These DIY Dollar Tree beehives are such a fun afternoon craft and use inexpensive supplies you might already have on hand. Create a rope skep with a planter pot, rope, and a bit of hot glue.
Bee crafts have taken the DIY and decor world by storm and they’ve been going strong for years. If you want to add this rope beehive to a tiered tray or other display, read through the easy, step by step bee hive tutorial below.
DIY Beehives – How to Make a Beehive Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am refreshing a bit of my decor for the season and bees are everywhere! While walking through the dollar store, I saw an upside down yellow planter pot and well, this craft had to come to life. I’ve made other bee crafts here (and will put a few below), but this one takes the cake as the absolute easiest.
These beehives can be made as small or as large as you need. I chose a small pot from the Dollar Tree’s garden section, but if you have a larger one similarly shaped, it would make for a great addition to a Spring or Summer porch.
Tiered Tray Bee Gnome Using Recycled Crafts
If you are building out a seasonal tray or display, consider using what you have on hand to make this adorable DIY mini bee gnome. He’s perfect for any shelf on small to medium sized tiered trays or the very top of the larger ones.
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Tips to Make a Your Own Rope Bee Skep Using Dollar Tree Finds
- Work slowly. Take time to press the rope together and hold it in place until the glue cools. This will help close any gaps between each layer of the bee hive to prevent the flower pot from showing through.
- I strongly recommend a set of little finger guards like these to protect against the hot glue. In my craft room, I also have the face mask spatulas to protect my fingers!
- The best part of this fun DIY beehive craft is the ridiculously cute little bees I found. I am told by a friend that her Dollar Tree didn’t have them. If yours doesn’t, this set of itty bitty bees AND ladybugs here are too cute (I am a little jealous).
- One thing I wish I had done but did not think of at the time, was to make a little honey dribbling out of the bee hive’s entry. I ran out and didn’t want to wait for the delivery, but I plan to do this. I like to use this yellow hot glue as I did with this no sew bee gnome. It makes the nicest little dribble and adds a touch of whimsy.
How to Make DIY Beehives of Any Size
Below is the written and printable tutorial for this rope bee hive craft. It’s a an easy craft for a rainy afternoon, so put on a show or an audio book and let me know if you have any questions.
More DIY Bee Crafts You Might Like
- DIY Bee Gnome – You don’t have to sew a thing to make an adorable little spring gnome. This trend can be done in under an hour and uses hot glue to bring it all together.
- The Best Bee Cut Files for Digital Crafting – Once I made that first bee craft, I got a, well, a bee up my bonnet and made a ton of cut files to make some of the most fun digital crafts with!
- Winnie the Pooh Hot Cocoa Bombs – Honey, bears, and bees make the cutest and most fun little hot cocoa bombs you’ll ever enjoy!
- Just Bee-Cause Vase – Turn a mason jar into an adorable bee-themed vase with this free tutorial from art skills (includes a printable).
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