I’ve recently found a new hobby that I absolutely love: beekeeping! I love taking care of my little colony and doing my part to help support the bee community. With the infatuation of my new bee hive, I couldn’t help but create a buzzing-ly fun DIY bee craft for the summer!
DIY bee craft pendant supplies:
- Darice Embroidery Floss
- Darice Paper Mache Pennant
- Chicken Wire Design & Bee Craft Dies
- Paper Flowers
- Adhesive Foam Dots
- Tombow Multi Glue
- Embossing/Die cutting Machine
- Paper Trimmer
- Ink Pads
- 20 Gauge Jewelry Wire
Die cut and emboss several bees and beehives along with a couple chicken wire cardstock pieces.
Using the ink pads, lightly run it over the top of the embossing to highlight the image.
Gently remove the chicken wire from the die cut. Utilize the cut-out pieces to create a honey comb design. Glue the pieces in place on the paper mache pennant.
To add dimension to your DIY bee craft, attach double sided adhesive foam circles to the back of the pieces. The foam circles can be layered on top of each other to raise the dimension.
Attach the flowers using the foam circles and or the multi glue. Its best to arrange the flowers in odd numbered groupings
Notice the different layers on the pennant. The bees are attached with a piece of jewelry wire to allow them to have a bounce to them. Attach one end of a 3” piece of wire to the back of the bee, bend the wire in the shape of a horseshoe. Attach the other end of the wire using a foam circle under a beehive.
Can’t you just hear those little lovelies buzzing around the hives?
Here’s an easy way to make a tassel. Remove the bands off the skein of floss. Find the center of the skein and cut one end of the skein.
Mix 5-6 strands of each color together and tie together using a half hitch knot.
Using a piece of floss fold it in half, position the folded end through the bundle of floss.
Pull the end strands through the loop of the folded end.
Pull the strands tight.
Lay the tassel out straight. With another piece of floss, lay it alongside the tassel and position the lower part up creating a fishing hook shape.
Wrap the longer strand around the upper portion of the tassel wrapping down towards the loop.
Thread the wrapping thread through the loop.
Pull the strand of floss coming out of the top of the wrap and pull to close the loop pulling the loop into the wrap.
Trim the strands coming out of both ends of the wrap.
Glue tassel to the bottom of the pennant.
And you’re done! Now it’s time to display your beautiful and bright DIY bee craft!
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