You would never know it now but this adorable little Valentine Gnome began as a Dollar Tree tinsel tree! Every once in a while, it’s fun to go strolling the isles at the dollar stores in search for a few unexpected crafty items! This is how this fun little Valentine Gnome was born.
Like most of my Dollar Tree projects, I like to provide a supply list of materials from other shoppable sources, like Amazon. You may find that not all Dollar Trees carry the same items. You can create a very similar look using the supplies below.
Supplies for Valentine Gnome
- hallow cone form
- plastic globe with opening, I used a small succulent planter
- mop head
- wood knob
- mason jar
- wood hearts
- paint, stain, ribbon, fabric, hot glue
It is up to you and how creative you would like to get with the cone shape as a hat. I used a Dollar Tree Christmas Tree which you can see in the how to video. But that is not your only option. This cone here or even a rolled piece of poster board would do the trick. It’s going to be covered in fabric anyway!
This little tiny “fish bowl” is an important piece for the overall functionality of this project. The opening fits on top of a regular sized mason jar perfectly, creating that lid-type function.
The mop head brings everything together as the gnomes beard! It covers the fish bowl and adds that cute gnome look we all love so much.
No gnome is complete without those cute little noses. These little wood knobs are perfect nestled between the strands of his new mop head beard.
The mason jar will serve as the body of your Valentine gnome. I filled mine with cute pink and red beads for a festive touch, but it would be even cuter styled with candy hearts or other Valentine’s Day candies.
No gnome is complete without a little bit of character and charm. These little wood hearts added that little extra does of love to our Valentine Gnome!