DIY Mop Head Gnome In Gray and White

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This DIY mop head gnome in gray and white came together so quickly and is a fun upcycled jar craft. I had intended to make a gnome with a white mop head, but I found the gray and white one instead and I loved it! Let’s make one!

I’ve made so many different DIY gnomes that I should probably create a separate section for them. I seem to have a lot of readers who like gnomes and it looks like you and I also have something in common as well. Here’s a mop head gnome DIY that you’re sure to love! This is a fun craft project that you can make in about 10 minutes!

This neutral gnome color will be so easy to decorate for any season. DIY Christmas mop head gnomes are so popular so you could add some Christmas decor items to his hat. Here’s how to make a gnome out of a mop.

Supplies For DIY Mop Head Gnome In Gray And White

  • Glass jar or vase
  • Dollar Tree mop head in gray and white
  • Styrofoam ball cut in half (or any round object for a nose)
  • A fuzzy sock
  • Some polyfill or other fabric for stuffing
  • Hot glue gun
Supplies for DIY mop head gnome

How To Make A DIY Mop Head Gnome

So here’s how to make a gnome with a mop head. Cut off the mop strands to use for the beard. Glue them under the edge of the jar along the front half. You can trim them how you want once you have enough glued on.

Cut the styrofoam ball in half. You can save the other half for making another gnome. Glue that to the mop strands.

making a gray and white mop head gnome

Stuff a fuzzy sock up to the heal and pull it down over the lid of the jar. You may need to glue the sock in place around the edges of the jar and near the nose.

Flop the top of the hat forward and tie a knot to create a puffball for the top of the hat. I used another piece of mop strand for this.

mop head gnome hat

What Kind Of Jars Can You Use

You can use spaghetti sauce jars, mason jars, or any other glass jar. I made a pickle glass jar gnome. I’ve also made them with old flower vases. When you use an old vase of a container without a lid, tape a piece of paper for a lid so the stuffing doesn’t end up down in the jar.

mop head gnome DIY gray and white

Other Gnome DIY Projects You May Enjoy

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make a gnome using a mop head. Be sure to take a look at some of my favorite gnome ideas before you go.

Happy crafting,


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