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Tutorial for Bee's Knees Spring Summer Wreath

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I wanted to make a unique and cheerful wreath for my front door to display for the spring and summer months. But when my original plan didn't quite work out, I headed to my craft supplies to make my wreath truly special.
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I really enjoy making special door decorations for my home for each season. I try to make each one unique and different from the season before. You can see the other decorations I've made, along with full tutorials, on my blog.
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So for this spring, I made this wreath using artificial flowers and ribbon. You can see how to make a similar wreath on my blog.
This wreath was fine, but I wanted to add a little something to make it more fun and colorful.
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So I headed into my craft supplies for this wooden sign I bought on sale after Halloween and my paint. I grabbed some bubble wrap too.
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First, I removed the black ribbon from my sign. It wouldn't work for my spring wreath. Then I drew a 1/2 inch border around my sign.
Next, using acrylic paint, I painted the interior of my sign a pinkish caramel color. I exaggerated my colors a bit for this project so my sign would match the flowers in my wreath and so you could see and read the sign from the street. Then I covered my border with painters tape.
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Next, I found a piece of bubble wrap that was large enough to cover the center of my sign. I watered down some yellow acrylic paint and carefully brushed it over my bubble wrap, trying just to paint the tops of each bubble.
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Then, while my yellow paint was still wet on my bubble wrap, I turned it over onto my sign and pressed it gently on to the surface. I made sure to press around the entire sheet with the palm of my hand to make sure my paint transferred on to the sign.
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Ta-da! My bubble circles made a honeycomb pattern on my sign! I used a paint brush to do a little touch up on my yellow where I needed it.
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I glued on a wooden "hello" to my sign that I bought on ebay. Then I painted a couple of cute bees on my sign to complete my design.
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When my paint was dry, I hung my sign in the middle of my wreath using some twine. My front door is covered so I don't have to worry about the weather damaging my wreath or sign.
I couldn't be happier with how this wreath finally turned out. I love my little "hello" sign and I can take it off my wreath when it's not on display. I plan to hang my sign in my bathroom during the fall and winter :) I hope you like it as much as I do!
  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Mar 28, 2016

    This is beyond adorable! I love bees for spring and summer decor :)

    • Donna
      Donna Simpsonville, SC
      on Mar 28, 2016

      @Hannah V Thanks, Hannah! I love bees too - from a distance :)

  • Asha Ravada
    Asha Ravada Aldie, VA
    on Mar 29, 2016

    Love it ! such a beautiful project!

    • Donna
      Donna Simpsonville, SC
      on Mar 29, 2016

      @Asha Ravada Thanks! So sweet of you!

  • Marylue Young
    Marylue Young
    on Mar 29, 2016

    Really cute my nephews teacher loves bees, I'm always looking for bee crafts lol. Thank you :)

    • Donna
      Donna Simpsonville, SC
      on Mar 29, 2016

      @Marylue Young This would definitely make a great teacher gift, maybe with a different word or greeting on it.

  • Sirkku
    Sirkku Finland
    on Mar 29, 2016

    Really fun idea

    • Donna
      Donna Simpsonville, SC
      on Mar 29, 2016

      @Sirkku Thanks! I was a lot of fun to see this project come together.

  • Barbara Heist
    Barbara Heist Saline, MI
    on Mar 29, 2016

    Donna this is just so dang cute. Great mind you have there.

    • Donna
      Donna Simpsonville, SC
      on Mar 29, 2016

      @Barbara Heist Thanks! I was looking for some way to add some personality to this wreath. Everything came together when I remembered that I had this wooden sign in my craft supplies. Thanks for adding your comment!

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