Have you met Cindy from Rick Rack and Gingham?
She is an absolute sweetie and she gets these fun ideas for swaps.
Her latest and greatest idea was to have a Christmas ornament swap. Our ornaments had to reflect our blog and be a house or rv. Ummmm.....this is where I kind of went off the tracks. I just couldn't find a house or come up with an idea for a house......but I did think of......now go with me on this......a bee house! Or a bee hive!!!
I started with a paper mache ornament base that kind of reminded me of a bee hive.
Then I used the wonderful and classic Aleene's Tacky Glue to wrap the ornament with jute twine.
Well, every little cottage needs a door, so I just cut a circle out of some brown felt and glued that on.
Then I needed to make a little bee. I used black and yellow pipe cleaners, wrapped them around a screwdriver (pencil was too big) and then squished the coils together. But I needed wings. This was a puzzle to me. Then inspiration struck!
I had some inkjet transparencies at home (for school)!
I happened to have a heart shaped hole punch (thanks Martha) and I punched the heart, cut it down the middle and then glued them in between some of the coils.
Watch out! Don't get stung!
To bring in the Christmas, I made a little pennant banner for each little hive out of Christmas scrapbook paper and glued it on.
Well, I have to say, what thrilled me the most was how much Baby Bee kept saying, "I am so lucky to have a crafty mom." Ahhh....now there's a girl who can melt her mama's heart.
A set of 7 of these little hives are heading to Texas right now.
Just be careful when you open the box Cindy!
Thank you for buzzing in and seeing what I'm buzzing about!
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