Don’t you love giving – and getting – beauty gifts? With Mother’s Day just a few days away, graduations on the horizon, birthdays, bridal showers and other celebrations, what girl wouldn’t love a jar full of little beauty products and maybe a gift card to her favorite store? Let’s make the presentation really spectacular AND give Mom or another special lady her own Bee Beautiful jar!
I have to be honest – I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with this jar and want to keep it for myself! Guess I’ll have to make more! With a beehive on top, some cute little bees, flowers and a tag that reads “Bee Beautiful,” this jar will look too cute sitting on a dresser or vanity!
Here’s what I used and how to make the jar.
- One quart Mason Jar
- 1 7/8 x 3-13/16 inch Styrofoam Egg
- Twisted Sisal Rope (from Wal-Mart)
- Sheet Moss
- Scrap of black felt
- Bee buttons (from Joann’s) and spool wire
- Ribbon of your choice
- Silk or paper flowers (optional)
- Low-temp hot glue gun and glue
Use a serrated knife (not a good one!) to cut a slice off the bottom of the Styrofoam egg so that it sits flat. Of course, I did not get a straight cut! I used an emory board to lightly sand away any rough and bumpy edges until the egg was flat.
Starting at the very bottom, hot glue the sisal rope around the egg. Keep gluing, pushing each new row of rope against the previous row. Keep gluing until the egg is completely covered. From a piece of scrap black felt, cut a little oval-topped “doorway” to the beehive and hot glue to the front of the egg.
Remove the inside metal cover of the Mason jar (save it for another project!) Trace the lid of the jar onto a piece of chipboard and cut out the circle. If it’s not exactly circular, use a file or emory board, to sand smooth. Cover the top of the chipboard circle with hot glue and press onto a piece of sheet moss. Trim the sheet moss; if you’d like to, add extra moss around the outside of the circle and trim any stray, wild pieces.
Hot glue a piece of ribbon around the outside of the jar’s lid. I used a cute black ribbon with white flowers. If the ribbon is wider than the width of the rim, fold it over and hot glue it to the lid. It’s going to be covered and doesn’t have to look pretty!
Remove the shanks from the bee buttons and hot glue them as desired to the beehive. I had one adorable little bee button left from another project and wanted him to stand out! Twist some spool wire around a pencil; hot glue a bee button to one end of the wire, put a little glue on the other end and push it between two rows of rope on the hive. Add some flowers if you’d like; I added some little roses in shades of yellow and white.
With a generous amount of hot glue, secure the beehive to the moss-covered chipboard circle. Hot glue the chipboard circle to the Mason jar lid.
I used my Cricut and the “Walk in My Garden” cartridge to make a cute beehive tag that reads “Bee Beautiful.” I punched a hole in the top of the tag, tied it around the jar with sheer, dotted ribbon and finished it off with another little bee button and a black & white polka-dotted brad.
What do you think? Kind of adorable, isn’t it? Now, what to put in the jar? How about the Wonder Cloth and Hollywood Fashion Tapes, which we talked about recently? A favorite lipstick or balm, (come on, this is screaming for something from Burt’s Bees!) a gift card to Ulta, Sephora or to her favorite salon or spa? The beauty possibilities are endless to fill this “beeutiful” gift jar!
Did you see the fabulous gift card extravaganza giveaway? Don’t miss it, I will be thrilled beyond words if one of my lovely readers is the winner! I would love it so much if you could spread the word and visit all of the other wonderful and awesome ladies who are making this giveaway possible!
“Bee” beautiful and happy today and always! Thank you for visiting!
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