This absolutely beautiful and adorable butterfly gnome pattern is just the best DIY spring gnome perfect for Mother’s Day or just to brighten your day!
I’ve used a single package of craft store butterflies on one of the best-selling Ruffles and Rain Boots gnome patterns, but please note that you can use ANY gnome body style. Let’s get started with this cutie.
Butterfly Gnome Pattern
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I LOVE making gnomes for spring. The shades of pastels, flowers, and light-colored beards makes me smile and refresh my decor after the darkness of a Seattle winter. When I remembered I had my little wheelbarrow and found some butterflies – a lightbulb moment hit me: spring + butterflies = gnome.
There was no way was I passing this opportunity up and I was already on the path of making Mother’s Day gnomes this year. I am using an easy-to-make gnome pattern I created, however, you can use a sock gnome or even a cone gnome base for this one.
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More Ways to Use This Same Gnome Pattern
There is so much inspiration for you because I love the wild gnome pattern. I’ll share a few gnomes I’ve made below and remember you can see all of the tutorials here on this Wild Gnome YouTube playlist.
- Flower Gnome – This gnome hat is exploding with beautiful florals and you can make him, too.
- Succulent Gnome – A succulent gnome hat is INSANELY popular because it looks amazing and people cannot keep their hands off it.
- Mushroom Hat Gnome – If I’m honest, the mushroom gnomes are some of my favorites and I can’t stop making them.
- Farmhouse Gnome – The ticking stripe fabric makes this little guy perfect for a tiered tray (and he’s just the right size).
Tips to Make This DIY Spring Gnome
- Start by grabbing the Wild Gnome Pattern here. This fun DIY spring gnome is featured in this pattern set in no-sew and sewn options – but there are SIX MORE gnomes that you can make with the same pattern. There are variations for a mushroom gnome, a succulent gnome, a pine cone gnome, a moss hat gnome, and a flower gnome along with the butterfly gnome. So there are no-end to options with this gnome pattern.
- If making all these tiny cuts isn’t your thing, or if you would like to batch-out the cutting when making a ton of gnomes, you can grab the Wild Gnome Pattern with cut files for Cricut or Silhouette. If you don’t have a cutting machine, the printable pattern for the wild gnome is here.
- The little butterflies I used are readily available at the craft stores, too, but I found (after I made my butterfly gnome, of course) this cute set of really inexpensive butterflies here that are perfect for adding to your spring gnome!
- I found my little decorative metal wheelbarrow at the craft store last year – and wasn’t sure what I would use it for. It sat around for a while until I came upon this butterfly gnome pattern idea. I’m sure they’re still available at the craft store, but you can grab a similar set here for a duo that would be perfect for a gnome for you and a gnome for your favorite gift-recipient!
Make a Butterfly Gnome Pattern?
Below is the written and printable tutorial with step by step instructions to make this Scandinavian gnome (between 5 and 7 inches tall) – read through it and let me know if you have any questions. You can ask them here or in the Facebook group here – I’d love to have you as part of the community.
If you’re a visual learner like me, watch the full butterfly gnome tutorial here on YouTube and see how easy this Spring gnome is to make. While you’re there, subscribe – we sure have a lot fun.
You can glue both the body and gnome hat of this gnome pattern (it is both a hot glue and a gnome sewing pattern). You also don’t have to use all of the pattern pieces and can even mix and match this with other Ruffles and Rain Boots patterns.
More DIY Spring Gnome Patterns You Might Like
- Gnomes with Flower Pot Hats – Just the prettiest gnomes you can make and they’re perfect for Mother’s Day gnomes or just a fun spring farmhouse decor piece!
- Spring Wood Block Gnomes – Use a dollar store vinyl in a beautiful pattern to make this elegant set of easy wood gnomes.
- DIY Spring Sock Gnome with Boots – He’s got his coffee, a swirly hat, and a pair of boots that will take on any gardening project!
- Spring Gnome from a Cone with Rain Boots – April Showers getting you down – and you’re ready for those May flowers? This gnome has it ALL!
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