Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make a Bee Garden Sign
Buzz your way into gardening season this yearn with a Bee Garden Sign! Bring out the beautiful and bright colored flowers to match your sign. Everyone will want a garden as colorful as yours!
Paint sign, bees & letters
Water down the brown paint and apply to the sign, bees and letters. Let dry. Loosely paint the sign with the green paint, letting the brown show through.
Pencil in a curved line for the bees' heads and down the sides of their bodies for their wings. Paint the bees' heads black, the wings white and the bodies yellow. Let dry.
Paint letters, flower and circle
Paint the letters with the blue paint, the flower with the coral paint and the 1 3/4'' circle with the yellow.
Lightly sand the surface of the vees, letting some of the brown come through.
Apply Mod Podge®
Apply two coats of the Mod Podge® to the sign and all of the pieces. Let dry.
Hot glue three 1/2'' spools to the back of one of the bees. Then, glue the spools to the top right side of the sign.
Arrange and glue "BUZZ" to the sign.
Stack & glue circles
Stack and glue two 1 3/4'' circles to the back of the flower and glue to the top right of the sign.
Tie raffia onto the handle of the sign and trim.
Glue spools & bee
Glue two spools to the back of the other bee, one near the head and one on the upper right wing. Glue the bee to the bottom right of the sign, making sure it overlaps the post.
Glue & attach spools
Glue two spools end to end. Put glue onto both ends of the spools and slide it between the bee and the post to attach it securely.