I’m so excited that Spring is finally here! I’m ready to transform my backyard from a dull, colorless landscape to a garden full of light and whimsy with the perfect yard crafts. I adore the fairy garden trend, and Tara did an AMAZING job with her tutorial. I love all the fun details in her fairy garden! We all know that fairies have other mythical friends who live in the woods with them, so why not create a home for them, too?
- Wood Square Shape
- Wood Rectangle Shape
- Craft Paint
- Square Paper Punch
- Waterproof Mod Podge Outdoor Formula
- Wood Grain Embossing Folder
- Liquid Nails Glue
Step one: Paint the wood square shapes. These will become the windows.
Step two: Cut a piece of card stock to fit the windows. Use a square paper punch to cut out four squares as pictured.
Step three: Cut cardstock to fit the rectangle and emboss it with the wood grain folder. I chose to sand it lightly to bring out the wood pattern.
Embellish the door with hinges (I used grungeboard shapes that I had in my stash) and cut the prongs off a brad to glue on and make a doorknob. It would be cute to add a tiny wreath to the door!
I didn’t want to damage any trees, so I used Liquid Nails (a fast drying caulk-like material) to glue the doors and windows onto the tree. The waterproof Mod Podge will protect the paper from rain, so your gnome house will be safe for some time!
My kids, especially my four year old, were delighted with this gnome yard craft. It’s simple enough that they can help you make it and decorate it. My daughter has turned ours into a home for various creatures (currently there are various plastic animals out there!) which she enjoys checking on every morning.
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!