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Make a Beehive Out of Plastic Easter Eggs

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With Easter being over, and sales happening at the craft stores, I figured we could try and make something out of what we had, or could buy at a cheap price.  My son is 19 now, and doesn’t really partake in the old Easter tradition of a basket and eggs.  He still gets some candy and stuff, but it’s a lot different when they get older.  Having old plastic eggs sitting around from years ago, I wanted to try and use them for something fun.  I saw a video on YouTube that had something like this in it, so I figured that I would give it a try.

It was pretty easy to do, and didn’t cost much at all.  I think most of us have some things laying around we could re-purpose.  So, let me know what you think about the design in the comments.  I sure hope that you like the tutorial, and pray that you have a blessed day!

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Instructions for the Easter Egg Beehive:

I started with the braided craft rope, and cut it to a few feet in size.  It’s the three-ply braided type, and I pulled it apart for three separate pieces.  You can always glue a new piece, if you run out of one of them, so there’s no worry on the specific length.

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After that was cut, I started gluing.  I used my glue gun to add a line to the bottom of the Easter egg, and start wrapping one piece of rope around.  You can then put dots of glue wherever it’s needed.  It’s up to you on how tight you wrap it and layers that you use.

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Once that’s done, you can make a small loop of rope, and attach it to the very top.  I would do this before you finish wrapping the first cord around, so you can hide the bottom of the this rope and the glue.

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To make a entrance into the hive, glue a few small pieces into a arch at the bottom of one side.  You could do this as a circle, arch, whatever you want.

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Using a market, paint or whatever you have…paint the inside of the arch black to make it look like an entrance.  Set this to dry for however long it takes.

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When that part has dried, you can either be done, or continue like I did.  I decided to make some little bees out of craft paper on my Cricut.  Details, colors, etc. are totally up to you.

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When you have them assembled, and some craft wire attached, you can glue them onto the beehive, and let it sit to dry.

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beehiveSo, what do you think?  I hope you like it!

Please take a minute to leave me a comment on what you would like to create, and maybe if you have any tips on how to do it different, or better!

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Toni
Toni
2 months ago

Such a cute idea! I would love to try it.

Fatima Torres
2 months ago

What a lovely piece to add to your Easter decor. I love it!

Catalina
Catalina
2 months ago

Such a cute diy idea. Love easy things to make with my kid.

Sherry
Sherry
2 months ago

What a cute craft idea. My son doesn’t do the egg hunt anymore since he’s a teen and I still have some packed away.

Celebrate Woman Today
2 months ago

I love this unique craft! I am going to attempt it, as it take just minutes to make.

Heather
2 months ago

This is such a great idea! We have so many of those Easter eggs laying around.

Lisa Joy Thompson
2 months ago

Your bees are super cute! I should make some with my Cricut. I love the idea of making something with what you have already on hand. Great job!

Daisy
Daisy
2 months ago

Very cool idea! Happy Earth Day!

Heidi Bee
Heidi Bee
2 months ago

This is so cute! I am a sucker about anything Bee related