Easy DIY Leprechaun Gnome for St. Patrick’s Day

Make Your Own DIY Leprechaun Gnome for St. Patrick’s Day! This easy Dollar Tree craft is perfect for adults and kids alike, so grab your budget-friendly supplies, put on some relaxing music, and get crafting!

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Some people think that leprechauns make creepy gnomes, but I’m here to change that stinkin’ thinkin’. I want to show you how to make this adorable DIY Leprechaun Gnome with just a few basic Dollar Tree items.

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What You Will Need to Make a DIY Gnome

supplies for St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gnome DIY

I found these really fun colored microfiber car wash mitts on Amazon that might be fun to use for making gnomes for every holiday! What do you think?

How to Make a Leprechaun Gnome

With minimal supplies needed to make this cute gnome come alive he is sure to bring some smiles into anyone’s life who makes him – so what are you waiting for? Let’s get crafting!

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If you’d prefer to watch a video tutorial that includes a few extra Dollar Tree Craft Tutorials, you can watch below. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and hit that notification bell while you’re over there for me!

Step One

Stretch out the microfiber chenille car wash mitt over the top of the mason jar.

stretching out car wash mitt

So easy!

covering mason jar with car wash mitt

Step Two

Wrap a zip tie around the elastic portion of the car wash mitt. I told you this was simple!

tightening zip tie onto car wash mitt

Step Three

Pick out a fun leprechaun hat! This one was from Dollar Tree, but you could even get creative an make your own hat.

leprechaun hat

Using hot glue attach a wood bead to the base of the leprechaun hat. Then place the hat over the top of the car wash mitt.

hot gluing wood bead

Step Four

Pick out a fun mustache sticker for your leprechaun gnome.

adding mustache to gnome

Attach the mustache sticker just underneath the wood bead using your hot glue.

hot gluing mustache sticker to gnome

Once all these details are added he is ready to bring some lucky charm into your home this St Patrick’s Day season!

St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gnome DIY

Literally, that’s it! You have crafted your very own DIY Leprechaun Gnome for St. Patrick’s Day!

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You can put it out on display now.

St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gnome DIY

Leprechaun Gnome Display Ideas

  • Show him off on a fireplace mantle
  • Set it out on your front entry table to greet guests
  • Use your gnome as part of a table centerpiece for the holiday
  • Tuck him into a bookshelf
  • Add your gnome to your decorated china hutch like me… see below!
St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gnome DIY in china hutch

What is a Leprechaun?

A leprechaun is a mythical creature from Irish folklore. It typically appears as a small man wearing a coat and cute little hat, often with buckled shoes and carrying a black cauldron.

Tales suggest that these iconic characters hide pots of gold at the end of rainbows or grant wishes in exchange for bribes. Though they may sometimes appear to offer good luck, they are known to be mischievous and tricky by nature, reveling in opportunities to play pranks.

Leprechauns have become popular figures in recent years with the success of books and films like ‘Leprechaun’ or ‘Leprechaun In The Hood’.

Regardless of its current popularity, the cultural significance of the leprechaun has existed throughout Ireland’s history as an integral part of its folklore heritage.

St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Gnome DIY on display

What is a Leprechaun Trap?

A leprechaun trap is a type of crafting project often associated with Irish culture. It usually consists of a decorative box or container that can be decorated with symbols and objects that are often associated with luck, like four-leaf clovers, horseshoes, rainbows, and so on.

Traditionally, it is believed that if you catch a leprechaun, you will win their fortune. Although this may not happen in real life, the fun of crafting your own leprechaun trap can bring joy to anyone who partakes in the activity!

Whether you have Irish heritage or just love celebrating St Patrick’s Day in style – it’s time to bust out those crafting supplies and get busy making this super adorable DIY Leprechaun Gnome! Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Easy DIY Leprechaun Gnome for St. Patrick’s Day

With minimal supplies needed to make this cute gnome come alive he is sure to bring some smiles into anyone’s life who makes him – so what are you waiting for? Let’s get crafting!

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Instructions

  • Stretch out the microfiber chenille car wash mitt over the top of the mason jar. So easy!
  • Wrap a zip tie around the elastic portion of the car wash mitt. I told you this was simple!
  • Using hot glue attach a wood bead to the base of the leprechaun hat. Then place the hat over the top of the car wash mitt.
  • Attach a fun mustache just underneath the wood bead using your hot glue.
  • Once all these details are added he is ready to bring some lucky charm into your home this St Patrick’s Day season!

6 Comments

  1. The leprechaun is so cute! Love him💕💕💕
    Like the pumpkins too!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad you’re here!

  2. Love the Leprechaun Gnome !!! So Cute……

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe! Thank you so much!

  3. Susie Moore says:

    5 stars
    You are just so clever! I love this idea!!!

    1. southerncrush says:

      Wow! Thank you so much for thinking so! I appreciate it!

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