Spring Trend Alert: Easter Gnomes Are the Latest Decorating Craze

You've heard of Christmas gnomes, but did you know there are Easter gnomes, too?

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This article originally appeared on Better Homes & Gardens.

When it comes to Easter decorations, it seems fluffy rabbits, tulip wreaths, and dyed eggs run the gamut. Now, we’ve picked up on a different trend: Easter gnomes. Yes, the little bearded figurines you may have seen hiding out in the neighbor’s garden have found their way into spring home decor. And we’re not the only ones who have noticed; according to Google Trends, searches for Easter gnomes have increased 92% over the past five years.

Christmas gnomes became a miniature addition to our holiday decorations in the form of adorable plush statues, tree ornaments, and even cookie jars. Now, we’re seeing the little figurines dressed in pastel colors, rabbit ears, and fluffy cottontails just in time for spring.

Historically, gnomes (known as nisse in Norway) originated from Scandinavian folklore. The nisse is a small, bearded nature spirit in charge of caring for farmers and their families. While more directly connected to the Christmas season, these little bearded pixies have become a symbol of good luck, and simply having one in your home is believed to bring cleanliness and prosperity.

Now that we know these festive figures exist, we'll be displaying these Easter gnomes all over the house this spring.

Flower Bearing Spring Gnome

Spring gnome holding flower.

Buy It: $21.48, Etsy

At 10 inches tall and made from fleece, faux fur, and knitwear, this plush gnome will make a colorful statement in your Easter decorations. His festive orange hat and matching boots will steal the show all springtime long.

Easter Bunny Gnome Figurines

Easter Bunny Figurines

Buy It: $18.28, Amazon

This set of three figurines combines the Easter decorating trend with the classic pastel hues associated with the holiday. Display them on your shelf or at the table for Easter dinner to add seasonal charm. Each figurine is five inches tall, made of resin stone with pastel finish, and topped with a colorful bow on top of their hats. Plus, they come with free shipping!

Baby Bunny Gnome

Bunny gnome sitting on wooden bench.

Buy It: $14, Etsy

This handmade gnome celebrates Easter in subtle hues. At just a couple of inches tall, it will fit right in with your existing spring decorations. As one reviewer said, “This bunny gnome caught my eye from the moment I saw it in the shop. I had to order it, and I’m so glad I did. It was excellent handiwork, matching the description exactly, and it looked awesome on my tiered tray for spring!" Plus, the gnome ships free to addresses in the U.S., so you have even more excuses to keep one for yourself.

Striped Spring Gnomes

Weighted, long-legged gnome sitting on blocks.

Buy It: $19.99 for 3, Amazon

Kids will love this set of colorful gnomes. Each figure is about 12 inches tall from ears to base, making them an adorable addition to any Easter basket. The base of the gnome is weighted, so it can sit on a shelf or other surface without tipping over.

Black and Gray Bunny Gnome

Black and gray easter bunny gnome.

Buy It: $34, Etsy

The pointy rabbit ears on this tiny Easter gnome are too cute not to display all season. Made of fleece and synthetic fur, it stands about 8 inches high. The muted black and gray colors will make the rest of your Easter decorations really pop.

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