Plaid Valentine's Day Love Bee

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by Sherrie Ragsdale, Plaid

Plaid Valentine's Day Love Bee

Your sweetheart will buzz with delight this Valentine's Day when he or she sees the Plaid Valentine’'s Day Love Bee!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours, dry time

Project 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 and let dry.
  • 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 Licorice dots to the center of the Wicker White eyes with the end of the paint brush.
  • 3
    Glue the pots together, base to base. Glue this combined piece to the Licorice saucer. Trim and then tie a lace bow for the wings and glue to the back.
  • 4
    Glue a Black chenille stem to the back of the bee for the arms and roll up ends. Glue two Black chenille stems the saucer for the legs. Roll up the ends and bend at knee. Fold a Emerald chenille stem in half and roll up the ends and twist after bend.Fold a Emerald chenille stem in half and roll up the ends and twist after bend. Fold White chenille stem in half and roll up ends for the antennas. Glue to the inside of front of pot.
  • 5
    Cut out a heart from Red craft foam. Write "Be Mine" or other saying” with extra fine marker.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours, dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Two Bottles of Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint in the Follow Colors: Baby Pink, Wicker White, Calico Red & Licorice
  • •A Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot that is 4" & one that is 3" and a 3" Saucer
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems in White, Black & Emerald, Glitter Lace Tulle in White, 9" x 12" Foam Sheet in Red & Dual Temperature Glue Gun
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 12, Flat Wash Size 3/4, Liner Size 1
  • •Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks
  • •Sharpie Fine Point Marker in Black
  • •Scissors & Pencil