Donna
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Tutorial for Bee's Knees Spring Summer Wreath


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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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.
my bee s knees spring summer wreath, crafts, how to, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths
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!
Donna

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  • Mac1718663
    on Mar 29, 2016

    I asked the question in the wrong place. How did you get the paint on the green Tape to look so neat as the tape showed wrinkles in it. I really like your sign, You did a great job on it.

  • Ann M
    on Mar 29, 2016

    This is very cute. I was wondering if the technique you used gives it a 3D effect or do you think it would have turned out the same using a round dauber to make circles? Very ingenious to come up with this I have to say!

    • Donna
      on Mar 29, 2016

      Hi Ann - Painting the bubble wrap won't create 3D dots. You could use a round dauber to paint the pattern, but you'd have to place them carefully to create the positioning to look like honeycomb. For me, it was easier to use the bubble wrap because the dots were already laid out like a honeycomb.

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