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Dollar Tree Leprechaun Gnome

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Using craft sticks and a cotton mop head, create this quick and easy Dollar Tree Leprechaun Gnome with the kiddos in just 30 minutes. Use traditional materials and supplies from Dollar Tree in unique and unconventional ways to create awesome home décor.

Read on below, and download the free printable patterns to see how easy this craft is to make with your kids. Also, be sure to check out all of our Dollar Tree Crafts for even more ideas!

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Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Gnome

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Here's what you need to make a Gnome for St. Patrick's Day

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Here's how to create a Gnome with Dollar Tree Supplies

STEP ONE

To begin the St. Patrick's Day Gnome, gather all supplies. Cut approximately 30 individual strings from the cotton mop head with scissors. Get them damp under running water, squeeze the excess water out and place in a gallon zipper bag.

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STEP TWO

Squeeze Jack-O-Lantern Orange acrylic craft paint into the bag, then zip it closed. Squish the paint into the cotton mop strings until they are all coated.

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Turn out the orange mop strings onto a garbage bag, and set aside to dry. It will take approximately 24 hours for the string to dry. Place them in the sun for a shorter drying time. When the strings dry, there will be color vairations from light ornage to dark orange, and they will be stiff.

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STEP THREE

To create the Leprechaun’s hat, line up five jumbo craft sticks on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the hat and attach with a glue gun and glue sticks. Flip hat over and glue one jumbo craft stick to the hat base to create the brim. TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

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Trim one jumbo craft stick to the width of the hat to become the hat band. Paint the hat brim with Lamp Black acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.

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STEP FOUR

Using a flat paintbrush, basecoat the front, back, and sides of the Leprechaun’s hat with Festive Green acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.

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STEP FIVE

Download, Print and cut out the LEPRECHAUN GNOME PATTERNS from the bottom of this post. Trace the buckle onto Yellow Kunin Classic Felt , and then cut out with scissors.

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Glue the craft stick black hat band just above the hat brim. Attach the yellow craft felt buckle to the center of the hat band with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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STEP SIX

Flip the Leprechaun hat over and attach 15 cotton mop head strings along the base of the bottom wooden craft stick with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue 15 additional cotton mop head strings on a second layer.

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STEP SEVEN

Trace the shamrock pattern onto Neon Green Kunin Classic Felt and cut out with scissors. To finish, attach a green button to the center of the shamrock and secure the shamrock to the Leprechaun’s hat with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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Glue the wooden ball to the top center of the Leprechaun’s beard. Tie rainbow grosgrain ribbon into a bow, and glue to the center of the buckle. To finish, attach a green button to the center of the shamrock and secure to the Leprechaun’s hat with a glue gun and glue sticks.

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Download the Leprechaun Gnome Patterns HERE

Dollar Tree Popsicle Stick Gnome

Create this lucky Leprechaun Gnome to work on shapes, cutting, color and counting with the kiddos. Make learning FUN on St. Patrick’s Day! Add this craft stick and mop Gnome to your home decor, hang it on the front door or gate to greet all your visitors. Use a pom pom or button instead of a wooden ball for the nose!

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More St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Using simple supplies from Dollar Tree, create quick and easy Craft Stick Shamrocks with the kiddos in just about 30 minutes. learn how to make Dollar Tree shamrocks with regular and jumbo-size wooden craft sticks. The perfect addition to a St. Patrick's Day lesson plan, this quick and easy craft can be completed with limited supplies like paint, glue, and popsicle sticks.

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I love rainbows and leprechauns, how about you? When I get the chance to sit down and draw, I am at my happiest. My Free St. Patrick's Day Coloring Pages are perfect to print out for the kiddos to color, but can also be colored by adults and framed for some sweet home decor.

Made from a wooden shape and scraps of ribbon, this Dollar Tree Buffalo Plaid Shamrock will greet all your St. Patrick’s Day guests in style! The secret is painter's tape and three colors added from light to dark. Buffalo plaid is a quick and easy technique to achieve once you know these quick and easy steps.

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Are you too busy to make this Dollar Tree Craft Stick and Mop Leprechaun Gnome right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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I'd love to hear what you think about this project, or if you want to know more about Dollar Tree crafts. If you've made your own Gnome projects, I would love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram, and Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #CreativelyBeth

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