DIY Scented Broom Gnomes Tutorial

These broom gnomes are a quick craft you can create any time of year. Today I created this Christmas in July craft in less than 10 minutes using only dollar store supplies.

One of the coolest finds at the Dollar Tree are the mini brooms, scented with either cinnamon or eucalyptus. These are easily turned into a gnome ornament or shelf sitter and can be dolled up with Buffalo check, ticking stripe, or any other fabric.

Horizontal image of a scented broom gnome ornament with farmhouse bead hanger and Buffalo check hat next to a plant and copper vase.
This craft takes less than 10 minutes and is a fun Dollar Tree Christmas craft idea.

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Cinnamon Broom Gnome Craft

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While at the dollar store today, tucked away on the very bottom of the candles section, I noticed small eucalyptus and cinnamon broom sticks. I only picked up one because I didn’t know if my idea would hold water, but I’ll be back for more.

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Vertical image of a close up of a scented whisk broom gnome made from a scented broom, fuzzy sock, and wood beads.
Create this adorable little no sew gnome in under 10 minutes.

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Tips and Considerations for Scented Broom Crafts

  • I turned this into an ornament because I was unsure what would happen over time if I placed this heavily oiled piece onto my furniture. My hands were noticeably covered.
  • Because I loved the way this turned out and wanted to create something for fall, I picked up some unscented whisk brooms that I’m going to make. I’ll update you here.
  • If you are sensitive to cinnamon, eucalyptus, or other oils, use something like these dried arrangements. They would be beautiful for fall.
  • If you have fabric for a gnome hat, cut it pretty small for this project. The piece I used was only about 3-4 inches high. It allowed a very strong hold for the hanger.
  • This easy DIY is fun because you do not have to create the gnome body is done for you, leaving you to decorate the hat and hanger!
  • As you will see in the scented broom gnome video tutorial, I debated painting these white or silver for a holiday look. I’m not sure how well the paint will adhere (or if it would last), so if you have painted these, please let me know in the comments!
  • If you need ideas, this would make an adorable witch gnome or other Halloween gnome, fall gnome (with a neutral colored hat), or even a broom closet gnome with a little mini broom of his own!
Square close up image of a broom gnome with a Buffalo check fuzzy sock hat and a wooden nose.
Create an adorable holiday gnome using a whisk broom.

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How to Make a Broom Gnome (Includes Video Tutorial)

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this easy craft idea. If you are creating a playlist or are a visual learner, watch the short video tutorial for the broom gnome ornament here.

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Yield: 1 Gnome Ornament

DIY Scented Broom Gnomes

Square close up image of a broom gnome with a Buffalo check fuzzy sock hat and a wooden nose.

These scented broom gnomes are a great Dollar Tree Christmas craft you can do in under 10 minutes. Everything you need can be found at the dollar store and everyone will LOVE these gnomes on the tree, on packages, or tucked into displays.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Scented Broom
  • Fuzzy Sock
  • Wooden Beads (1 or 4)
  • Twine


  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Scissors


  1. Remove the tie string from the scented broom. It cannot be used as a hanger because it will push the gnome ornament forward. Crafter removing the hanging tag from the whisk broom.
  2. Turn the hat inside out and cut it just above the heel (use only the top of the sock for this project). Crafter cutting off the ankle portion of sock above heel.
  3. From the finished edge of the sock (the top of the ankle), leave about an inch and cut from one side to the top side of the other. You will have created a triangle. Crafter using scissors to shape the sock into a gnome hat.
  4. Use hot glue to seal the open (cut) portion of the triangle gnome hat. Turn the hat inside out and fit it onto the gnome. Crafter using hot glue to secure the cut edge of the sock gnome hat closed.
  5. Secure a wood bead to the front of the gnome just under the brim of the hat. Crafter using hot glue to secure the wood bead onto the mini broom for a gnome nose.
  6. Glue down the back of the hat, taking care to go very high in the back side. Glue down the brim of the hat to the top of the gnome nose. Glue down the sides. Crafter gluing the gnome hat to the back of the mini scented broom.
  7. Thread the needle with twine and slide on the remaining three wooden beads. Thread it through one side of the top of the hat (about 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch away from the tip) and out the other. Crafter threading beads onto twine and pierce through hat for hanger.
  8. Thread the needle with twine through the bottom of the bottom most bead and then up through the rest. Secure the twine at the top for a hanger. Crafter threading needle and twine through beads for decoration.


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Broom gnomes are great to tuck into tiered trays, holiday displays, and hang from wreaths.

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