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Last Updated on April 25, 2021 by Katherine

Looking for some fresh summer decor ideas? One of my favorite tips is to create a theme and run with it. To illustrate, this week, I’m going to show you six cleverly easy crafts inspired by the industrious bumblebee.

I love these fuzzy little insects and they, along with other species of bee are essential to the survival of the planet. They are hard-working pollinators that can create a beautiful flower garden just by buzzing about, which I think is pretty darn neat.

You can create most of these ideas in a single afternoon and well under $20 per craft. Also, these crafts are kid and beginner friendly if you’re looking for a summer project for bored children (of all ages lol).

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

You can find most of these products at your local Wal-mart or dollar store. You can also buy these on Amazon or my favorite online retailer, Create For Less (Affiliate Link).

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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 super easy to toss together, and they look fantastic. I found some signs that were already stained how I wanted, so I jumped straight into the lettering and images.

I used pictures of bees to follow as I painted. You can also use stencils if you prefer as well.

For more details check out my earlier post: How to Make an Amazingly Easy Custom Wood Sign You’ll Absolute Love

Clothespin Wreath

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

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.

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!!

Check out How to Make Affordable and Cute Clothespin Wreaths for Summertime from 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.

I’ve written a few posts on mason jars, and it’s because they’re so easy to throw together! With a bumblebee theme, you just need to paint one up in yellow and black stripes! I use these jars for storage, though they can become luminaries if you only paint a single layer of craft paint or leave portions unpainted.

Check out my previous mason jar posts:

How to Make A Wonderful Mason Jar Candle

4 Amazing Mason Jar Luminaries to Make Right Now

6 Cool Mason Jar Ideas

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!

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!

  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, beach balls, 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

Making themed decor ideas for summer is a great way to spend the afternoon. Crafting new stuff is fun and in the end you get to enjoy looking at your projects for years to come. You can even make a beautiful gift for that special someone on your list

Theming your home decor can take a little work, but it can also be a great deal of fun finding new inspiring ideas on Pinterest (or your other favorite method of search). Speaking of Pinterest, please pin this post to Pinterest and share with your social network. Spread the inspiration!

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That’s all for now, until next time, stay crafty, my friends!!

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