Monday, April 16, 2012

From Easter Egg lantern to Beehive with bees!

I LOVE Chinese paper lanterns. One would probably notice that I use a lot of paper lanterns at my shop, either for display and for sale as well. I have these 3 Easter Egg paper lanterns and they are just sooo pretty! But now that Easter is over, I cannot wait for next year to bring it out again. And if you know me, I LOVE repurposing, upcycling and recycling. So...there it is!
The shape reminded me of beehives, and since I'm loving my cricut expression machine, it was an easy project! (Well, I started with one lantern, and I love how it turned out! So, I'll do the same for the other 2).
I spray painted the paper lantern yellow, hand-painted black horizontal stripes ( using black craft paint), cut-out bees in different sizes, and there you have it...a beehive with lots of bees! I'll be showing how I display this at my summer vignete.
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