Dollar Tree Gnomes – DIY Gnomes

Learn how you can make a gnome for all seasons using supplies and tools from the Dollar Tree. These DIY gnomes use commonly-found items you can get at the Dollar Tree and other dollar stores. Buckle in, friends, because I love gnomes and the Dollar Tree!

Below you will find Christmas gnome DIYs, Easter gnome project ideas, Valentines’ Day gnomes, and even year-round DIY gnomes. I hope you’re ready to be inspired.

Three images of Dollar Tree gnome projects to be made with a glue gun.
Dollar Tree gnome DIY projects from Ruffles and Rain Boots.

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DIY Dollar Tree Gnomes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I make quite a few gnomes – it’s something I’ve become known for and I love it! The Dollar Tree is a crafter’s delight, especially now that they have such great craft sections and expanded others.

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collage of diy gnomes teaching how to make a gnome with or without legs and with or without sewing

From fabrics to fill, you can get everything you need to make Dollar Tree gnomes and decor. Scroll down to find out how to make your own stands!

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Dollar Tree Christmas Gnomes

As I mentioned, I love gnomes, the Dollar Tree, and of course, Christmas! Check out some of my most popular DIY gnomes projects from cute shelf sitters, wreaths, and more.

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Grinch Gnome DIY Dollar Tree Project

This went crazy and you can see why, right? A Dollar Tree pillow and a little glue and this Dollar Tree Grinch gnome was stealing hearts.

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Make a Dollar Tree Grinch gnome in minutes using a hot glue gun and a pillow!

Dollar Tree Mop Gnome DIY

Whew, this one took off! Using a basic cotton mop head from our favorite store, you can create a holiday gnome without even buying any stuffing or fill! Check out this mop gnome using Dollar Tree supplies.

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Use a Dollar Tree mop to make the most adorable Christmas gnome.

Mini Christmas Tree Gnomes in Boots

The holiday season is full of amazing finds like Santa boot ornaments. Paired with the mini table top trees, you can make these show-stopping DIY Christmas tree gnomes. Honestly, this is something everyone loves when they see it and it just adds so much festive fun!

Vertical bright image of a standing Christmas tree gnome in boots made with Christmas trees from the Dollar Tree.
Head to the dollar store for the supplies you’ll need to make this adorable holiday gnome.

Dollar Tree Gnome Craft (Free Cup Gnome Pattern)

One of the surprise hits of the year has been this DIY cup gnome pattern. It’s a quick run to the store to pick up the supplies and everyone can start crafting. This makes a perfect family craft night idea.

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Make a gnome in under 10 minutes using this free gnome pattern.

Toilet Paper Christmas Gnome

Hear me out – this is a COVER, not a gnome full of TP. This adorable toilet paper Christmas gnome cover is one of the best ideas if you have a small storage space for holiday decorations. It’s also hilarious fun for a craft night with the girlfriends or family.

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This easy Christmas gnome made from a roll of toilet paper is perfect for a bit of holiday decor.

Dollar Tree Sock Gnomes

In just a few minutes, using inexpensive and easy to find supplies, you can make an adorable tomte. These 3-minute Sock Gnomes are the easiest to put together and are a perfect fund raiser idea.

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One Sock Gnome – Dollar Store Gnomes DIY

One of my favorite projects was made on a whim while I was on vacation. I hat a couple of craft supplies but was bored after making EVERYTHING I planned (shocker) so I went to the Dollar Tree. This adorable single sock gnome was born in just a few minutes. He’s a YouTube exclusive, so check out that short video for the instructions.

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This adorable guy is put together quickly and you’ll love the options!

Dollar Tree Triangle Shelf Gnome

For Christmas or any time of year, use one of the wood products to make this adorable triangle shelf gnome. It only takes 10 minutes and you can change hats for every season.

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Use Dollar Tree wood supplies to make this triangle shelf gnome.


The Dollar Tree is the perfect place to buy seasonal greens, extras, and items to makeover. Here are a couple of wreaths and tree toppers transformed.

Dollar Tree Gnome Wreath

In 20 minutes, this full and festive gnome wreath was done! Always check the Dollar Tree for their dish towels – a lot of material on those, friends.

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This Dollar Tree gnome wreath only takes 20 minutes and adds a fun and festive look to any space.

DIY Gnome Wreath with Dollar Tree Wreath Form

When Halloween rolls around, be sure to grab a witch form… I know, but hear me out because you can make this festive gnome wreath in just 10 minutes using that and a dish towel.

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Use a witch form to create an easy gnome wreath from the Dollar Tree.

Adorable Gnome Tree Topper

A pillow, that’s the secret to this Dollar Tree gnome tree topper. Well, that and a snowman. Be sure to click through to see how I made this gnome tree topper in just minutes.

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In just 10 minutes, you can transform a snowman into this adorable, on-trend gnome tree topper.

