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Make The Cutest Valentine’s Day Gnome From An Empty Bottle!

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Learn how to make the cutest Valentine’s Day Gnome that you can use freestanding or in a wreath like I show below.

Make An Adorable Valentine's Day Gnome Wreath

Hello and thanks for stopping by. I’ve been working on a few Valentines Day wreaths and couldn’t wait to share this DIY gnome wreath with you.

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The popularity of gnomes amazes me, but there is something about them that people love.

They are in all the home stores and all over the web.

This little cutie would make a great Valentine gift. Why not make a gnomes couple to really make fun Valentine decor?

You can see several other DIY gnomes I’ve made below:

My good friend is obsessed with them, so I really wanted to surprise her with a gnome wreath for her birthday.

I can’t show that one, because it will ruin the surprise, but while I was making it I decided to make a Valentine’s Day gnome to add to my Etsy shop. 

Valentine's Day Gnome Wreath

Isn’t it just adorable? You will not believe what I used to make the gnome. 

You ready for the secret supply?

Here it is:

supplies for gnome wreath

Yup-a repurposed Purex Crystals bottle! Pretty cool, right?

I’m always careful to create and decorate on a budget, so being able to repurpose items is so helpful. 

Here is the simple tutorial.

Valentine Gnome Decoration


Step 1.

Cover the Purex bottle with felt and cut it to size to cover about 3/4 of the bottle.

felt folded on purex bottle

Step 2.

Hot glue the felt around the Purex bottle. You want it to be snug. 

Felt cut for gnome

Step 3.

Cut a template for the gnome hat. The size is about 7″x7″.

felt for gnome hat

Step 4. 

Add a piece of wire to the hat. This will allow you to bend it if you want.

wire for gnome hat

Step 5.

Run hot glue along the length of the hat to secure it.

felt hat on bottle

Step 6.

Measure around the Purex bottle to determine the length of the fur needed. There is a tip for cutting faux fur. You don’t want to cut straight across.

The edges will be blunt. You want to cut the very bottom of the fur backing. That way the fur will still have the natural edge. 

cutting faux fur for gnome

Step 7.

Hot glue the fur around the top 1/4 of the Purex bottle. You want to cover the entire bottle.

fur on bottle

Step 8.

Now you want to cut a small piece of fur for the gnome’s beard. I just eyeballed it, but about a 3.5″ rectangle should do it.

gnome beard

Step 9.

Once the beard is in place, you can hot glue the gnome hat to meet up with the beard.

gnome beard

Step 10.

Add the wood bead for the gnomes nose using hot glue. 

wood nose on gnome

Step 11.

Use the paper punch to cut out glitter hearts to add to the gnome hat with a dab of hot glue.

If you are going to use the gnome freestanding, your Valentine gnome decoration is complete.

But if you want to add it to the grapevine wreath, you can attach it with floral wire.

pink ribbon

I also added a pretty pink wired bow to the grapevine wreath and a wired garland.

pink beads on gnome wreath

Instead of a pompom for the top of the gnome hat, I used a scrap of fur. 

gnome wreath diy

There you have it-an adorable Valentine’s Day gnome wreath that you can make in about 30 minutes.

One way to keep costs down is to use a coupon for the faux fur.

That is the most expensive part of the gnome.

Otherwise, this is a very inexpensive DIY.

I hope you enjoyed this fun craft. Have a great day!

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Google Web Story: Easy DIY Gnome From a Repurposed Purex Bottle

I’ve joined some of my blogging friends for a Valentine’s Day Home decor blog tour. Please check out their amazing valentine’s Day projects below.

Rebecca from Zucchini Sisters shares a gorgeous DIY Burlap Wreath that looks great indoors or out:

burlap wreath

Kippi from Kippi at Home is sharing pretty Valentine’s Day crafts that are easy to make:

gnome pillow

Becca from Hello Central Avenue created this easy DIY yarn and pompom wreath for Valentine’s Day:


Lia at Southern Yankee DIY made these adorable Valentine’s Day Tea Towels:

valentine's day tea towels

Kerri from Mama Dare to DIY shows us how to decorate a beautiful Valentine’s Day Front Porch display with dollar tree items:


Pamela from DIY Vibes is sharing pretty Burlap and Wood Valentine’s Day Signs that are surprisingly easy to make:

burlap signs

Sarah from Salmonde made this pretty ombre heart wreath out of coffee filters! Isn’t it amazing?

coffee filter valentine wreath

Agnes from Just That Perfect Piece shares a budget-friendly and gorgeous book page Valentine’s Day wreath

book page wreath

For even more Valentine’s Day ideas, check out these ideas:

valentine's day wreath dollar store

Valentine’s Day Wreath

Valentine's Day Desserts

15 Sweet Treats For Valentine’s Day

buffalo plaid heart

Buffalo Plaid Heart

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day! 

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This little Gnome is so cute and I love that you recycled something to make it Nice job!

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I just adore your gnome Valentine wreath. You were so smart to put this on a white grapevine wreath, using the fragile beads on the garland, and making a PINK beard! How cute is he? I want to make one right NOW!

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