Today, I am excited to share with you this beehive decoration idea. This cute beehive DIY was so simple and budget-friendly to create. These mini beehive DIYs would look so adorable sitting on a tiered tray, or as cute shelf sitters for your spring and summer décor. You could also get creative with this bee décor DIY and add embellishments, such as mini bumble bees and details of your liking!
- Empty Mac & cheese container or something similar
- 2 packs of nautical rope from Dollar Tree
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks ( Here’s my affiliate link for the one I use HOT GLUE GUN )
- Black paint
- Paint brush
- Spanish Moss ( I buy this in bulk. Here is my affiliate link – Spanish Moss)
- Mini bees – ( I found mine at Walmart)
Step 1. Using a clean, empty container of instant macaroni and cheese, place the container upside down onto your working surface.
Step 2. Take some rope, I purchased mine at the Dollar Tree, and use hot glue and secure one end of the rope onto the bottom/base of the container. Press the rope down to secure it onto the container and then simply use hot glue to wrap the rest of the rope around the container. Be sure there are no gaps as you hot glue the rest of the rope going up the container. Also, keep pressing the rope down tightly onto the container to secure it into place as you work your way up the container.
Step 3. Once you get to the top edge of the container with your piece of rope, you will probably need at least 2 pieces of rope to complete this project, cut the excess rope off and use hot glue to secure the end of the rope onto the side of the container at the top. Be sure to press down firmly to secure the end of the rope down onto the container. The very top of the container should not be covered in rope yet. The sides of your container should now be covered in rope, going up the container, but the very top of the container should NOT be covered in rope yet. Allow to dry.
Step 4. Using another piece of rope, cut the rope to create a “handle” to go onto the top of your container. Using hot glue, secure the handle onto the top of the container, pressing down firmly at the ends of the rope with scissors to secure the handle into place. Allow to dry. You should now have a handle at the top of your beehive.
Step 5. Next, take some more rope and wrap it around the very top of the container, using hot glue to secure it into place as you work your way around the top. Be sure to wrap the rope tightly so there are no gaps. Also, you will use this piece of rope to cover up the ends of the handle glued down to the top of the container. Trim away any excess rope after the entire top has been covered in rope. Use hot glue and scissors to press down and secure any end pieces of rope that may be visible. Allow to dry. You now have a rope covered beehive with a handle at the top,
Step 6. Take a smaller piece of rope and hot glue it into a small circle. The circle should be small enough to fit onto the front of your rope covered container/beehive. Allow your rope circle to completely dry.
Step 7. Use hot glue and press the circle down onto the front/center of your beehive. Allow to dry. Then, take some black chalk paint and paint the inside of the rope circle black using a small paint brush. Allow to dry.
Step 8. Use hot glue and add a small bunch of Spanish Moss onto the top of your beehive, going around the handle. Trim away any excess and allow to dry.
Step 9. Using some yellow ribbon, or ribbon of your liking, make a small bow and hot glue the bow down onto the top of the beehive right at the base of the handle. Allow to dry.
Step 10. Feel free to add little honey bees, or other embellishments of your liking, to your beehive. Allow to dry and enjoy!
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube
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