This is a EASY, yet fun project to help add cute and whimsical touches to your home decor, parties, and school settings! Add these bumblebees to table decors, centerpieces, or even attach to your wreath forms for a special touch for the warmer days ahead! These are fun for kids and adults- customize to your liking. Add faces or antennas for more of a cute look!
Things you’ll need:
- 1- 4-1/2″ Unfinished Wood Circle
- 1- Unfinished Wood Heart Cutout
- 2- 2″ Unfinished Wood Round Discs
- 4 – 2-1/2″ Unfinished Wood Heart Cutout
- Dollhouse Miniature Honeycomb Wallpaper
- 3/8″ Black and White Buffalo Check Ribbon
- FolkArt Home Decor White Adirondack Chalk Paint
- Black Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Glue Gun
- Paint brushes
- Painters tape
Let’s gather your supplies and let’s get crafting!
First step – Applying the mod podge
Grab the round and/or Heart cutouts that are about 4.5 inches. You will apply a even coat of the Mod Podge to the cutout.
Second Step – Add your wallpaper
You will take the honeycomb wallpaper and apply it on the top of the cutouts that you painted the layer of mod podge to. Take a credit card to help even out the bumps and wrinkles.
Third Step – Trimming
Here i tried the damp paper towel to help get a nice close tear off with the paper but it took to long. I took a pair of scissors and was able to cut the paper at a angle to get nice and close.
Next apply a coat of mod podge on top to allow the paper to seal.
Fourth Step – Create the stripes
Here you will take 3 stripes of painters tape to lay out the “bee” strips on the cutout.
Fifth Step – Paint the stripes
Come in with your black paint and paint the yellow areas showing on your cutouts. This will help create a nice straight line.
Sixth Step – Paint the body parts
Here you will grab the smaller size circle and heart cutouts. I used a 2 inch round cutout for the head and 2 heart cutouts that measured at 2.5 inches.
The round cutouts i painted black for the heads. Then white for the 2.5 inch heart cutouts for the wings.
Seventh Step- Assemble the bee
You will take your hot glue gun and glue the head and the wings in place.
Eighth Step – Attach the accessories
I grabbed some left over ribbon that i had from other projects. This was a 3/8″ black and white ribbon that went well. Tied this into a nice fancy bow. Then i added a bow out of twine to help add more contrast.
Here you can also add a face or antennas. Customize this to your liking.
This is great for wreath makers or and summer themed decor/parties.
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