Bee String Art Just In Time For May

I am currently working on bee string art kits for First Friday|BuzzFest in downtown Johnson City on May 6. *pours another cup of coffee*

I am currently working on bee string art kits for First Friday|BuzzFest in downtown Johnson City on May 6. *pours another cup of coffee*

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a please to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation about anything from gluten-free goodies to handmade goodness. Today on the blog, we are chatting about the bee string art kits that I am currently creating from a bee drawing I found in one of my sketchbooks dated 1998. Wowzer!

Now, I don’t want to give too much away, but I just had to show y’all the samples. If you are in the Johnson City, Tennessee area, stop by The Local Company in downtown Johnson City to see these cute little bees and flower in person. You can also see my demonstrating the bee string art LIVE at The Local Company on Friday, May 6. Y’all don’t want to miss out on all the fun! If you’re not local, don’t fret because I will be posting all kinds of randomness and photos to my social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) + I might even add a few kits to my Etsy shop (which I know needs some attention *pours another cup of coffee–wink*)

The bee string art kit will come with a board, bee template, instructions, nails, and string. All you will need to complete this project is a hammer, a little craft paint, and a paint brush.

The bee string art kit will come with a board, bee template, instructions, nails, string, and a sawtooth hanger (if you want to hang it). All you will need to complete this project is a hammer, a little craft paint, and a paint brush. These kits are perfect for parents to do with their children, grandparents to do with their grandkids, a “Girls Night In” party, a tween birthday party activity….I want them to be the “Mr. Potato Head” of string art *wink*

The bee string art kits will come with a template designed from my original drawing; however, the markings for the nails are just a guide. I want people to feel free to adjust the nails to create different shapes. On the “Bee Happy” sample, I positioned the nails farther apart, which gave the bee a more geometrical, modern look. By placing the nails closer together, the bee has a rounder, cuter feel like the bee at the top of this post.

This "Flower Power" string art flower + painted flower combo is available for purchase at The Local Company, and it is currently not part of the string art kit collections I am working on.

This “Flower Power” string art flower + painted flower combo is available for purchase at The Local Company, and it is currently not part of the string art kit collections I am working on.

The string art kits are designed to work together, to be stacked together, to hang on the wall, to function as a small shelf, to use in a wall collage, to set on a shelf....Oh, my! The possibilities are endless!

The string art kits are designed to work together, to be stacked together, to hang on the wall, to function as a small shelf, to use as part of a wall collage, to set on a shelf….Oh, my! The possibilities are endless!

When I was designing the string art kits, my main goals were to make them easy, fun, and quick. Seriously, who has time for complicated projects that take hours or an entire weekend! Not this girl *wink* I also wanted people to have options–like paint the board any color…or place the nails farther apart or closer together to give the design a personal touch. Nope. There are no complicated instructions that require geometry and algebra. Everything about these string art kits is simple. All you need is about an hour, snacks and a beverage for the paint-drying time, a hammer, a paint brush or two (depending on how fancy you get with painting your board–think stripes, ombre, polka dots…), craft paint(s), and good music (perhaps, some Prince *pause for a moment of silence*).

Well, that’s the buzz on the bee string art kits coming soon! Thanks so much for sitting a spell with me today. Now, go do something fun and creative!

Just doing what we do *wink*

Just doing what we do *wink*

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