How to Make a Gnome Home

Gnomes are small humanoids that are believed to live underground. Their homes can pop up anywhere outdoors. Here are just a few of their homes. You can see many more gnome homes on Pinterest.

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To make a gnome home in your yard, all you need is a tree, door, and a small window or two. After that, you have a home, or the sky is the limit.

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Here's one at the bottom of my biggest tree. The walking path to the door really adds charm, and is so simple to do with rocks, gravel, sand, or twigs--whatever you have.

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So cute. For adding little details, visit the doll house section of your local craft store. Can also get bridges and things in the aquarium section at the pet or discount stores.

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Table and coffee

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This is one we built at my Mom's house. Doors and windows can be made with any wood you might have on hand. We used twigs for these windows.

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Having no more trees, I added this one to the bird bath when it was too hot outside to keep water for the birds.

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This one is in a Kansas City park which sparked my entire interest in this, after a news story that gnome homes were mysteriously popping up in our park.

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This one is also in the same Kansas City park.

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Again, a door and a few windows is all it takes. Use a flat rock for a cute patio.

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What a cute tree stump. Now I wish I had a tree stump in my yard.

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Another door and window. Love the simplicity.

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Another charming tree stump. So inviting. Shhhh, I see another gnome!

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A cozy homemade door and pathway.

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A winding stairway to a single door and with a gnome to see!

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Ladder to a red door.

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Another in my back yard.

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My sister's back yard.

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My mom's back yard.

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Another in my Mom's back yard.

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My neighbor's yard.

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Mother and child noticing the gnome home in my neighborhood park

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In my neighborhood park

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Used fallen acorns for the pathway

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Laugh everyday

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Think happy thoughts

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Wizard of Oz surrounded by smoke.

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Red shoes and Toto.

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Make a wish

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Deck the tree

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Happy holidays

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Little Christmas stocking

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Merry Christmas!

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Have fun with these tiny back yard escapes.

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Just prepainted popsicle sticks.

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