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DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

Has anyone else been bitten by the bee bug? I have been slightly obsessed with adorable farmhouse decor, which is how I came up with this easy DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign!

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I recorded the how-to steps of making this adorable DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.

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DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign


For this project, I will be using these items, but you can substitute where you want.

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DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

How to Make a DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

First, you’re going to paint the surface of your Dollar Tree sign with white paint. You want to make sure the original design on the sign is completely covered.

Allow the paint to dry, then paint the sides of the sign white as well. Before you can decoupage the bee napkin to the sign, you have to separate the napkin plies.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

Otherwise, the top ply (the one with the design on it) might not adhere properly to the surface and could start to peel up later.

How to decoupage

Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the sign, and place the bee napkin onto the surface. Use a rolling pin to smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles in the napkin, then let the Mod Podge dry.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

I used a sanding sponge on the edges of the sign to tear away the excess napkin. Next, you’re going to cut a single pattern out of the bee you napkin and separate the plies.

I traced the shape of the bee you napkin cut out on my foam board and cut the board to fit. Then, apply a coat of Mod Podge and place the napkin onto the surface.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

Smooth out the wrinkles and bubbles and let the Mod Podge dry. Hot glue the decoupaged foam board to the middle of the decoupaged Dollar Tree sign.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

How to age your DIY bee sign

I used a fine-tip paintbrush to lightly brush a bit of brown paint (Apple Barrel Burnt Umber) onto the edges of the Dollar Tree sign. Slightly smudge it to create the aged look.

Then, I sanded the sides of the sign to distress the paint. Next, I created the base for my farmhouse bee sign out of Tumbling Tower blocks and dowels.

I hot glued 13 of the blocks together to create the base. You can line the blocks up against a straight edge to make sure that they aren’t glued together crooked.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

I sanded down the blocks to get off any glue that seeped out from between the blocks. Then, I drilled two holes through the bottom of the Dollar Tree sign to attach the wood dowels.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

I marked on the Tumbling Tower blocks base where the holes were in the Dollar Tree sign and drilled holes in the base.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

Bring it all together

Next, I stained the wood for my base. I painted the Apple Barrel Burnt Umber onto the block base and used a baby wipe to remove the excess paint.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

I used a baby wipe to spread the paint on the wood dowels and pushed them into the holes in the Dollar Tree sign.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

Put a dab of hot glue on both the holes in the Dollar Tree sign to secure the dowels in place. I also put some hot glue to secure the top of the wood dowels in place.

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

Lastly, hot glue the bottom of the wood dowels to the holes in the base! Once the glue is dry, you’re ready to decorate your home with this adorable DIY bee sign!

DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign

I hope you enjoyed this DIY Farmhouse Bee Sign as much as I did and decide to make it for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!

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