Tutorial: Potted Gnome & Mushroom Garden

By Christy - May 05, 2010

Gnome lovers of all ages would love this easy garden inspired craft project. The materials can easily be obtained from craft stores or from ETSY.  Make this enchanted container garden to add a bit of magic to unexpected corners of your house. Enjoy!

Potted Gnome and Mushroom Garden Tutorial

  • Mini terra cotta clay pots, 2 1/2" (6.35 cm)
  • Styrofoam ball, 2 1/2 " ( 6.35 cm) 
  • Spanish moss
  • Glue gun and glue stick
  • Miniature plastic or styrofoam mushrooms
  • Miniature gnome figurine
1. Firmly insert styrofoam ball inside the mini terra cotta clay pot.
2. Using a glue gun, cover the exposed portion of the styrofoam ball with thick clumps of spanish moss for a wild, organic look.
3. Glue miniature mushrooms to the  surface of the moss covered ball.  Add a miniature gnome for a magical effect.
4. Water your little garden with lots of good wishes!

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  1. LOVE mushrooms. LOVE gnomes. couldn't get any better than this! =)

  2. What fun! I hope your having a lovely week, Christy!

    : )

    Julie M.

  3. hello my little sweet pea, sorry i havent visited in such a long time but i have been busyyyyy. i love this little idea and i have one very similar of my own but i havent had TIME to put it together!
    missing you

  4. That is sooo CUTE, Christy! Thanks for the great idea. :o)

  5. I love this! Where did you get your little gnome?

  6. So sweet! You know I'm seriously considering a mushroom garden. And my yard provides me with an endless supply of lovely green moss. I don't have an outdoor gnome though...

  7. Please tell me where you found your gnomes


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