Topiary Gnome DIY

This adorable topiary gnome comes together in a flash and uses basic craft supplies to craft something whimsical. You can follow along with the written tutorial or watch the moss gnome video tutorial.

You will need a cone, sheet moss, and some greenery to create the base of this adorable Spring gnome idea. Add a nose and faux fur and this flower pot gnome is done.

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With that in mind, today I’m sharing an easy DIY gnome that doesn’t need a pattern. You can make this cutie along with me and vary all of the details to create truly unique gnome.

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Spring Moss Gnome Video Tutorial

If you’re a visual learner like me, head on over to watch the Spring topiary gnome video tutorial. It walks you through each step, showing all of the process. While you’re there, please subscribe.

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Materials for a Topiary Gnome

Below are the items I used but I encourage you to check your stash. If you have questions, leave me comment or email me and we’ll brain storm together.

  • 6-7 inch foam cone
  • sheet moss
  • 2.75-3 inch clay pot
  • greenery and small flowers
  • faux fur
  • a small wood flat back or bead
  • hot glue gun, scissors

How to Make This Spring Gnome

First, cut a piece of sheet moss and wrap the cone. Glue the sheet moss, leaving extra at the top to glue up the point. At the bottom, cut 1/2 inch slits and glue them down.

Crafter wrapping a cone in moss.

Next, use scissors or a craft knife to create a hole and glue in miniature flowers and greenery all around the topiary. Be sure to get the back, too. Put the topiary cone into the flower pot (glue or leave off to store).

Crafter gluing on florals and greenery to a cone gnome DIY.

Once all of the flowers are on, cut a piece of faux fur to create the beard. Glue down the top 1/4 edge to make it tailored and then glue it to the topiary gnome. Add a nose and display.

Crafter adding a fur beard to a moss gnome and a gnome nose.

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This adorable topiary gnome comes together in a flash and uses basic craft supplies to craft something whimsical. Video tutorial included!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 6-7 inch foam cone
  • sheet moss
  • 2.75-3 inch clay pot
  • greenery and small flowers
  • faux fur
  • a small wood flat back or bead

Tools

  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • craft knife

Instructions

    1. First, cut a piece of sheet moss and wrap the cone. Glue the sheet moss, leaving extra at the top to glue up the point. At the bottom, cut 1/2 inch slits and glue them down.
    2. Next, use scissors or a craft knife to create a hole and glue in miniature flowers and greenery all around the topiary. Be sure to get the back, too. Put the topiary cone into the flower pot (glue or leave off to store).
    3. Once all of the flowers are on, cut a piece of faux fur to create the beard. Glue down the top 1/4 edge to make it tailored and then glue it to the topiary gnome. Add a nose and display.

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