Dollar Tree Gnome Christmas Tree DIY

7 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

Hey all! I love making Christmas gnomes and this one was made using only dollar store items. This is great for the upcoming holiday season.


First, grab a small tree to work with.

Remove the plastic base of the tree.

Now you’ll have just the metal pole!

Then cover the pole with glue and stick it to the back of the boots!

Then cut a piece of the fur and cover the top of the pole.

Now it’s super clean and you can barely see it. You could also choose to paint the bottom of the pole black to match the boots.

Next step is the hat! Cut the fabric you'd like, (16" in height). For the mittens, cut out a curve. I did this free hand, and then glued the fabric together. Then flip them inside out, so you don't see the seam.

Now take the hat and pull it over the top of tree!

Next will do the nose and beard. Grab the package of tree stems and a large wood ball.

Stick some of the greenery into the hole of the wooden bead, and then glue some white stems on the bottom as the beard.

This is how it should look! You can stick it under the hat.

Then add the mittens over a branch- as hands! THat's it, they are so easy and cost less than $10.

These look so great with my holiday decor! Check out more of what I do over on Gilbert Marketplace

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  • Kimberly Goins
    on Nov 29, 2019

    Are the boots & fur from Dollar Tree? When I clicked on the boots link it took me to Amazon. There is no link for the fur.

  • Sonia Provencal
    on Dec 1, 2019

    I see the small Christmas trees at the dollar store but where did you get the boots? :0)

  • Nancy Wells
    12 minutes ago

    where did you get the boots? fabric? you never say-and wooden balls? None of those items are at any dollar stores are in the my area Eastern shore/ Maryland or Delaware-

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  • Annie Sprinkles
    on Nov 22, 2019

    i will try this project thank you for sharing

  • Diana Montgomery
    4 days ago

    I do it differently. I made lot of something similar last year. I used 2 trees per gnome. Makes it look fuller. I paint whiskers on the tree.

    • Diana Montgomery
      4 days ago

      With DT boots it did great each tree stem went into a boot. Worked perfect ones from walmart art much smaller they will not work with 2 trees. I saw the trees this year and if possible they are thinner then last years. .

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