Bee Skep Springtime Fun


Seasonal decorations are a ton of fun but can get expensive quick so I'm always looking for cheap DIY projects. A couple of years ago, I made adorable bee skeps for our coffee table, and it turned out to be an easy and inexpensive DIY project. With spring right around the corner, I'm bringing you a miniature version of that bee skep. You can make this cutie pie in just few minutes with only a couple of materials and tools. You can find other fun items in my shop to decorate your dollhouse for Easter and spring.

Materials:

-Thimble (anything small that acts as a mold for that bee skep shape)

-Jute


Tools:

-Scissors

-Hot glue gun

-Black marker


For me, the trickiest part about this bee skep is getting my fat fingers all over the hot glue. The good news is that, if you mess up, you can always just peel it off and start over again. The first thing you're going to do is apply a thin line of glue around part of the base of the thimble and attach the end of your jute to the glue.

Continue to apply thin lines of hot glue to the thimble and wrap the jute as you go. You can only do a little bit of glue at a time because it dries so quickly. This part definitely isn't hard but it is tedious (as are most mini projects).

Once you get to the top of the thimble, apply a line of glue all around the top and attach the jute. Then, you'll continue to make that dome shape by glueing the jute to itself as you wind it closer to the middle. Don't go all the way; you'll want to leave a small opening for the next step.

Once it looks like the picture above on the left, trim your jute so that a little tail remains. Add glue to the opening and insert the cut end of the jute into the opening. Hold it in place for a few seconds until the glue is dry.

A real bee skep would have a hole for the bees to get in and out, but that isn't possible since ours is glued to a metal thimble. Just use a black marker (Sharpie works best) to color a circle on the bee skep.

Now you have a tiny bee skep to get your dollhouse ready for spring. Make sure to check out my shop for other items you can add to your dollhouse for each season.

Make sure to tag me on Instagram @mini.adventures.co to show me your little creations!