For a fun and festive decoration for your front porch - these DIY Tree Gnomes are perfect! With only minimal supplies needed such as a red ornament or potato for the nose you can make a very cheerful decoration from your outdoor trees. In fact, they would look great all year by simply changing out the decor - for example you could make one for Spring and Easter and Halloween by using the appropriate colors. They're easy to make and even kids will be able to get in on the fun. So check out these ideas for inspiration.
For a glamorous look, team burlap with gold. You can use a gold ornament for the nose and purchase some burlap to make the hats, mittens and base. You could also give them out to neighbors as Christmas gifts to spread a little festive cheer.
I love the tree tops curving down as if from a Seuss or nightmare Christmas. The fairy lights add a lovely glow suitable to brighten even the darkest of porches on cold winter nights.
If you have different size trees, you could make a whole family of tree gnomes. This will really be a spectacular decoration for your yard and will look like a whimsical forest to neighbors and visitors alike.
Even large trees can be transformed. You could make the beard with white trash bags cut in strips and a plastic ball painted pink. Then glue suction cup to the ball and use that to tie it to the bush. This is sure to make an impression and will make for wonderful Christmas photo opportunities with friends and family.