Clay Pot Gnome Garden

3 Materials
30 Minutes

In my quest to make my garden pretty this year, I have a bunch of fun projects I want to complete. I am taking you all with me on my garden decorating journey! I made the Garden Stepping Stones, and the Garden Flower Stake. They came out so cute! Today we are going to make a super cute clay pot garden gnome.

Follow along and make one for your yard too!


4 Clay Pots in 4 different sizes. I don’t know what sizes I used exactly, I just stacked a few until I liked the look.

Acrylic paints in white for the beard and flesh color for his nose, and then colors you choose for your gnome body.

E6000 Glue

1 Wooden Half Bead

I used a chalk pencil and drew out an outline of his beard on the biggest pot. Then using the white paint I painted on his beard. It took two coats.

Next I painted the other 3 pots in the teal color I chose, you can paint them any color you’d like. On the bigger pot where I had painted the beard, I painted the rest of the pot black.

Once the teal was dry I added some white dots, using a spouncer. Again this is optional, you can design your gnome how you choose.

Here I used the E6000 glue and started stacking and gluing the pots on top of each other. Working from biggest on the bottom and smallest at the top.

Once the pots were stacked, I added his little nose right on the top of his beard. Once the glue is dry you can use and outdoor safe clear coat to protect him from the elements. That is it, all done!!

How ADORABLE is this Clay Pot Garden Gnome?! I love how he turned out!! Do you think you’ll make one?

I think I will make more in a few different colors!

EDIT; So I decided to add feet to my gnome, I thought his front was looking a little bare so I thought this would add a bit more detail. I just took a round sponge pouncer and put two circles for his feet! What do you think, with or without feet? I think they look cute and add a little soemthing to him!

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  • Chris Simpson Chris Simpson on Jun 01, 2021

    I would sticks dowel through the center holes and into the ground with another bead on top for a tassel. It would keep it from being knocked down by unwanted garden guest.

  • Ann29073400 Ann29073400 on Jun 02, 2021

    Where do I get a spouncer to make dots

  • Cathy Clark-Fitzpatrick Cathy Clark-Fitzpatrick on Jun 01, 2022

    Cute. I don’t see it stated what you used for a nose.

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