Tomato Cage Gnomes DIY – Holiday Decor


Tomato cage gnomes DIY. Easy holiday decor tutorial on how to make a simple gnome made from a tomato cage and fabric.

This gnome decor just keeps getting cuter and cuter by the minute! Happy little gnomes in gigantic floppy hats with big noses sticking out of their fluffy beards.

But if you’ve followed along, then you know how this is going to go. I don’t have any! I’ll hold that adorable gnome for a second, look deep into its eyes and say “you are cute, but you’re not on sale.”

Back on the shelf the little guy goes as I walk away and the song, ‘you’ve got a friend in me‘ from toy story plays in my inner monolog. Really he dodged a bullet because with my luck, the dog would have eaten him.

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Although that gnome may not have come home with me, I knew a gnome was in my near future. Because I had a couple of tomato cages, fabric and pins to create a fun holiday decoration of our own.



  • tomato cage
  • scarf
  • fuzzy vest
  • old shirt
  • bandana
  • tree ornament and hook
  • clothes pins or safety pins
Tomato cage and materials to make our own tomato cage gnomes.

Turn the tomato cage upside down and duct tape the ends together.

Slip an old sweater over the top. (bottom)

Duct tape the tomato cage together and slip on sweater.

Using clothes pins or safety pins, attach a fuzzy vest or something similar for the beard.

Secure a tree ornament for the nose.

Add a vest for the beard and tree ornament for the nose.

Wrap a large scarf around the top for the hat. Hold with clothes or safety pins. Fluff.

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Pin and wrap around a scarf for the hat.

Add a bandana around the neck.

Finished tomato cage gnome in front of fireplace.

And that’s it! This is probably another one of my silly projects that really doesn’t need a tutorial, but honestly, these are to help get those creative juices flowing.

Of course you can use other materials! Something different for the nose perhaps. Or maybe you don’t have a fabulous green fuzzy fest for a beard. Look around and see how you can make this fun little holiday project your own.

DIY gnome in front entry surrounded with holiday decorations.

He’s not perfect, but he sure is cute!

Best wish for a beautiful holiday season with friends, loved ones and a gnome or two. ~Sara

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