Monday, June 6, 2011

Made it myself Monday....

Alex at You Had Me At Craft is sponsoring Made it myself Mondays, and I have a project to share this week. Then I also found Making Monday Marvelous , Inspire Me Mondays and Making The World Cuter.

I saw this beehive pinata project in Country Living Magazine's Idea Notebook, in the June 2011 issue, and fell in love with it.

I was at one time a professional beekeeper, so I have a softspot for anything with bees. Now, this beehive project is not much like a honey bee hive - it's more kin to a white-faced (or..uh...butt) hornet nest. As a beekeeper, we removed many of these nests and collected the bees for anti-venom use. And the bees are more like bumble bees, who have another type of nest. But this is still the sweetest thing I've seen in awhile.

My Mom's birthday was coming up, so I decided to make this for her. The directions are super simple to follow, and the materials are easy to find. It does take a few days to complete, because of the drying time, but I found it to "bee" well worth it! Knowing my Mom, I left the top open so that we didn't have to break it. Sure enough, the first thing she said after "Oh, I love it!" was "We're not breaking it!".  I think I might make a few more of the bees to put in my kitchen window :)
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  1. This is so stinking cute! I love the little bees all over it! I have just started to cut a flap on the bottom of my pinatas with some curly ribbons hanging down so it can just be pull open and not destroyed! I did have one party where one little boy got a little crazy and ripped the flap off, but I just duck taped it from the inside and problem solved! Love your project! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

  2. Amber, what a great idea! I wish I'd thought of that.

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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