This Bee Book Stack is the Perfect Bee Themed Craft

This bee book stack is a Spring Dollar Tree DIY that will work all the way through summer. Using a few easy to find Dollar Tree Crafter’s Square supplies, you will create a bright, detailed, and downright adorable trendy decor piece.

In this tutorial, I will share how to prep the wood and give you options for both Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines and those who prefer to do things by hand. Let’s get started – this is a fun afternoon craft idea.

Horizontal image of a yellow bee book stack in front of lamb's ear and mixed greenery on a blonde wood talbe.
An easy and fast craft for spring and summer, this bee book stack is too cute not to make.

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Bee Book Stack

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love to create and am often found in my (very, very messy) craft room. There is a reason I’ve never shown my craft room in this space. My space is not “video worthy” because I am the world’s messiest crafter, however, it’s 100% set up to create.

Today I found a bottle of yellow paint my daughter had left open and, because I was putting away some Dollar Tree supplies, this Spring book bee craft idea was born. It’s easy whether you want to use a cutting machine or not – you’re going to love the end result!

RELATED READING: Dollar Tree Beehives – These are SO Fun!

Close vertical image of a yellow bee book stack made with acrylic paint, ribbon, twine, a faux sunflower, and black vinyl letters which read bee humble and kind.

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If you need to gather supplies, save this to a Spring or Summer crafts pin board or share it to Facebook. It will be easy to find when you’re ready to begin.

Photo collage of easy Cricut craft bee themed book stack with text which reads make this easy bee book stack.

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More Book Stack Ideas

Farmhouse St Patrick's day book stack in white with rainbow ribbon, Dollar Tree clover greenery, and gold coins with let the shenanigans begin in stamped black ink.

Tips for Making This a Dollar Tree Book Stack

  • If you don’t like the ribbon and twine, make this craft your own and change things up to match your home decor. I think this would be cute with painted black, fuzzy bumblebee lines along that side, too.
  • Book stacks can be made using Dollar Tree Crafter’s Square crates (the one with the closed sides), books from the thrift store, or wood blocks as I’m showing here. Use what you have on hand.
  • I share a few ways to make this with or without a cutting machine, but remember: stamped book stacks are adorable, too. I love them, especially when they are ‘messy’ stamped (can see the inked edges of the stamps).
  • Book stacks are great for lower shelves of tiered trays or tucked into bookcases. Whether seasonal or year-round, they make fun additions to any decor.
  • If you like to DIY with your hands, you can make a gorgeous set of these DIY mini bee gnomes (look at those adorable wings).
  • When you’re at the craft store, look around for a miniature bee hive to pop on top (or make a Dollar Tree beehive like this one).
Square image of painted yellow bee book stack with a buffalo check and twine ribbon on the left of the stack with a large sunflower on top and bee humble and kind on the right in black permanent vinyl.

Ready to Make This Farmhouse Craft for Spring or Summer?

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this easy spring or summer book stack idea. If you’re using a Cricut or other cutting machine, be sure to download the free SVG before you begin.

Leave this page open while you craft. If you have any questions, use the comments section below.

Yield: 1 Bee Book Stack

Bee Book Stack

easy cricut craft bee book stack

You're going to love this fun bee book stack. It's fast, an easy beginner Cricut craft idea, and one of the most adorable bee crafts to make with your cutting machine.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • 3 Wood Blocks 5”x3”x1” OR a Dollar Tree Crate
  • Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • 1” Wired Buffalo Check Ribbon
  • Jute Twine
  • Sunflower Pick or Faux Flower
  • optional black permanent vinyl and transfer tap
  • optional black paint pen
  • Bee Button


  • Sponge Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun (can substitute with E6000 glue)
  • Scissors and Wire Cutters
  • optional cutting machine, mat, and tools


  1. If using the wood blocks, paint each block yellow and allow them to dry completely. Add a second coat, if necessary. If using the Dollar Tree crate, sand and paint the entire outside yellow with two coats. in-process step of painting wood to make a bee farmhouse decor book stack diy
  2. If using the separate wood blocks, stack them flat and glue the wide portions together and allow to dry.
  3. If you are using a paint pen, use a word processing tool (Word, Pages, etc.), create your desired text and size (height should be less than 1 inch), and print out. Cut out each line, use a ball point pen to trace each, and then use a black paint pent to fill in each letter.
  4. If using a cutting machine, make three different text boxes in your design software and put one word in each box. Resize the text to less than 1 inch so it will fit on a block edge. Attach the layers, load the vinyl to the mat, and set machine to cut. mv_img id="46598"]
  5. Once the vinyl is cut, use a weeding tool to weed the extraneous vinyl from your design. Cut strips of transfer tape, and burnish onto the book spines. Remove the transfer tape.
  6. Wrap the ribbon around the blocks. Make certain that you have the ribbon ends starting and finishing on the top of the wood block (they will be hidden under the flower. Hot glue the ribbon in place. in-process step of decorating a cricut book stack with bees
  7. Wrap the jute twine over the ribbon, securing each strand.
  8. Cut one of the sunflowers and glue to the ribbon and string.
  9. If using, hot glue the bee button to the front of the blocks and display your adorable bee book stack!photo collage tutorial of farmhouse book stack bee themed


For more fun bee crafts like beehives, pillows, gnomes, and shelf-sitter signs, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots!

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