This festive leprechaun gnome craft is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Leprechaun crafts are always the right choice for St. Patty’s Day.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy making this cute gnome leprechaun craft stick St. Patrick’s Day craft!
This leprechaun gnome decoration is a cute St. Patrick’s Day decor idea. Add a magnet to the back to display it on the refrigerator, or use a command hook to hang it for St. Patrick’s Day home decor.
Using craft sticks and a mop you create this quick and easy Leprechaun Gnome in just 30 minutes!
If you can’t find a cotton mop head, simply use white yarn to color with paint, or make this leprechaun gnome craft even easier by using orange yarn for the leprechaun gnome’s beard.
How to make a Leprechaun Gnome for St. Patrick’s Day
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Cotton Mop Head (or cotton yarn)
- Wooden Ball or Bead
- Craft Foam in Yellow and Green
- Green Buttons
- Acrylic Craft Paint in Bright Green, Black, and Orange
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Gallon Zipper Bag
- Plastic Grocery Bag or piece of wax paper.
- Leprechaun Gnome Pattern
Gather all supplies.
Cut approximately 30 individual strings from the cotton mop head with scissors.
Get them damp under running water, squeeze the excess water out and place in a gallon zipper bag.
*if you don’t have a cotton mop head, simply use cotton yarn to cut your beard pieces. You’ll want yarn pieces between 6 and 9 inches long.
Squeeze orange acrylic craft paint into the zip top bag and add the pieces of cut mop head, then zip it closed.
Squish the paint into the cotton mop strings (or yarn) until they are all coated.
Turn out the orange mop strings onto a plastic grocery bag or piece of wax paper, and set aside to dry.
If you don’t want to deal with the messiness of paint, simply use orange yarn for your leprechaun gnome’s beard and skip the paint step!
To create the Leprechaun’s hat, line up five jumbo craft sticks on your work surface.
Using scissors, trim two additional jumbo craft sticks to the width of the hat and attach the trimmed sticks to top and bottom of the five sticks with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Flip hat over and glue one jumbo craft stick to the hat base to create the brim. Trim another jumbo craft stick to the width of the hat to become the hat band.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Paint the entire Leprechaun’s hat with bright green acrylic craft paint. Apply a second coat if necessary.
Paint the hat band black, applying a second coat if needed.
Download, print and cut out the leprechaun gnome pattern.
Trace the square onto yellow craft foam with a pencil, and then cut out with scissors. (you can also use craft paper or even felt for this step)
Glue the black hat band craft stick to the hat.
Attach the buckle to the center of the hat band with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Flip the Leprechaun hat over and attach 15 cotton mop head strings or pieces of yarn along the base of the bottom wooden craft stick with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Glue 15 additional cotton mop head strings or pieces of yarn on a second layer.
Flip the leprechaun gnome over and glue the wooden ball to the top center of the Leprechaun’s beard. You can also use a pompom for this step.
Trace the shamrock pattern onto green craft foam (or felt or craft paper) and cut out with scissors.
To finish, attach a green button to the center of the shamrock and secure the shamrock to the Leprechaun’s hat with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Enjoy your adorable Leprechaun Gnome for St. Patrick’s Day!