DIY Dollar Tree Gnome 

This DIY Dollar Tree Gnome is such a cute and easy craft and it can be made using items from the Dollar Store. 

You can make these for any season of the year by simply choosing socks that match the holiday and I’ll be making a few more just because I like cute and easy. 

Since you only use one sock per gnome, I had the cutest fox sock left and at the bottom of the post, I share a very quick and easy craft for that stray sock.

Let’s get started.

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How To Make a Dollar Tree Gnome

*Printable Instructions and Video at the Bottom of this Post

Supplies needed:

I bought everything I needed at my local Dollar Tree with the exception of the wooden ball but I have included links to similar products below

1 Pair of Socks or a sock you may already have on hand

1 Styrofoam Cone 

1 Mop

Wooden ball 

Hot Glue Gun *I don’t have this one but I have heard great things about it from other crafters and have it on my wish list

Instructions:

Unwrap the mop and styrofoam cone. 

Cut strands from the mop. This is what you will be using for the beard. You won’t need to cut all of the strands off of the mop head unless you plan on making a few of these, which would be a great idea. I think these would be so cute for gifts or to place around your home. Cut about one-third of the strands to start; you can always cut more if needed.

Add hot glue in sections a little above the halfway point of the cone. This is when looking at the cone up and down and you can see from the very last photo in the collage above where the hot glue was added and how much was used. 

Glue the mop strands all the way around the cone. 

When done glueing the strands in place cut them evenly at the bottom so that they are a little longer than the bottom of the cone. 

Unravel each strand of the mop. This is what gives the beard the curly look and fluffs it out quite a bit. 

Take one sock and push the toe part up and into itself so that the sock now looks like a tossel cap. 

Place the sock onto the top of the cone (the gnome’s head). Leave a little at the end.

Add twine and a bell if desired.

Lastly, glue the wooden ball (gnome nose) in place and you’re done. 

Bonus Craft – Extra Sock DIY

I have no idea what to call this, hence, extra sock DIY but if you can think of another name for it, please let me know!

Since you’ll have one sock leftover if you only made one gnome, this is a cute and easy craft to make with it.  

All you need is rice, scissors, and twine.

Cut off about 1/3 to 1/4 of the sock top.

Flip the top of the sock over onto itself. This makes adding the rice a little easier.

Add rice. (so hard!)

Cut off a little more of the top if desired and tie the top tightly with twine and that’s it!

Other Dollar Tree Crafts You May Like:

How to Make a Dollar Tree Gnome
Yield: 1 Gnome

How to Make a Dollar Tree Gnome

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Cute and easy to make Christmas DIY Dollar Tree Gnome. This gnome cost less than $3 to make and is a great thrifty way to decorate for Christmas.

Materials

  • 1 Pair of Socks or a sock you may already have on hand
  • 1 Styrofoam Cone 
  • 1 Mop
  • Wooden ball

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

Unwrap the mop and styrofoam cone. 

Cut strands from the mop. This is what you will be using for the beard. You won't need to cut all of the strands off of the mop head unless you plan on making a few of these, which would be a great idea. I think these would be so cute for gifts or to place around your home. Cut about one-third of the strands to start; you can always cut more if needed.

Add hot glue in sections a little above the halfway point of the cone. This is when looking at the cone up and down.

Glue the mop strands all the way around the cone. 

When done glueing the strands in place cut them evenly at the bottom so that they are a little longer than the bottom of the cone. 

Unravel each strand of the mop. This is what gives the beard the curly look and fluffs it out quite a bit. 

Take one sock and push the toe part up and into itself so that the sock now looks like a tossel cap. 

Place the sock onto the top of the cone (the gnome's head). Leave a little at the end.

Add twine and a bell if desired.

Lastly, glue the wooden ball (gnome nose) in place and you're done. 

Did you try this?

Please leave a comment below or share a photo on Instagram and tag #thehowtohome to let me know!

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