This Bumble Bee DIY Decor idea is perfect for spring and summer decorating. Put these tags on your tiered tray or add them to your mantle decor!!
If you’re looking to add a fun & bright touch to your farmhouse decor this summer I have a the perfect Bumble Bee DIY Decor idea for you! I recently grabbed a set of stencils from my friends at Essential Stencil and added them to an adorable set of 3 chunky wood tags. What I got in the end is PERFECT! Let me show you how I create the look.
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Bumble Bee DIY Decor:
- Medium Wood Tags 1.5 inch thick
- Caviar Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Fluff Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Daisy Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Bee Mini Tag Stencil Set from Essential Stencil – Use the DISCOUNT Code RUSTIC10 to get 10% off your order!!!
- Palm Sander
- Painter’s Tape
- Makeup Sponges
- Dixie Belle Round Large Paint Brush
- Gorilla Super Glue (Only needed if you’re adding a wooden bee instead of the stenciled one.)
I started my project with raw unfinished Pine Tags that measure 6″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″. This chunky tag set is a great way to personalize your decor. You can stain, paint, chalk or stencil your favorite colors and design to create your own unique boards. These make great gifts, and are lots of fun at paint parties. Be sure to grab some by CLICKING HERE!!
To begin, add a base coat of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Caviar to the front and sides of your tags. Feel free to paint the back also, if you’d like.
Once your paint is dry, use a palm sander or sanding block to add a distressed finish.
Now it’s time to add your stencils!!
I used the Bee Mini Tag Stencil Set for this project. Be sure to use the code RUSTIC10 to get 10% off your order. CLICK HERE for details!!
When stenciling, first tape your stencil in place using painters tape. This will keep it from moving when adding the paint.
Then, load your desired paint color onto the makeup sponge. I used the color Daisy by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint for this portion of the project.
Once you have paint loaded onto the sponge, offload the majority of it onto a piece of foil or other surface.
As you can see, I have very little paint on my sponge. This will help you work in layers and prevent paint bleed.
Now, lightly pounce the paint onto the stencil. Chalk Paint is great for stenciling because it dries so quickly. This will allow you to go over your stencil multiple times without brining wet paint back up off of your project.
Continue to add layers of paint until you achieve your desired coverage.
Now for the second tag we will use the “Honey” stencil from the set.
Use the same technique described above to stencil the honey pot and bee’s body with the color Daisy.
Then use the color Fluff to fill in the rest of the stencil.
For the final tag, I used the “Happy” portion of the bee tag set to stencil the bottom portion of the tag.
Then I added a bee cutout painted in the same color scheme to finish the look!!
I’m just in love with how this adorable set turned out! What a fun way to add some color to any room of your home this summer. Watch me paint the set live below!!
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What a happy project! 💛 LOVE the honey comb and bee theme. Perfect for Summer.
I made the bee theme tags yesterday. They came out really nice. Didn’t realize when I ordered the wood tags that there were two sizes and I didn’t order the thick chunky ones you had. I ordered the 3/4″ by mistake. Not thick enough to stand up. Bummer!!! So I will have to hang them. Still very cute. Thanks for the great idea!!