DIY Puppy Love Gnomes

puppy gnome

Hi friends and welcome to the backyard! As we know, Every Home Needs a Gnome. But did you also know that Every Gnome Needs a Puppy! That’s right and now you can craft one in minutes.

Are you ready to choose the size and color of your new furry friend? Let’s get started!

Materials you will need:

  • Plastic Container Open On One End, Recyclables Are Awesome!
  • Faux Fur
  • Ribbon
  • Pom Pom
  • Pink Felt
  • Twine
  • Small Rubber Band
  • Hot Glue
  • Exacto Knife/Straight Blade Retractable Knife
  • Scissors

Let’s get started!

Step 1:

Cut fur to wrap around your entire container overlapping by ½” also cut 2” longer so you have excess fur at the top. Always carefully cut fur pile side down with a straight blade. You also want to cut in the hairs natural direction. I recommend placing a cutting board underneath the fur as to not damage the surface you are cutting on.

puppy gnome

Step 2:

Hot glue fur to container covering entire container and securing end.

Step 3:

Tuck excess fur into open end of container.

Step 4:

Carefully cut 2 triangles. Again cut fur pile side down with a straight blade in the hairs natural direction. These will be your ears. Size will vary depending on the size container you choose.

Step 5:

Hot glue 2 ends of triangle in on its self. Then glue ears just inside rim of container.

Step 6:

Pull excess fur together on top of head and secure with small rubber band.

Steps: 7, 8 & 9

Craft a tiny bow with ribbon and twine. Hot glue bow to tuff of fur on head.

Cut small pink oval from felt and glue to pom-pom.

Attach pom-pom nose and tongue to front of container.

How cute would an entire family of these pups be in a variety colors and sizes! And guess what their low maintenance… they don’t eat much or need to go for a walk! I hope you enjoyed this DIY and remember to always incorporate your own crafty personality into every project!

26 thoughts on “DIY Puppy Love Gnomes

  1. Barbara Hebert says:

    Making 2 of these today. My daughter who is a teacher is going to another teachers in school party for her 2 dogs who look like the white ones you made. She brings the dogs to school every day and it’s their Birthday. How fun!!!!!

    • leigh says:

      Oh that is so cool!!!
      I hope the pups have a wonderful Birthday and woof woof the word about Gnome & Backyard to all their puppy pals!
      Thank you for following!

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