DIY Dollar Tree Mini Clay Pot Spring Gnome

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Hi friends and welcome to the backyard! Gnome matter what it looks like, gnome matter where you are, sunnier days ARE coming!

It’s definitely time to welcome Spring with this simple but sweet mini clay pot gnome. You can customize this cute gnome to match your existing home décor! Are you ready to choose your color pallet and get started? Well let’s go!

Materials you will need:

  • Small Clay Pot
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Yarn
  • Styrofoam Cone with a base that will fit just inside clay pot
  • Faux Fur
  • Exacto Knife/Straight Blade Retractable Knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Wood Bead
  • Hot Glue Gun
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Let’s get started!

Step 1:

Paint the rim of your pot white. You may need to give it two coats. If you choose to use brown faux fur, you can plaint the rim a shade of brown to match the color of your fur.

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Step 2:

Paint the body of your clay pot. Choose whatever color matches your home décor. Again, you may have to give it two coats depending on the color you choose.

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Step 3:

On the back of your fur, draw a V shape. You always want to make sure the pile of the fur is down. You want to cut in the hair’s natural direction, that way it will lie cleanly and naturally when you attach it to your gnome. A quick trick is to make sure the point of your V is pointing in the direction that the hair is going.

Steps 4 & 5:

Carefully cut your fur with a straight blade following the V shape. I recommend placing a cutting board underneath the fur as to not damage the surface you are cutting on.

Gently pull apart the fur. You will now have a fantastic fluffy beard!

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Steps 6 & 7:

Hot glue fur to rim of clay pot.

Hot glue base of Styrofoam cone into top of clay pot.

Steps 8 & 9:

Start to hot glue yarn to the base of Styrofoam cone. Continue wrapping yarn around cone in an upward direction. Hot glue yarn to cone every other row.

Secure end of yarn to top of cone with hot glue.

Step 10:

Secure wood bead between hat and beard.

How cute would an entire family of these clay pot gnomes be in a range of different colors and sizes! I hope you enjoyed this DIY and remember to always incorporate your own crafty personality into every project!

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