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Clay Pot Bumble Bees

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Creating these sweet little bumble bees is easy to do and fun to display.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Extreme Glitter™ - Hologram, 2 oz.
Item #2796
Sparkling fine glitter acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Use on all porous surfaces. For brightest shimmer, basecoat with similar FolkArt color. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and water-based.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pink, 2 oz.
Item #413
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Medium Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #455
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Ashland™ clay pots 2” and 3”
Floracraft® foam balls 2” - 1 ½” – 1”
Light colored burlap
Scissors
Wire
Wire cutters
Twine
Dowel rods 1/8”
Small wooden beads
Hot glue gun or craft glue
Flat brush ¼”
Stencil brush 1/8”
Liner brush #1
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam plates

Instructions

  1. Paint body of clay pots Medium Yellow. Using flat brush, paint bands of Licorice at bottom end of pot, rim and inside. 
  2. Apply several coats of Hologram to Licorice painted areas. 
  3. Brush Mod Podge onto piece of burlap until saturated and hang to dry. 
  4. Paint foam balls Wicker White. 
  5. Lightly stencil Pink onto balls for cheeks. Create eyes by dipping opposite end of paint brush in Licorice and apply dots. Let dry, repeat making dots with Wicker White. Let dry then add a small dot of Licorice to finish eye. Paint smile with liner brush. 
  6. Cut lengths of wire and curl at ends. Insert into heads with glue or hot glue. 
  7. Cut tear drop shapes from burlap for wings. Glue or hot glue to pots as shown. 
  8. For hanging bees, before attaching head, cut a length of twine and thread one end through wood bead. Secure with knot. Thread other end through hole inside pot. Secure bead with glue. Thread other end through a second bead. Slide bead up twine until it reaches about middle of pot between wings. Secure with glue. 
  9. Hot glue or glue head to end of pot. 
  10. For standing bees, cut four lengths of dowel rod, making sure two of them are shorter. Paint Licorice. 
  11. Cut two 1” foam balls in half and paint Licorice. Glue or hot glue two to rim off pot and two at small end of pot. Insert longer lengths of dowel rods into foam at small end of pot. Glue smaller lengths into foam on rim. 
Tip: Personalize bees on yellow band for party favors.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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