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I love a good decor theme, having just discovered the idea while puttering around online and getting inspiration. This week, with fantastic weather, I started thinking all about summer decor ideas.

I decided to go with a bumblebee theme for a few reasons. First, they are adorable and fuzzy little insects that just make me smile when I see them flying around the flower garden. Next, they are diligent little guys who play an essential role in our ecosystem, and finally, in one online group I belong to, my nickname is Bumblebee. So, this week I’m going to show you how to trick out your place with bumblebee themed items (and if you aren’t a fan of the insect, scroll to the end, I’ll have a few other theme ideas you may want to try).

Materials You Will Need:

  • Wooden Signs
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Yarn
  • Pom-Pom Makers
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Wood Clothespins
  • Wire or Wood Wreath Form
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Mason Jars

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Create A Buzz With a Wooden Sign

Nothing says summer decor quite like a cute little rustic sign!
Rustic wooden signs are perfect additions to most decor themes!

I love rustic wooden signs and they are extremely easy to throw together. You can check out my detailed tutorial that includes staining your sign here. I managed to find some signs that were already stained the way that I wanted, so I jumped straight into the lettering and images.

I used pictures of bees to follow as I painted, which turned out alright.

Clothespin Wreath

To get started with a wreath, you just need a wreath-form, clothespins and some craft paint!
To get started with a wreath, you just need a few items!

I’ve seen several of these ideas, and they are incredibly easy to get started and make. I used a wire wreath form, but you can also do this with a wooden one. In my case, I started by painting my clothespins black and yellow and then hooked them onto the wreath form.

I used paper plates to hold my clothes pins while the paint dried.
Paper plates make for a great surface to allow your clothespins to dry!

If you are working with a wooden form, you would use hot glue to secure the clothespins to it.

When done, you can add decorative details like a ribbon or a pom-pom bumblebee (read on to find out how to make one of those!).

Once you have your clothes pins painted, you just need to secure them to your wreath form!!
And my bumblebee wreath is ready to hang!!

Craft originally found on Grace For Single Parents.

Bee-autiful Mason jars

Mason jars are a snap to throw together with some craft paint. You just need to paint stripes on.
A striped mason jar is a perfect bumblebee style item!

I’ve written a few posts on mason jars, and it’s because they’re so easy to throw together and can be used for storage containers or luminaries! In the case of a bumblebee theme, you just need to paint one up in yellow and black stripes!

Twine Bee-hive

These are adorable! I’ve seen them pop up in my Pinterest feed. All you need is some twine rope (I would pick a fairly thick one) and a bowl form. Check out the full tutorial at the Better Housekeeper!

DIY Kitchen Jars

Did you know you can use sharpie pens to draw on ceramic? You can and I have. Imagine a cute little honey jar labeled in the lettering that you choose with a neat little bumblebee on it? Yup, adorable.

Note – You will have to either seal your jar or only hand wash it once you’ve drawn on it!

Fuzzy Pom-Pom

A little yarn and a pom-pom maker is all you need to create your own little bumblebee!
Yellow and black yarn paired with two pom-pom makers will yield you an adorable pom-pom bumblebee!

You can find dozens of animal pom-pom crafts out there on the internet. I found one at Molly Moo Crafts for a bumblebee! I didn’t make quite a large one as the one in the tutorial, but a little yarn and a pom-pom maker can help you create the perfect little accent to your decor.

Other Fun “Summery” Ideas

So bumblebees aren’t your thing? That’s okay, there are so many other themed ideas you can try! Some of my favorite ideas that I will probably incorporate in the years to come are:

  1. Lemon Theme – Think lemons instead of bees and you get the idea. 
  2. Watermelon Theme – Pick a bright pink and green and run with it!
  3. Sunflower Theme – Similar to the bee theme, but make your yellow a bit more golden!
  4. “Cool” Theme – Think sunglasses, beachballs, and other vibrantly colored things!

Do you have some cool summer decor ideas in your head and want to share? Hit me up in the comments down below!

Wrapping Together Your Summer Decor Ideas

Well, I can’t speak for everyone, but I know I’m going to have a bee filled summer with all of my bumblebee themed decor! I hope this post inspired you to create a little slice of summer decor for yourself!

When choosing a theme for decor, I find it best to pick one thing and work to create items that match it—so yellow and black theme for bumblebees, pink and green for watermelons, and so on. Don’t feel restricted to creating things that have a bumblebee on them either; you can make decorative elements just using a yellow and black theme as well!

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Next week I will be staying in the home decor space, but we’ll be taking this outside. Be sure to check out my post next week, all about how to DIY outdoor yard games for the summer. Until then, stay crafty my friends!

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