DIY Mini Garden Gnome Plant Stakes

mini gnome garden stakes in grassmini gnome garden stakes in grass

Tool Tip: Get familiar with the wood burning tool - Practice on an extra piece of scrap wood. Hold the tool like a pen or pencil and try different tips while testing the temperature you like working with best. 

Step-by-Step Instructions


1. Use the drill bit with the rotary tool to drill a small hole in the center bottom of each peg person. Place a skewer into the bottom hole and hot glue in place.

2. Holding the wood burning tool like a pencil, use the wood burning tool to add eyes to each peg person. Once the eyes are added, cover the head and skewer with tape to protect while airbrushing.

using the wood burning tool to create eyes

3. Load the paint reservoir of the airbrush approximately ⅓ full with the airbrush paint. Test the airbrush on a scrap piece of paper before applying and adjust as needed. Hold the skewer and begin airbrushing the body until happy with the outcome. Remove tape when dry.

air brush kit next to wooden people and tape

4. Use watercolors to add a bit of blush to the cheeks of each peg person. Tip: Use a Q-tip to get a perfect circle.

blue painted wooden person next to family of wooden

5. Create the pointy hat by holding a piece of colorful felt using the rotary cutter to cut a rounded edge close to the corner. For the beard cut a white piece of felt to look like a triangle or heart shape. 

using zipsnip to cut yellow felt

6. Hot glue the hat around the head and hot glue the beard in place. Give your gnome a home in one of your house plants or in your garden!