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DIY Dollar Tree Rainbow Bunny Gnome

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This Rainbow Bunny Gnome is the cutest Gnome to have in your home for Easter. It’s made using supplies from Dollar Tree and it is so easy to make!

Rainbow bunny gnome made from dollar tree supplies. Finished Easter gnome in an Easter basket.

Rainbow Bunny Gnome

I have a new found love for Gnomes. I’ve always thought they were cute but it wasn’t until I actually started making and displaying them, that I became obsessed.

Rainbow bunny gnome made from dollar tree supplies. Finished Easter gnome in an Easter basket.

I used to think that Gnomes were just a thing for gardens or perhaps the holidays but I was so wrong!

You can customize any Gnome for any occasion which means you can have Gnomes in your home all year long!

As with any obsession, it can become quite expensive fast. That is why I love that the majority of the time, I can find supplies at my local Dollar Tree and have a craft day making my own Gnome just like this adorable Easter Gnome.

So, if you are looking for a cute and fun craft for your home, say no more!

Rainbow bunny gnome made from dollar tree supplies. Finished Easter gnome in an Easter basket.

How to Make A Dollar Tree Rainbow Bunny Gnome

Supplies Needed:

easter rainbow bunny gnome supplies on table

How to Assemble Your Rainbow Easter Bunny Gnome

Open the white sock, and fill the bottom with about a 1⁄4 cup of decorative small pebbles. You just need enough to keep the sock weighted, so that the gnome doesn’t fall over.

Next, add fiber fill on top of the pebbles until the sock is very full and rounded, almost to the top.

Take your marble and place inside of the fiber fill in the sock, and push it towards wherever you want the nose to be.

Place your rubber band around the outside of the sock, with the marble in it. Make sure to wrap the rubber band multiple times, so that the marble doesn’t slip out.

Gather the sock at the top, and place the second rubber band around it, and again wrap it around multiple times. You may need to pull and stretch the sock a little bit to make sure your gnome is nice and rounded and even.

Once you have the shape you like, cut the remaining top of the sock off with scissors. Hot glue the edges down, so that the edges are flush. I used the blades of my scissors to press down, so that I didn’t burn myself on the glue.

Add hot glue to the top of the sock opening, and place the styrofoam cone on top.

Stretch the yellow sock over the cone, and pull it down to cover the top of the white sock. Roll it up one time, and then hot glue it to the white sock.

Using scissors or a box cutter, cut the ears of the Easter Bunny headband, leaving about 1⁄2” on both sides. There were two pieces of wire attaching the ears to the headband, so I ended up having to use wire cutters to remove them, but you could possibly use scissors also. Once the ears are removed, fold the extra fabric at the bottom over and hot glue together. Place the ears inside the folded flap of the yellow sock hat, and hot glue them into place.

Wrap the duster/mop head around the gnome to measure where to cut for the beard. Once you have it lined up, and decide where to cut, flip the duster/mop head over, and use a box cutter or scissors to cut the back side. There will be excess loose pieces. Just pull them away until it stops shedding, and dispose of them. The beard should be in a slight trapezoid shape. Hot glue the beard to the gnome, tucking it right below the nose.

Lastly, remove the remaining fabric from the headband, and fold the cut edges over and glue them. Glue the fabric on the sides of the gnomes to be the arms, and add a little glue to the middle, to make the hands overlap.

Your gnome is now complete, and ready to enjoy. It will make the perfect addition to your Easter decorations.

Rainbow bunny gnome made from dollar tree supplies. Finished Easter gnome in an Easter basket.
Rainbow Bunny Gnome

Rainbow Bunny Gnome

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

This Rainbow Bunny Gnome is the cutest Gnome to have in your home for Easter. It's made using supplies from Dollar Tree and it is so easy to make!

Materials

  • 1 White Sock & 1 Yellow Sock - I purchased this double pack that came with both pairs from Dollar Tree.
  • Small Decorative Pebbles - preferably in white, but any color will work.
  • Fiber Fill - I used leftovers I had from past projects.
  • 2 Rubber Bands
  • 1 Marble
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • 1 Small Foam Cone
  • 1 Rainbow Easter Bunny ears headband
  • 1 White Microfiber Duster/Mop head
  • Box cutter
  • Wire cutters

Instructions

  1. Open the white sock, and fill the bottom with about a 1⁄4 cup of decorative small pebbles. You just need enough to keep the sock weighted, so that the gnome doesn’t fall over.
  2. Next, add fiber fill on top of the pebbles until the sock is very full and rounded, almost to the top.
    Take your marble and place inside of the fiber fill in the sock, and push it towards wherever you want the nose to be.
  3. Place your rubber band around the outside of the sock, with the marble in it. Make sure to wrap the rubber band multiple times, so that the marble doesn’t slip out.
  4. Gather the sock at the top, and place the second rubber band around it, and again wrap it around multiple times. You may need to pull and stretch the sock a little bit to make sure your gnome is nice and rounded and even.
  5. Once you have the shape you like, cut the remaining top of the sock off with scissors. Hot glue the edges down, so that the edges are flush. I used the blades of my scissors to press down, so that I didn’t burn myself on the glue.
  6. Add hot glue to the top of the sock opening, and place the styrofoam cone on top.
  7. Stretch the yellow sock over the cone, and pull it down to cover the top of the white sock. Roll it up one time, and then hot glue it to the white sock.
  8. Using scissors or a box cutter, cut the ears of the Easter Bunny headband, leaving about 1⁄2” on both sides. There were two pieces of wire attaching the ears to the headband, so I ended up having to use wire cutters to remove them, but you could possibly use scissors also. Once the ears are removed, fold the extra fabric at the bottom over and hot glue together. Place the ears inside the folded flap of the yellow sock hat, and hot glue them into place.
  9. Wrap the duster/mop head around the gnome to measure where to cut for the beard. Once you have it lined up, and decide where to cut, flip the duster/mop head over, and use a box cutter or scissors to cut the back side. There will be excess loose pieces. Just pull them away until it stops shedding, and dispose of them. The beard should be in a slight trapezoid shape. Hot glue the beard to the gnome, tucking it right below the nose.
  10. Lastly, remove the remaining fabric from the headband, and fold the cut edges over and glue them. Glue the fabric on the sides of the gnomes to be the arms, and add a little glue to the middle, to make the hands overlap.
  11. Your gnome is now complete, and ready to enjoy. It will make the perfect addition to your Easter decorations.

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