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Make A Beautiful Bumble Bee Wreath Perfect For Summer

Learn how to make a beautiful DIY bumble bee wreath to welcome friends and family this summer. 

Bumble Bee Wreath pin image with text overlay

Have you heard all the buzzzz..bumble bee crafts are HOT! And, this DIY bumble bee wreath will look beautiful hanging on your front door, on a porch or patio, or indoors over a mantel, or buffet table.

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Take a look at the step-by-step tutorial, with video, so you can make your own bee-utiful bumble bee wreath.

Supplies Needed For Bumble Bee Wreath

FOR PAINTED BUMBLE BEE

Instructions For Making A Bumble Bee Wreath With Honeycomb Center

Cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the center of a wire wreath. Cover it with burlap. You can use hot glue to secure it.

burlap for center of bee wreath

To add a honeycomb effect to the center of the wreath, cut toilet paper rolls in half to cover the burlap.

toilet paper rolls for bee wreath

 

toilet paper rolls cut for honeycomb wreath

Spray paint the cut toilet paper rolls with gold metallic paint.

 

gold spray paint

This will give a little bit of dimension to the wreath and make the honeycomb design stand out.

gold spray painted tp rolls

Glue the painted rolls to the wreath. You can see how the yellow tablecloth wreath was made HERE.

close up of honeycomb wreath

How To Paint Wood Bumble Bee 

The cool farmhouse style wood bumble bee was included in the summer Decocrated Subscription Box. You can see all the items included in the summer box and how I used them in my home in an upcoming post. But, I won’t make you wait, here is a picture of all the goodies:

items included in decocrated summer box

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see how I use all these items in my home. I’ve been a subscriber to Decocrated for 3 years and love it! 

When you check out all the prior boxes here you will understand why!

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wood bumble bee

I wanted the wood bumble bee to have some color, especially because I was adding it to the sunflower wreath. I started by painting the body of the bumble bee yellow.

painting wood bumble bee

Next, the legs and antennae were painted black. 

 

decoart enchanted paint

To brighten it up a bit, I painted the wings white.

close up of painted bumble bee

To make the yellow pop a little, I added a coat of metallic gold paint. This really makes it shimmer, especially in the light.

gold extreme sheen paint deco art

Since I am hanging the bumble bee wreath outside, I gave it a clear coat of acrylic sealer to protect it from the elements.

finished bumble bee

It was wired to the sunflower wreath at an angle, so it looks like the bee just landed!

bumble bee wreath hanging outside

I’m so happy with how this sweet bumble bee wreath turned out. I loved it before, but I really think the addition of the honeycomb center, and the wood bee really stepped it up a notch and made it really unique and fun.

Bumble Bee Wreath pin image with text overlay

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bumble bee wreath hanging outside

Make A Beautiful Bumble Bee Wreath Perfect For Summer

Yield: 1 Wreath
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $25-$30

Add a fun summer touch to your front door with an adorable DIY bumble bee wreath.

Materials

  • Wood Bumble Bee - Decocrated Subscription Box
  • Rustoleum Gold Spray Paint
  • DecoArt Black Acrylic Paint
  • DecoArt Gold Acrylic Paint
  • DecoArt White Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Brushes
  • Clear Acrylic Spray
  • Scrap Burlap

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the center of a wire wreath. Cover it with burlap.
  2. Cut toilet paper rolls in half to cover the burlap.
  3. Spray paint the cut toilet paper rolls with gold metallic paint.
  4. Glue the painted rolls to the wreath.
  5. Paint the body of the bumble bee yellow.
  6. The legs and antennae were painted black. 
  7. Paint the wings white.
  8. Add a coat of metallic gold paint.
  9. Spray with a clear coat of acrylic sealer 

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