Year-Round Dollar Tree Gnome DIY Projects

If you and I are anything alike, you find yourself at the Dollar Tree at least three times a month. I have a craft room stash that might even trick you to thinking you’re at the store! Here are a couple of year-round projects I love.

collage of 4 pastel colored gnomes for Spring made with dollar tree items

Flower Pot Gnomes – Clay Pot Gnomes

Pulling from my craft room stash during quarantine, I whipped up these Dollar Tree flower pot gnomes with just a bit of hot glue, socks, and of course, some small clay pots.

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Flower pot gnomes are just built on a sock gnome and can be made in no time at all.

Treat Bag Gnomes – These are FUN!

Another way to use inexpensive supplies is to create a surprise inside gnome. These Dollar Tree treat bag gnomes are stuffed with whatever you like: candy, gifts, or made just like a regular decor gnome with weight and stuffing.

Vertical image of gray hat and pink beard Valentine gnome made on fur in front of marble background.
This chunky, adorable gnome is made in just about 7 minutes using a hot glue gun!

Dollar Tree Mushroom Gnome

Oh, friends! This Dollar Tree mushroom gnome makeover with clay one of my favorite projects this year because it’s SO easy and uses scraps of faux fur. Honestly, anything that uses up my massive crafting scrap stash is a win.

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With a bit of polymer clay, you can turn a Dollar Tree mushroom into a fun and cheeky gnome.

Dollar Tree Gnome (Beach or Nautical Style)

Use a ice cream shaped sign from the dollar store to make this viral sensation! You will not believe how easy it is to use inexpensive items to create a cute Dollar Tree gnome sign.

Vertical stacked image of a nautical gnome wall hanging with a blue beard and striped hat with text which reads dollar tree beach gnome wall decor.
This easy DIY can be accented as you like but be sure to check out those Dollar Tree garlands.

Dollar Tree Vinyl Gnome

Scraps of wood or dollar store signs are the perfect place to attach beautiful vinyl. I created these Dollar Tree wood block gnomes using the floral vinyl from everyone’s favorite craft supply store.

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These Spring triangle wood gnomes look like they were painstakingly painted – but you know the secret!

Dollar Tree Gnome Planter DIY

These went viral all over social media when I shared them. You’ll never believe how easy it is to make these DIY Gnome Succulent Planters using basic supplies!

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These two cute Spring gnomes can be made in just a few minutes using supplies you might already have on hand.

Dollar Tree Easter Gnome DIYs

The pastels and sweetness take over our favorite craft supply store each year and I can’t resist… These Dollar Tree Easter gnome projects are quick, cute, and go beyond just decor.

Adorable Bunny Gnome Using a GLOVE!

Friends, I can’t tell you how crazy the Internet went over this easy craft. Tons of little rabbits started popping up everywhere when I shared this DIY bunny glove gnome.

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Just 10 minutes and some easy Dollar Tree finds make this sweet Easter gnome.

Rainbow Bunny Gnome

A couple of socks, a duster, a headband, and some rocks – gather up those items and make this Dollar Tree rainbow bunny gnome. Look at that beard!

This rainbow bunny gnome is so adorable and fun. Get the tutorial to make your own Dollar Tree Easter bunny gnome with just a few supplies.
Those ears are the show-stopping attraction on this fun Dollar Tree bunny gnome.

Easter Gnome Basket

Did you know you can make an Easter gnome basket using Dollar Tree items and NOT have to sew anything? I know, it’s shocking (and oh, so cute).

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Hit up the Dollar Tree for a few supplies and whip up a fun Easter gnome basket.

Halloween Bat Gnome from the Dollar Tree

Quick holidays should equate to quick crafts and this Dollar Tree bat gnome is exactly that. Take 10 minutes to make this adorable, I mean spooky, little cutie.

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Don’t pass up the headbands and you can make a 10 minute bat gnome for Halloween.

Twisty Hat Dollar Tree Valentine Gnome

Let’s say you want to use up a men’s tube sock and turn into something cute… Let’s just say that, okay? Well, you can do just that with this fun Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day gnome – look at that twisty hat!

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Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day gnomes can be quick, easy, and too cute for words.

DIY Gnome Stands from Dollar Tree Items

To add interest and heigh to our displays, I have made a few different risers, stands, and trays using Dollar Tree items. Here are a few of my favorites.

Farmhouse Tiered Tray (Single or Stacked)

Using clay pots and burner covers, you can make this enamel-tray inspired farmhouse tray for your gnomes or other items. Watch out – it only takes a few minutes (spray paint is your best friend).

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Make an enamel tray inspired farmhouse tiered tray using Dollar Tree items.

Wood Single Tier Stand

When decorating areas that need a bit more visual interest, giving smaller items a bit of height can really help to make it stand out. That’s what this farmhouse style wood single tier stand does. And it takes no time at all!

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This farmhouse single tier stand is easy, fast, and made with Dollar Tree items.

Offset Tiered Tray from the Dollar Tree

Tucked in between some vases with greens, this offset tiered tray DIY can help bring your smaller items out of the dark. Can you spot all of the Dollar Tree goodies in there?

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Stop into the Dollar Tree and grab the supplies for this offset tiered tray, perfect for small spaces.
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