Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make a Bumblebee Mesh Wreath
This Bumblebee Mesh Wreath will "bee" the buzz of your block, and no matter how much experience you have with mesh, you can make it yourself! Customize it with your favorite patterned ribbon, painted wooden bees and coordinating flowers.
Attach mesh to inner wire
Gather the beginning of the mesh roll and attach it to the inner part of the wire wreath form using a chenille stem. Make sure you twist the chenille around the mesh 3 to 4 times to hold it in place.
Attach mesh to outer wire
Gather the mesh about 15" from the beginning. Gather and attach the mesh to the outer part of the wreath form using a chenille stem.
Continue attaching mesh
Continue attaching the mesh to the wreath form, working in a zig zag manner around the wreath twice. The mesh may overlap on the second time around.
Finish & cut remaining mesh
Finish on the inner part of the wreath and cut any remaining mesh left on the roll from the wreath.
Bundle & attach mesh tubing
Make bundles of mesh tubing and attach them to the wire wreath form using a chenille stem in the center of the bundle.
Cut & attach ribbon
Cut ribbon into 12" to 14" pieces. Gather the ribbon in the centers and attach them into the wreath using chenille stems.
Paint wooden shapes
Paint the bees and honey pot using acrylic paint. Let dry completely.
Sand & stain wooden shapes
Sand the dry bees and honey pot to expose some of the wood, then stain with a cloth rag and gel stain.
Hot glue wooden shapes
Hot glue the bees and honeypot into the wreath.
Glue in flowers
Randomly glue flower heads throughout the wreath.