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How to Make a Cute Flower Pot Gnome with Dollar Store Supplies

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Create adorable flower pot gnome crafts using dollar store supplies! Learn how to make a cute and budget-friendly gnome decoration today.

set of 2 flower pot gnomes.

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Flower Pot Gnome

We haven’t made a new gnome in a while, so today let’s make a cute flower pot gnome!

This little guy is just darling and the best part is you can make 2 for under $5!

You can make several to line a window sill or place on top of a buffet or mantel.

Wouldn’t these also make cute favors for a garden party or other get together?

We are thinking of hosting a craft night with friends. This is the perfect craft to make with friends.

Supplies Needed to Make Flower Pot Gnomes

All of the supplies with the exception of the faux fur is from the dollar store.

  • Bag of Beans or Rice
  • Faux Fur – you can find the best-priced fur at Hobby Lobby or Joann Fabric and Crafts
  • Wood Beads 
  • Twine
  • Pair of Socks
  • Zip Ties- you can find these at the dollar store
  • Hot Glue Gun – this cordless one is my favorite!
  • Razor Blade, Xacto Knife, or Craft Knife – this knife works perfectly for cutting fur
supplies for flower pot gnomes

How to Make Flower Pot Gnomes

There is a printable craft card below with a step-by-step tutorial.

I’ll share a few tips to make it super easy to make your own cute gnome!

set of 2 flower pot gnomes.

Add Beans to the Socks

We are using the sock method to make this gnome. Pick up a pair of colorful socks at the dollar store.

They have some really cute patterns and designs, even fun holiday styles.

You want to fill the sock with rice or beans. We used beans from the dollar store.

One bag will fill make two gnomes. So this is a very inexpensive craft!

flower pot gnome crafts on candle holders.

Decorate the Flower Pots

The terracotta pots are also from the dollar store. They have two sizes and come in a 2 pack and a 3 pack.

Decorate the pots however you like. You can paint them or decoupage them as shown in this tutorial.

Add the Fur for the Beard

There is an important tip for cutting faux fur.

Do NOT use scissors. You want to use a craft knife so you just cut the backing on the fur and not the fur itself.

faux fur for gnome.

Also, cut the fur so it is angled and comes to a point for the bottom of the beard.

Cut faux fur for gnome

Secure the Beard

Before hot gluing the beard, place the flower pot on top of the gnome body so you can determine where to glue the beard.

A bead of hot glue should do it.

The beard is glued to the body. Next up, place the flower pot on top of the gnome body.

You can mold the body into the pot so it is nice and snug.

You may just have to manipulate the beans so it is the correct width.

pink floral flower pot gnome.

Add a bit of hot glue on the inside of the flower pot and hold it for a minute or two.

Attach Wood Bead

When attaching the nose, place it directly below the pot. That’s all there is to it!

Feel free to decorate the flower pot if you like. A single flower looks adorable on the rim.

pair of flower pot gnomes.

We also added a bit of fur at the top of the pot. We love how they turned out!

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flower pot gnome supplies.

What do you think? Is this something you can see yourself making?

If you do make your own flower pot gnome, please share it with me on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @ourcraftymom.

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Flower pot gnome with flower.

Flower Pot Gnome

Yield: 1 Gnome


  • Pair of Socks
  • Bag of Beans
  • Twine
  • Small Terracotta Pots


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Craft Knife


  • Place 1/2 a bag of beans in each sock.
  • Tie the top with twine or a rubber band.
  • Hot glue the fur at the top of gnome body.
  • Place the flower pot on top of the gnome and secure with a bit of hot glue.
  • Decorate the garden pot with a flower if you like.
  • Hot glue a wood bead for the gnome nose just below the flower pot.

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