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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Another door and window. Love the simplicity.

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

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

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A cozy homemade door and pathway.

A cozy homemade door and pathway.

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

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

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Ladder to a red door.

Ladder to a red door.

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Another in my back yard.

Another in my back yard.

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My sister's back yard.

My sister's back yard.

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My mom's back yard.

My mom's back yard.

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Another in my Mom's back yard.

Another in my Mom's back yard.

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My neighbor's yard.

My neighbor's yard.

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Mother and child noticing the gnome home in my neighborhood park

Mother and child noticing the gnome home in my neighborhood park

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In my neighborhood park

In my neighborhood park

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Used fallen acorns for the pathway

Used fallen acorns for the pathway

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Laugh everyday

Laugh everyday

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Think happy thoughts

Think happy thoughts

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Wizard of Oz surrounded by smoke.

Wizard of Oz surrounded by smoke.

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Red shoes and Toto.

Red shoes and Toto.

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Make a wish

Make a wish

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Deck the tree

Deck the tree

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Happy holidays

Happy holidays

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Little Christmas stocking

Little Christmas stocking

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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Have fun with these tiny back yard escapes.

Have fun with these tiny back yard escapes.

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Just prepainted popsicle sticks.

Just prepainted popsicle sticks.

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