How To Repair a Broken Garden Gnome

“How To Repair a Broken Garden Gnome” was written by a paid contributor. All photos taken by Briana Colangelo.

Sometimes with all the hustle and bustle of life, small DIY projects can be forgotten. Case in point – my broken garden gnome. This little lawn ornament had been sitting in my yard with a broken hat for over a year! I noticed him again while cleaning up my garden beds and figured it was time to check this repair off my list. So, I grabbed some Flex Super Glue from my kitchen drawer and got to work.

Keep scrolling to see just how quick and easy this project was!

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Flex Super Glue Liquid (any size)

● Gloves

● Cleaning supplies

● Painter’s tape (optional)

Note: Before using Flex Super Glue, please read all directions carefully.


1. Clean the Surface

Before beginning the repair, it’s important to clean the garden gnome. I like to use rubbing alcohol because it gets rid of dirt, oil, and grease, but you can use whatever cleaning product you prefer.

Flexpert Tip: A completely clean surface allows Flex Super Glue to work properly.

2. Repair Broken Gnome With Flex Super Glue

Once your gnome is clean and dry, it’s time to repair it! Put on protective gloves and add a few drops of Flex Super Glue to the broken area of the statue.

Next, carefully put the broken piece back into place and hold for about 30 seconds. In this case, the gnome’s hat was a bit mangled (probably from our lawn mower!), so the pieces were not fitting exactly together. To remedy that, I added a few pieces of painter's tape to support the hat until Flex Super Glue was fully cured (1 hour).

Once dry, I removed the painter's tape, and my gnome was good as new, ready to protect my garden once again!

Repairing broken items instead of replacing them (when possible) is a simple way to save some cash. I hope you feel inspired to use Flex Super Glue for quick fixes around your home or garden.

By Briana Colangelo

Bri is a self-taught DIYer who's had a passion for DIY projects since a young age. After buying a 1958 cape home, she has been slowly transforming each room in her house. Bri also shares her designs and DIY projects as a content creator on Instagram and TikTok @d.i.y.bri.

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