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Gnome Teacup Garden – Adorable and Fun

This gnome teacup garden adds a little fun and whimsy to a rainy day. Grab the kids, some basic craft supplies, and let’s get crafting!

Gnome Teacup Garden with decorations and a ladder to get into the teacup on a pink background with text which reads gnome home in a tea cup

Gnome Teacup Garden

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I loved making this gnome and fairy garden almost as much as I love gnomes–and you know how much I  love gnomes and sharing all of our DIY gnome tutorials

This is a fun rainy day craft for kids, as it uses natural elements they can pull in from the rain and it uses craft supplies you’re likely to have on hand. Let’s get started making a gnome teacup garden.

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Gnome Teacup Garden gnome craft for kids on a pink and white background

Tips to Make This Gnome Craft for Kids

  • Let your kids get creative! The more freedom they have, the more fun they’ll have. 
  • Use leftover craft supplies from other projects – the more, the merrier. 
  • If you have younger kids and don’t want to make the elements, run to the craft store and use the fairy finds. 

tea cup filled with craft supplies in such a way as to make a Gnome Teacup Garden

How Do I Make this Gnome Teacup Garden?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a gnome or fairy garden playlist on YouTube, here is our gnome teacup garden video tutorial.

Yield: 1 teacup garden

Gnome Teacup Garden

tea cup filled with craft supplies in such a way as to make a Gnome Teacup Garden

Grab some simple craft supplies and a few natural elements to make this fun gnome teacup garden craft with the kids.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Popsicle sticks
  • Small stones or rocks
  • Craft wire
  • Round crystal bead
  • Bead top
  • Snail shells and sea shells
  • teacup (best from a second-hand store)


  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft pliers
  • Hot glue gun (or strong craft glue)


  1. I am using popsicle sticks to make the mini ladder, mini fence and mini fairy sign. You can either use the actual width of the popsicles or cut them into thinner pieces, however you like it. For the ladder cut 2 sticks of the same length for the 2 sides and 5 or 6 smaller sticks for the steps of the ladder. For the fence cut 2 sticks of the same length for the horizontal parts and 4 or more sticks for the vertical parts. For the sign you will need 1 stick for the stand and 1 stick for writing the sign. The sizes of each item will depend on your choice and on the size of the cup. 
  2. Place the 2 vertical sticks of the ladder parallel wise and stick the step sticks on them to complete the ladder. Similarly prepare the fence and then the sign. 
  3. Take a bead stopper and insert a round bead into it. Push the bead all the way to the stopper and create loop on the open end to secure the bead. Cut out a piece of craft wire and create a twirl pattern on one end but keep the other end straight. 
  4. Take a bead end cap and draw the wire loop of the bead through the hole of the bead end cap. Insert the loop into the twirl part of the wire prepared in previous step. 
  5. Take the cup and fill it with soil mix and then cover the top with small stones or rocks. 
  6. Add the plants to the cup by gently pushing the root into the soil mix. You can also use fake plants. 
  7. Place the fence, sign and other items to the cup for decoration. 
  8. Place mini lamp post by gently pushing its bottom end into the soil. Decorate the garden as you wish. 
  9. Place the cup on a saucer and ten add the ladder to the garden. how to make a Gnome Teacup Garden photo collage of steps


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