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:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Let paint and glue dry between steps. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Glue the pots together. Glue the body of the bee to the black saucer.
  • 5
    Trim and then tie a lace bow for the wings and glue to the back.
  • 6
    Glue a Black chenille stem to the back of the bee for the arms and roll up ends.
  • 7
    Glue two Black chenille stems the saucer for the legs. Roll up the ends and bend at knee.
  • 8
    Fold a Emerald chenille stem in half and roll up the ends and twist after bend. Cut out a heart from Red craft foam. Write ¬ďbe mine¬Ē with extra fine marker. Glue heart to the Emerald chenille stem.
  • 9
    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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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Pink 104107591 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Calico Red 104107653 (2)
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Licorice 104107658 (2)
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 4 inch 104186523
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Clay Pot 3 inch 104186521
  • Main Line Pottery Standard Saucer 3 inch 104186509
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. White 104277475
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Black 104277478
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Emerald 104277479
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104258592
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 12 104118907
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 3/4 104118914
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 1 104118916
  • Nicole™ Crafts Glitter Lace Tulle 6 inch x 8 yard White 104773576
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928