This easy Saint Patrick’s Day gnome garland is so fun and ridiculously simple, you’re going to want to keep it up year-round! Don’t, though, because that’s not lucky. LOL!
Saint Patrick’s Day Gnome Garland
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are making a big effort this year to decorate for more holidays than just Christmas. I mean, seriously, why not have some fun with all the things all the time?! So, this week–it was making a fun gnome St. Patrick’s Day garland!
Such a simple craft for St. Patty’s day, the kiddo really loved it and while she helped me assemble, we really got to share some time talking about the story of Saint Patrick and his role in the legends of Ireland. And snakes–she told me all about his apparent “thing” with snakes. LOL!
So, grab your scissors to make this Saint Patrick’s Day gnome garland and let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Gnome St. Patricks Day Garland
- I love how rustic and fun the burlap looks, but you do not have to make your gnome garland from burlap. Experiment with other fabrics, card stock paper or craft foam. They’ll all work pretty well.
- Definitely keep your gnome as simple as possible. I added the little belt buckle and thought about adding a tiny green clover stuck there with the buckle. But as I thought about it more, I realized that it was getting too complex if I did that–so I just stuck with the buckle itself.
- If you don’t like the way that the burlap looks unraveled on the edges, you can run a line of hot glue around the triangle shape and fold over the edges. This will make a bit of a hem and keep the burlap from unraveling completely.
How Do I Make this Saint Patrick’s Day Gnome Garland?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Green buffalo check bandana
- Wooden shamrocks (or print a small shamrock onto paper) to be used to trace the shape onto the bandana
- 4-6 inch Burlap Ribbon
- Shamrock ribbon
- Wooden beads
- Craft Felt in: green, black, yellow, orange
- Hot Glue Gun & Gue
- White Card stock
- Cut a piece of card stock into a triangle as wide as your burlap ribbon and as long as you'd like. To get a symmetrical triangle, fold the card stock in half before cutting.
- Trace the triangle shape onto the burlap ribbon about 5-7 times--or as many as you'd like flags for your banner.
- Cut a length of twine about 4-6 feel long, or long enough to go from one end to the other of your flags, plus 1 foot on each side for hanging.
- Glue the twine across the top back of each of the burlap triangles, folding over the top edge of the triangle to help secure the twine.
- Sketch and cut out a beard shape onto the orange felt; small green triangles for gnome hats on the green felt; a thin black rectangle for the hat belt; and a small yellow square for the hat belt buckle. Place felt pieces onto the banner triangles and glue into place. Hot glue a small wooden bead just under the hat and centered on the beard. Repeat for each little gnome face.
- Trace the shamrock shape you have onto the green buffalo check bandana. Center it on the burlap banner and hot glue carefully as it is thin material and very hot. Repeat for every other burlap banner piece.
- Glue a piece of the shamrock ribbon to the top edge of each burlap banner piece and enjoy!
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More Fun Gnome Garlands You Might Like
- Epic and Easy Gnome Garland – This is the basic structure for all gnome garlands that my mind starts with. I went different for St. Patrick’s Day, but here’s where my brain goes.
- Reindeer Gnome Garland – Want to make a ridiculously fun gnome garland that reflects the whole set of Santa’s reindeer? This is it.
- Valentine Gnome Garland – Take your favorite lovey holiday and turn it on it’s head with adorable gnomes in shades of smooch!
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