St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Door Hanger

Let’s get a little crafty by making the cutest St. Patrick’s Day gnome door hanger. It’s made with Dollar Tree supplies so it’s super budget-friendly to DIY. 

It’s a simple project that anyone can do, and it’s sure to add some festive Irish flair to your home. So gather your supplies and let’s get started!

st patrick's day gnome on front door

I had so much fun making a Valentine’s Day gnome for my front door, that I just had to make a St. Patrick’s day one too! I’m kind of obsessed with this little DIY. Aren’t they the cutest?

If you have visited the blog before, you know how much I love to make gnome hangers. See some below.

Take a look at several other DIY GNOMES I’ve shared:

Here are the simple steps so you can make your own gnome. Let’s get to it! 

Supplies for St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Door Hanger

All the supplies needed can be found HERE in my Amazon Shop!

  • Styrofoam sphere half
  • Cardboard
  • Assorted Shamrocks – felt, paper, doilies or scrap fabric
  • Burlap
  • Box Cutter or zipsnip cutters
  • Metal Welcome
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Assorted ribbon
  • Ziptie
st patricks day gnome supplies

How to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Door Hanger

Step 1.

Start by tracing a triangle onto the cardboard for the gnome’s hat. I wanted mine large to hang on my door. But, you can cut it any size you want.

drawing triangle on cardboard

Step 2.

Use your box cutter, or zipsnip cutters to cut out the cardboard hat. 

using craft knife to cut cardboard

Step 3.

Hot glue your burlap fabric onto the cardboard. Fold over the edges so it looks nice and finished 
folding burlap onto cardboard

Step 4.

Begin gluing the assorted shamrocks under the bottom of the gnome burlap hat. Alternate different sizes and colors of shamrocks. These were from the Dollar Tree. I simply flipped some of them over to vary the colors.

Continue gluing the shamrocks until the gnome beard is nice and full. Create a reverse triangle look so it represents a beard.

gluing shamrocks to gnome form

Step 5. 

Cover the half styrofoam sphere with the gold gilder’s wax to give it a nice, solid gold finish. You can use a paper towel or soft cloth for this.

wiping off gnome nose wax

Step 6

The gold wax wasn’t shiny enough for me, so I painted the large half styrofoam sphere for the gnome’s nose. I went with a gold chalk paste that blended well with the shamrocks. Let it dry. 
painting gnome nose

Step 7

st. patrick's day gnome

Glue the gnome nose just under the rim of the burlap to make it appear to “peek” out from under the front.


Step 8. 

Hot glue the welcome sign to the front of the gnome hat and finish it off with a couple of sparkly shamrocks topped with a simple zip tie bow in the corner. 

close up of gnome

Step 10. 

Attach a zip tie to the back of the burlap and secure it with a small piece of cardstock and a little hot glue.


Hang the sweet gnome on your front door, or inside and wait until you see how your friends and family smile when they see this little cutie! 

st patricks gnome on front door

Doesn’t this sweet gnome door hanger look just darling on my front door?

gnome door decor

Another view of the gnome hanging on my front door.

St Patricks Day Gnome Door Decor Close up angle

Definitely keep this idea on your list for a festive St. Patrick’s Day craft!  Super budget-friendly and fun!

view of st. patricks day gnome on door

step by step video tutorial

If you want to see the exact step-by-step process, be sure to check out this video tutorial below over on my YouTube Channel!

Youtube thumbnail for shamrock gnome door hanger

I hope you enjoyed this darling St. Patrick’s Day gnome door hanger. If you make your own please share in the comments below. I’d love to see it!


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St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Door Decor

Let me show you how to make the cutest St. Patrick's Day gnome for your front door!
Keyword: diy gnome, dollar tree gnome, door hanger, st. patrick’s day



  • Wooden Beads
  • Cardboard
  • Assorted Shamrocks
  • Welcome Sign


  • Draw a triangle on the cardboard for the gnome hat. Cut the hat.
  • Hot glue burlap to cover the cardboard.
  • Paint the wood bead for the gnome nose.
  • Let dry and hot glue it just under the hat.
  • Begin gluing the assorted shamrocks on the bottom of the burlap hat.
  • Continue gluing the shamrocks until the beard is full.
  • Hot glue a zip tie to the back of the hat for hanging.
  • Secure the welcome sign to the middle of the hat.
  • Finish the hat with a couple of sparkly shamrocks on the corner of the hat.
  • Hang our adorable gnome!


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