While cleaning the craft room, I took a break to make these Dollar Tree gnome ornaments. In this tutorial, I used shower curtain rings, a mop head, and a few other dollar store finds to create these easy Christmas macrame ornaments.
Create the basic ornament in just a couple of minutes and embellishment and decorate with all those wonderful holiday accents. Keep reading for a written, printable, and full gnome ornaments DIY video tutorial.
Shower Curtain Ring Gnome Ornaments
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I have been working through a TON of craft supplies because we are moving from Seattle, Washington to Austin, Texas. Aside from the insane temperature change, I have been preparing myself for better craft room organization.
In my attempts to make my overly-stocked craft room “easily shoppable,” I sorted out some Dollar Tree items and came across the shower curtain rings. Can I remember why I bought them? You bet! I knew exactly what to make first with them.
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Tips for Making These Dollar Tree Ornaments
- Be sure to glue the rings closed before adding on the hat. It will help everything to stay in place.
- If you have felt, you can roll or fold a gnome hat instead of using the mittens or socks. Just be sure to round out the bottom of a triangle (think how a piece of cut pie is shaped).
- You can use the hot glue gun to secure each lark’s head knot, however, I didn’t find it necessary.
- Although I used a wooden bead for the gnome nose, you can use a pompom, a felted wool ball, polymer clay or Model Magic® formed into noses – anything you’d like!
- Decorative embellishments like mini lights, tinsel garland, wooden stars, bells, or Santa faces are usually available at the dollar stores, too.
- These little gnome ornaments are perfect package ties. Tie on a piece of card stock or a gift tag to the hanging string or glue it to the hat for a personalized piece.
- The dollar store cotton mop heads do not brush out well. If you want a very fluffy beard, use yarn and a cat comb to add a lot of volume.
How to Make Shower Curtain Ring Gnome Ornaments
Below is the written and printable tutorial for these Dollar Tree ornaments. If you’re a visual learner or want additional tips while making these, watch the full length curtain ring gnome ornaments tutorial here on YouTube.
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More Dollar Tree Gnome Ideas You Might Like
- Make a Dollar Tree Grinch Gnome – This is popular for a couple of reasons: he’s adorable and so easy to make!
- Dollar Tree Gnome Tree Toppers – Grab a tinsel tree and have the most fun ripping it apart and turning it into this elegant gnome for the holidays.
- Mop Head Beard Gnome DIY – Whip up festive and fun gnome decor using the same mop head as you’ve used on this project. Let’s get our money’s worth!
- Done for You Gnome Ornaments – I love these and bought two sets to decorate a mini tree in my craft room.
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