The Original Zombie Gnomes

Los Angeles, California | 7037 Sales


The Original Zombie Gnomes

Los Angeles, California 7037 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Chris Stever Jane DeRosa-Stever

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Making a life with Zombie Gnomes

One day in January 2011 Chris was stuck in horrible traffic on the 210 freeway when he came up with a funny idea. What if the zombie apocalypse could effect mythical creatures like gnomes? He shared this amusing thought with his girlfriend Jane and she said he had to make one. Chris made one for his practical effects class and Jane painted it for him. When his other classmates and friends saw it they loved it so much they encouraged him to make more. A few months later, Jane was encouraged by a close friend to post the Zombie Gnomes on Etsy. Her friend explained how Etsy was a place for artists to come together and sell fun creations. They tried it out and now 7 years later Chris and Jane have sold over 12,000 Zombie Gnomes to over 10 different countries. All of their products are handmade and painted in Southern California by Chris, Jane, and local artists. Their Zombie Gnomes are based off the classic, traditional 'gnome lore,' and are made to look amazing both outside or inside.

In 2013 Chris and Jane tied the knot and in June 2015 they had their first son Anthony and their 2nd child Liam on Nov. 2016. Oh and they are still making Zombie Gnomes.

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  • Chris Stever

    Owner, Creator, Designer / Sculptor / Mold Maker

    has an A.A. from Mt. San Antonio Collage. He studied practical effects, sculpting, and mold making. There he started the first designs of Zombie Gnomes.

  • Jane DeRosa-Stever

    Owner, Creator, Manager / Painter

    has B.A. in Theatre Arts from APU with a focus on storytelling/directing, Jane was also in charge of APU's theater painting department. She also studied management/marketing through the Walt Disney Internship Program.

  • Anthony Stever

    Inspiration, Distraction, Big Brother

    Born on June 22, 2015, Anthony likes to brighten his parents day and help "paint"

  • Liam Stever

    Inspiration, Distraction, Little Brother

    born November 4, 2016, Liam likes to brighten his parents days and play with the shipping boxes.

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2017
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Sizing details

Most of our Zombie Gnomes are 6 1/2 inches tall or smaller. We however do sell larger Zombie Gnomes. Please check listings for sizes.

Custom and personalized orders

We do custom and personalized orders! Please contact us here on Etsy or through our email chrisandjanesplace[at] for more information.

Care instructions

- [Zombie Gnomes] - made with either a cement blend or ceramic. They both do well outside or inside. They are painted with UV resistant paint and sealed with an outdoor sealer.
-[Cat Unicorn Wall Mounts] - are made out of ceramic and do best inside.
- [Planter] - are made out of ceramic and do well outside or inside.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Please contact us if you would like Gift Wrapping or want to know about our packaging methods.

Wholesale availability

Yes do wholesale orders! Please contact us about our prices here on Etsy or at chrisandjanesplace[at]