Bee Garden Sign

Bee garden sign

What You'll Need:

Square Wooden Sign
Wooden Bees
Wooden Letters: B, U, Z, Z
1/2'' Wooden Spools
3 1/2'' Wooden Flower
Assorted Wooden Circles
Folk Art® Multi-Surface Paint: Espresso
Folk Art® Multi-Surface Paint: Licorice
Green Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Blue Acrylic Paint
Coral Acrylic Paint
Raffia
Outdoor Mod Podge®
Paintbrushes
Sand Paper
Hot Glue
Scissors
Pencil

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! 
  • 1 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.

  • 2 Paint bees

    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.

  • 3 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.

  • 4 Sand bees

    Lightly sand the surface of the vees, letting some of the brown come through.

  • 5 Apply Mod Podge┬«

    Apply two coats of the Mod Podge® to the sign and all of the pieces. Let dry.

  • 6 Glue spools

    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.

  • 7 Glue letters

    Arrange and glue "BUZZ" to the sign.

  • 8 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.

  • 9 Tie raffia

    Tie raffia onto the handle of the sign and trim.

  • 10 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.

  • 11 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.