DIY Sunflower Sock Gnome

DIY Sunflower Sock Gnome

The Dollar Tree Sunflower Gnome tutorial guides you through creating a delightful sunflower-themed gnome using affordable materials.

With a foam cone, gold-colored felt, a sunflower-patterned sock, faux fur, and small decorative elements, you'll craft a charming gnome perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your home decor

What you need

Foam Cone
Felt Roll Package with yellows and oranges
Mini Sunflowers
Sunflower Socks (Or from Dollar Tree)
Red Berry
Piece of raffia
Off White Faux Fur
Hot Glue Gun/ glue sticks
x-acto knife or razor blade


1. Prepare the Foam Cone:

Lay a piece of gold-colored felt on the table and place the foam cone on top. Roll the foam cone across the felt to measure how much you’ll need to cover it. Remember, you don’t need to cover it completely because the hat and beard will cover parts of it.

Trim off the excess felt, but don’t discard it as you’ll use it later.

Use the hot glue gun to adhere the felt to the foam cone.

2. Create the Hat:

Place the sock on top of the foam cone and measure how much you’ll need for the hat. Cut the sock right before the heel.

Flip over the faux fur so the backside is facing up. Use a razor blade or X-acto knife to cut the backside, pressing firmly but gently enough to avoid cutting through the fur.

Work in small sections, cutting pieces approximately 3 inches wide by 3 inches tall.

Trim the edges of the faux fur to create a triangle shape, with the wide part being the top of the beard. Use any leftover piece to cut a straight line down to create a mustache.

Apply hot glue to the backside of the faux fur and attach it to the foam cone to create the beard.

Place the sock on top of the foam cone to form the hat. Roll the bottom of the sock under to conceal the raw edge.

3. Add Facial Features:

Use a small sunflower decoration as the nose. Apply a dab of hot glue to the backside of the berry and attach it to the gnome’s face.

Roll leftover pieces of felt to create arms. Apply a line of glue to secure each arm, then attach them to the sides of the gnome’s body. Use additional hot glue to secure the arms together if necessary.

4. Final Touches:

Add decorative elements as desired. For example, you can attach small sunflower decorations to the hat or beard.

Apply dabs of hot glue around where the hat meets the foam cone to secure it in place.

Consider adding additional embellishments, such as ribbons, bows, or other decorative elements, to personalize your sunflower gnome.

With these simple steps, you can create your own charming Dollar Tree Sunflower Gnome to add a touch of whimsy and sunshine to your home decor.

Enjoy crafting and have fun adding your own unique touches to make your gnome truly one-of-a-kind!

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