If you need one or more DIY bee gnomes for inspiration, I have you covered. I’m sharing a few of the gnomes I’ve made with the stripes and wings, too.
Below you’ll find no sew bee gnomes, bee gnome sewing patterns, and even a recycled bee gnome that will steal your heart. I’ll also share a very cool (and easy) way to make bee wings.
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How to Make Bee Gnomes (with Wings or Without)
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I’ve been making DIY Gnomes for years. In the past few of them, I’ve shared a bee gnome or two, made in different ways so everyone can join in on the crafty fun.
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This week, I was making a bee sign with my Cricut machine and wondered how many bee gnomes I had actually made. When I sat down and perused the site and YouTube channel, I thought others would like to see them all in one place just as much as I did.
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How to Make Bee Wings
Before I get into the tutorials for the bee gnomes, I want to answer a question I get a lot: how do I make bee wings? As you’ll see below, I’ll share how to make the wings a couple of different ways.
But I’d like to also say, you do not need to add them. Below, I’ll share a bee gnome I made without wings and everyone just loved him.
If you opt to make them, my favorite choice is using an iridescent fabric and thin jewelry wire. You’ll see this in the first two bee gnome tutorials below. Use clear hot glue for the technique and you can leave them as-is or use a white paint marker or gel pen to add veining.
Bee Gnome Patterns and Inspiration
I’ll share each of the written tutorials and video tutorials for each of the bee gnome tutorials I’ve made over the years and most come together with just a hot glue gun. I hope you find one which inspires you to create and I’d love to see them when you’re through.
No Sew Bee Gnome with Beautiful Bee Wings
If you do not want to get out a sewing machine, I have the perfect bee gnome with wings pattern for you. It went viral on social media because of the easy way to make the fabric with just hot glue and that adorable honey dipper accent.
Watch this adorable no sew bee gnome video tutorial here. And watch how the hat is made: such a simple trick!
Bee Gnome Sewing Pattern with Iridescent Wings
One of my favorite projects of all time is this elegant, bee gnome DIY I made with a sewing pattern. It’s a tall, regal bee gnome made with shiny wings and delicate wire.
Watch how easy it is for a beginner to make this! The quick bee gnome sewing pattern video tutorial is here.
Tiered Tray Bee Gnome Pattern
As I mentioned above, I don’t think you always need to add the wings to create a buzzy little friend. This tiered tray gnome pattern is made with a standard craft store fabric and gives off those buzz-buzz vibes.
I love how the shoes come together for this little guy. And remember: you can sew or hot glue this small bee gnome pattern.
Recycled Bee Gnome Made with Scraps
While cleaning my craft room, the inspiration struck for this mini bee gnome with wings. I was working on clearing out (or crafting with) recycled materials I had saved.
This is a very quick project that will use up paper rolls, K-cups, scraps of fur, and wood hearts. Watch the mini recycled bee gnome video tutorial here.
Bee Gnome with Flower Pot Hat
This adorable beehive pot head gnome video tutorial walks you through how to create this ADORABLE bee gnome. Using the small clay pots as a gnome hat, you can have a cute little guy to tuck into a tiered tray, decor display, or even ship without paying an arm and a leg.
Magnetic Kissing Gnomes (Mini Bee Gnome Pattern)
Another small, but mighty, DIY is this adorable set of kissing gnomes. They have the sweetest little wings and magnetic noses.
This mini kissing bee gnome video tutorial will walk you through each step that is not in the tutorial above. If you want to just make the wings, skip to that part.
More Gnome DIY Projects You Might Like for Spring
- Wood Gnomes for Spring – Head to the Dollar Tree and turn wood scraps into something magical (this makes a great afternoon craft).
- Spring Clay Pot Gnome – You will never believe this hack to get the perfect gnome hat with a brim.
- Clay Pot Spring Gnome DIY Craft – Use Dollar Tree terra cotta pots to create the cutest gnomes for the season.
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