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Honey Bee Vase

Learn how to make a beehive decoration that will be the envy of any tablescape!

By: Erin Reed from scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com
Honey Bee Vase
Honey Bee Vase

Know someone who loves bees? Maybe it's you! Learn how to make this beautiful honey bee vase to decorate your windowsill or serve as a lovely centerpiece for your table. This project is so easy to complete and the results are just lovely! Make the central motif really pop when you first use etching creme before stenciling on the bee. If you're a natural artist, you can even freehand the bee. The yellow glass paint really completes that honeycomb look! Complete the project by filling the vase with vivid flowers that any bee would be attracted to. Display the project somewhere where the light can shine through it!

Estimated Cost$11-$20

MaterialsGlass, Paint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniquePainting

Beginner

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Empty honey jar
  • Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glass Paints (Ink Black and Sun Yellow)
  • etchall Etching Crème
  • etchall Squeegee
  • Self-adhesive etched glass vinyl
  • Stencil brushe
  • Craft mat
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus
  • Circle Nested Dies
  • Bee stencil
  • Tape

How to Make the Honey Bee Vase:

Instructions:

  1. Clean the outside (and inside, if applicable) of the honey jar bottle. Allow to dry completely.

  2. Using your Sizzix Big Shot Plus and circle nested dies, cute a circle out of self-adhesive vinyl. Remove circle and place the remaining vinyl on jar in your desired position.

  3. Fill the circle with etching crème. Let sit for 15 minutes.
    Note: etchall Etching Crème is reusable, so excess can go back into the jar.

  4. After 15 minutes, wipe off excess etching crème and rinse jar. Remove the vinyl, and be sure to dry thoroughly.

  5. Place bee stencil on the jar, centering the bee in the circle. Use washi tape to secure the stencil. (Please note, the bee can also be free-handed.)

  6. Use glass paint and stencil brush to apply paint to the stencil.

  7. Carefully remove stencil and fill in the rest of the bee with a paintbrush, if desired

  8. Use yellow glass paint to paint honeycomb around jar.

  9. Allow paint to air dry for 24 hours.

  10. Bake in a conventional oven for 40 minutes at 325° to let set paint set and make Honey Bee Vase dishwasher resistant.

Honey Bee Vase
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