Hi everyone, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft. I love garden gnomes. They have a creepy, mischievous demeanor that is perfect for a Halloween take on a fairy garden. I love Halloween and the great costumes, candy and cute decorations. Nothing really creepy or scary. A gnome is the perfect touch for a little spooky element in my haunted terrarium garden. This is an easy DIY and fun craft for older kids too!
- Darice Black Decorator Sand
- Darice Geometric Terrarium
- Acrylic Craft Paints and Paint Brush
- Darice Mini Succulents
- Darice Mini Fairy Garden Gnome
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
First, transform this little garden gnome into a Halloween gnome with some acrylic paint. Paint the red hat a shade of purple. Next, paint the shirt a lime green. Leave the pants and boots, they are great!
Carefully use a hot glue gun to fill around the pot in a round pumpkin shape. Use a heat tool if necessary to melt the glue together and melt any strings. Older kids should be able to do all the steps of this project, except this one. Use caution and don’t burn yourself! Build the glue up slowly. Add a little bit of glue, let it dry and then add some more. If the hot glue idea feels too daunting, get some air-dry clay and build it up around the flower pot, then let it dry completely before painting.
You could even transform this fairy garden cloche DIY decor into a Halloween craft with the same haunted accents used in this post!