What is it about gnomes that are just so adorable? Whatever it is, I’m here for it. This fall gnome wreath is such a cute way to welcome in the autumn season.
You can find most, if not all, of the materials needed at your local dollar store, making this an inexpensive craft. We got most of ours from Dollar Tree but it’s really easy to find similar supplies at any dollar or discount store.
Dollar Store Fall Gnome Wreath
Dollar Tree Witch Hat (the one I used has black tinsel and the word boo on it)
6 bundles of fall leaves
6 Zip Ties
Hot Glue Gun/ glue sticks
Ping Pong Ball (Dollar Tree carries them in a pack of 6)
Fall Berry Picks ( 1 package from Dollar Tree)
Burlap ( I had bought a bunch at Walmart as it is a good price there but you can often find smaller packets at dollar stores. You might need to glue more than one piece together to form a large enough piece to wrap around the wreath)
Orange mum flower (leftover from a bundle I had from Dollar Tree)
Start be peeling off the silver Boo and any other sections of the hat that are silver (those could be seen through the burlap but the black won’t be)
Next flip the wreath over and using the scissors cut off the extra ends of the hat, you won’t need those and they will make the hat stick out to the sides
Take the bushels of the fall flowers and lay them out how you like the flowers to be seen. I them grouped them into sections of 2 and zip tied them to the backside of the hat. Make sure that the leaves are below the hat and kind of layered so it looks more like a beard. Trim the end of the zip tie.
Next lay your piece of burlap underneath the hat. I trimmed around it so I wouldn’t have a lot of excess and would have some for future projects. Add hot glue to the plastic sections of the backside of the wreath and fold the burlap over it.
Press down firmly to hold in place while the glue sets.
Pro Tip: Make sure to wear those little hot glue gun protectors you can get from Dollar Tree as well as other places so you don’t burn your fingers. Remember the burlap has holes in it!
Repeat this until the entire hat is covered. I folded over the edge of the burlap to make a brim so so I could tuck in the orange mum and one of the berry picks.
Add a dab of hot glue to the backside of the ping pong ball and press firmly onto the leaves.
You can attach a piece of wire (a twist tie works), a piece of string or yarn, or something similar to the back of the wreath for hanging. Tie it through the burlap or attach with hot glue.