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Valentine’s Day Love Bee

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
This 'love bee' is the perfect bearer of candy or small gifts for Valentine's Day.
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Skill Level: Beginner
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Baby Pink, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Calico Red, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
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Other Supplies
Medium clay pot
Small clay pot
Small clay saucer
White Black and green chenille stems
Red craft foam
Pencil
#12 flat brush
¾” flat brush
Liner brush
4” lace ribbon
Hot glue

Instructions

  1. Basecoat the two pots Baby Pink. Basecoat the saucer and the inside of the larger pot with Licorice.  Allow to dry.  Add Calico Red Stripes to smaller pot.

  2. Add Wicker White eyes using the end of a pencil eraser.  Use a stencil brush with all of the excess Calico Red removed for the cheeks.   Paint the mouth with a liner brush in Licorice.  Add the black dots to the center of the white eyes with the end of the paint brush.

  3. Glue the pots together.  Glue the body of the bee to the black saucer.

  4. Tie a lace bow for the wings and glue to the back.

  5. Glue a black chenille stem to the back of the bee for the arms and roll up ends.

  6. Glue two black chenille stems the saucer for the legs.  Roll up the ends and bend at knee.
     
  7. Fold a green chenille stem in half and roll up the ends and twist after bend.  Cut out a heart from red craft foam.  Write “be mine” with extra fine marker.  Glue heart  to the green chenille stem. 

  8. Fold white chenille stem in half and roll up ends for the antennas.  Glue to the inside of front of pot.
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