hot glue to the front of the hat. This will add an extra bit of fun to the Irish gnome. Use free clipart online to find a template!

Shamrock from green felt attached to St Patrick's day gnome hat with dark green pom pom.

Attach the Wooden Nose

Hot glue the small ball (wood bead) for the gnome’s nose. Hold in place for 20-30 seconds.

Hot glue to attach wooden ball to St Patrick's gnome craft to make nose.

What an easy way to add a touch of green to your home this St. Patrick’s Day! Plus, these darn gnomes are just the cutest!


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How do you make a leprechaun sock gnome?

To make a leprechaun sock gnome, fill a sock with rice and decorate with green accessories for a St. Patrick’s theme. Ideas would be a shamrock or green pom-pom on the hat, a leprechaun craft hat, etc.

How to make sock gnomes with rice?

Rice is a great way to fill socks to create a gnome body. Use a plain crew sock, fill with rice, and secure top of sock with rubber band. This will be the sock gnome’s body.


Yield: 1 St Patrick's Day Sock Gnome

St. Patrick's Day Sock Gnome: Easy DIY

St. Patrick's Day sock gnome sitting on wooden stand beside pink girl sock gnome.

St. Patrick's Day sock gnomes are a super cute craft to add a fun element to your St. Patrick's home decor. The leprechaun gnome will take about 30 minutes to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • Plain sock and pretty St. Patrick's color sock
  • Yarn
  • Rice
  • Rubber band
  • Green felt
  • Wooden bead


  • Hot glue gun
  • Pom-pom maker (optional)


  1. Make gnome body. Use rice to fill plain sock and secure top with rubber band. Put rice-filled plain sock inside pretty sock), then cut top of sock to use for hat later. Cream high sock filled with rice and secured at top with rubber band beside scissors.
  2. Create beard and glue to gnome body. Cut a piece of faux fur in a triangular shape and hot glue to gnome body. Hold in place for 30 seconds. Collage of gray faux fur cut in triangle and hot glued to sock gnome.
  3. Make gnome hat. Use top of sock to create hat. Put elastic side around gnome then close open top with hot glue. Create pom pom and tie to top of sock. Secure with hot glue. Leprechaun gnome hat in cream with green felt shamrock and green yarn pom pom.
  4. Attach wooden ball for nose. Hot glue a wooden ball to gnome for nose. Hold in place for 30 seconds. Collage of hot gluing wood ball to gnome beard for nose on St. Patrick's day sock gnome.


Get creative with gnome and add any fun St. Patrick's day accessories you'd like. Consider a fun leprechaun hat!

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