Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thyme to see what all the BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ is about

Today I am going to show you how to make some

BUMBLE BEES!


PAINTS
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints
Lamp Black, Antique Gold

SUPPLIES
EGG shape wooden pieces and small wooden balls that have a FLAT side
( these can usually be found in craft stores)
glue gun, rusty wire, old window screen

LET'S GET STARTED!

I glued egg shaped wood pieces to
the small wooden balls.
The wooden balls SHOULD have one flat side
I cut a slit on one side of the egg
I then painted them using
Lamp Black


When dry I  added some stripes using
Antique Gold

Hmmmmmmmmmm
Do you know what this
is going to
BEEEEEEEEEE
yet?????


I then cut some wings
out of an old screen



I folded it in half

 

I inserted the wings into the slit I had made



I cut 2 small pieces of black wire
I curled the ends
I drilled two tiny holes in the head
and
added the antennae


I took some heavy rusted wire
and wrapped it around a pencil


I drilled another small hole
on bottom side of the egg


OH...............its a BUMBLEBEE!

I made some vanilla stained tags
I wrote
BEESKEP
on them


I designed, cut out and painted this BEESKEP to attach my bee to!



I also painted this sign


So there you have it......
all thats
BUZZZZZZZZZZZZING
here!


Happy Painting!
Lynn


"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon.
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness,
and
at the end of the day you don't look at it
and
wish you had painted something different."
 ~Author Unknown

14 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! Awesome tutorial! Your beeskep and bumblebee will surely be the "buzz" of the town! ~.~

    ReplyDelete
  2. HOW SWEET.....I have been checking back I was wondering? And now I know. You are just so Creative how cute I love the BEE..
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  3. are bees becoming popular this year? I love their little mesh wings..you did a great job on those..have a great tuesday..:>)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excuse me........way to creative awesome!! So listen, when can we get together again so I can get a large pineapple and friendship!
    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  5. I just LOVE bees! These are so cute!! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lynn~ those have to be the CUTEST lil' bees I have ever seen!!! What a great idea for the wings too, they look awesome!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Soooo cute... Just love the little bees. You did good!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Pat

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great job! Love the idea of using screen for the wings, just the perfect touch!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh you clever girl! How adorable! Those will "fly" out the window. Have a great week, Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  10. Those little bees are adorable, Lynn! I can't wait to see what clever idea is next on your list....

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sweet! Thanks for sharing your tutorial Lynn!

    Sandi

    ReplyDelete

Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye