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How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

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Oh my gosh, do you love Gnomes? I have been seeing them everywhere and just had to make my own DIY Mop Gnome.

I have fell in love with this little gnome, it’s so cute.

The ones pictured are Valentine’s Day themed but I will be making more and adding them in below, includes more photos of how it was done. I apologize for the lack of that.

This DIY is very easy to do and there are many different ways to make one. I have seen some use a cone, bandana, fabric, fur and other things but below I will show you what I used and how simple it was.

If you would like a printable version of this tutorial, please scroll down to the bottom of the post.

How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

Materials – DIY Mop Gnome

All materials used in this tutorial were purchased at Dollar Tree except the wood bead.

  • Bag of lentils ( you can even use beans or rice)
  • Mop head
  • Pair of socks
  • Rubber band
  • Hot glue
  • Wood bead (for nose)
How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

Instructions – DIY Mop Gnome

  • Take your bag of lentils or whatever you decided to use and put it inside of one of the socks. You can open the bag if you prefer and pour it in but I just left mine as is.
  • Put the open part of the sock facing up and tie a knot to secure it ( you can cut off extra part of the sock once tied)
  • On the side of the knot push your finger down into be contents to form a dip in the sock (shown below).
How to make a DIY Mop Gnome
  • Put some hot glue down in the dip you just made in the sock and put the mop head (the part that you disconnected from the handle) plastic side down into the dip and hold until dried.
  • Take the other sock and put it over the top of the mop head
  • Tie a rubber band to the top end of the sock to make it look like a night hat.
How to make a DIY Mop Gnome
  • Hot glue your wooden bead to the inside sock (shown below).

When it comes to the nose, you can use a wooden bead as I did or you can use a round Styrofoam ball or anything else that you might think will work.

I was making for a Valentine’s Day gift, so I added on a heart felt sticker (from Dollar Tree) to the hat. I am not sure how well it will stay on but I think it turned out adorable.

How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

I will definitely be making more of these little gnomes soon for different occasions or holidays, so please keep checking back for more to be added.

How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

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How to make a DIY Mop Gnome
How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

How to make a DIY Mop Gnome

A very cute and simple DIY to make your own Mop Gnome.

All materials used in this tutorial were purchased at Dollar Tree except the wood bead.

Materials

  • Bag of lentils ( you can even use beans or rice)
  • Mop head
  • Pair of socks
  • Rubber band
  • Hot glue
  • Wood bead (for nose)

Instructions

  1. Take your bag of lentils or whatever you decided to use and put it inside of one of the socks. You can open the bag if you prefer and pour it in but I just left mine as is.
  2. Put the open part of the sock facing up and tie a knot to secure it ( you can cut off extra part of the sock once tied)
  3. On the side of the knot push your finger down into be contents to form a dip in the sock (shown below).
  4. Put some hot glue down in the dip you just made in the sock and put the mop head (the part that you disconnected from the handle) plastic side down into the dip and hold until dried.
  5. Take the other sock and put it over the top of the mop head
  6. Tie a rubber band to the top end of the sock to make it look like a night hat.
  7. Hot glue your wooden bead to the inside sock (shown below).

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