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Home For A Gnome

By: Mandy Fitzgerald
May 3, 2017

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Home For A Gnome

Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkein's home for Hobbits, "The Shire", I created this cozy little garden cottage. Built mainly from materials that you can find in your own backyard, paired with a few craft materials like clay, popsicle sticks, and of course DecoArt Patio Paint, I know you'll love creating your own gnome garden.

Items needed:

  • Patio Paint 2oz - Cloud White
  • Patio Paint 2oz - Wrought Iron Black
  • Patio Paint 2oz - Holly Berry Red
  • Patio Paint 2oz - Neon Blue
  • Patio Paint 2oz - Sunshine Yellow
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Model Magic / Clay
  • Wooden Craft Sticks (mini popsicle sticks)
  • Glue Gun and Glue
  • Paper
  • Small Stones
  • Backyard Flowers, Clovers, Moss, and Mulch
  • Small structure for base
  • Tray or empty picture frame



Be sure to visit Mandy Fitzgerald Artwork  for more projects and to learn more about Mandy Fitzgerald.


What a cute doggie! I hope she doesn't eat the hobbits!

Benjamin Howard

May 4, 2017

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