Spring Wood Gnome DIY Using Dollar Tree Vinyl
These Spring wood gnomes are so elegant and beyond easy. Use a Dollar Tree craft supply to make these in a fun floral, a Buffalo check, glitter, rainbow, and other styles and colors!
There is not much hands on time for this easy DIY Spring decor idea, however, you will need to let the paint dry. Keep reading for the full printable and video tutorial and a lot of tips and tricks I learned along the way.
Spring Wood Block Gnomes
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I know a good thing when I see it and am always thinking up new ways to make DIY gnomes. When I stumbled upon this gorgeous floral permanent vinyl at the Dollar Tree, I grabbed it without knowing what I was going to use it for at all.
And then I stumbled over one of these wood triangles in my craft room and the idea smacked me in the head (I almost smacked my head on the cabinet, too). Anyway, I had previously cut these but you can buy precut triangles, so do not let that stop you.
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If you want to make these with me, gather up permanent vinyl, paint, faux fur, and wood balls. Friends, this is a fun Spring craft and I hope to see your creations!
No Time to Make This Now?
If you need to run to your local dollar store to find some pretty vinyl, I get it. Save this to a Spring pin board or share it on Facebook so you can easily find it later.
More Wood Gnomes You Might Like
- Wood Block Gnomes – The original wood gnomes are here on Ruffles and Rain Boots. See the ones who started it all – and were featured by Better Homes and Gardens in their exclusive Holiday Crafts issue!
- Easy Wood Nordic Gnomes – These winter gnomes are beautiful in their simplicity. The hat and the beard are minimal and stunning.
Tips for Making This Spring Gnome DIY
- Do not skip the painting step when creating these wood gnomes because it really makes a difference! I put the vinyl on a piece of scrap wood and it was a good bit duller than the painted blocks.
- Whether you cut the pieces yourself, use pre-cut wood triangles from Etsy, or use those triangle shelves from the Dollar Tree, please sand them first. I use the sanding blocks from Harbor Freight but the Dollar Tree often has them, too.
- Take care to cut the vinyl just outside of your trace line. This will allow the edges to be pressed down and sanded into place. The vinyl does not need to be sealed, so I think this step really helps to keep that stuff in place.
- The gnome beards can be any craft supply you have on hand. A few ideas are yarn, cotton mop heads, raffia, and moss.
- You can use any vinyl for this project! I just happened upon this navy and pink number and whew, I fell in love. That said, there are so many patterns available, you’re probably going to see another set of these in a Buffalo check for the holidays (Dollar Tree has it in white, green, and red).
DIY Spring Wood Gnome Tutorial
Below is the full written and printable tutorial for this DIY wood craft, complete with helpful images. If you are a visual learner, I recommend watching the full length Spring wood gnomes video tutorial on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe – we have a lot of fun over there.
More Spring Gnome Crafts and DIY Ideas
- Easter Bunny Gnome – Use hot glue or a sewing machine to make this absolutely adorable Spring gnome.
- Gardening Gnome – This chunky cutie is sure to bring the smiles; check out that gorgeous hat (it’s done in just minutes)!
- Spring Clay Pot Gnome – If you ever have those random clay pots lying around in your craft room (who doesn’t?), make this. That flower crown is absolutely stunning.
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