It’s “bee”-ginning to look a lot like Spring! Hi, Maureen here, and I’m sharing a really festive way to decorate a canning jar for Spring. You can use this technique for gift-giving for Easter, Mother’s Day or any birthday. It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t require a lot of supplies or effort!

Black and yellow are really great colors together, so I’m choosing to work with the Curious Metallic Black Night paper as part of this combo. It’s a sturdy card stock that holds up well and has a fun shimmer to it also! I’ve cut a strip of it at a 3.5″ by 11″ measurement.

Next, I’ve cut a 3.25″ by 11″ strip of Pop Tone Sweet Tooth White and used a gingham background metal plate die to cut it. Take this and lay it over the Curious Metallic Night paper. I’ve glued this together in certain spots so they don’t separate. Then, I’ve taped the strip around the jar to secure it into place. I used tape in case the recipient would like to use the jar later on.

I had an adorable bumble bee die cut in my collection so I picked out the Astrobright Solar Yellow paper for the body of the bee and cut a couple shapes. The black stripes and antenna are in Curious Metallic Night. I’ve assembled these with a basic tacky glue.

For the 3-dimensional wings, I have used the Curious Translucent Vellum and cut 2 sets of wings for each bee. I am using a clear glue tape to attach them. The first set of wings goes on flat, but with the second set I’ve folded the wing edge at the base so they stick up.

I’ve also cut some adorable flowers with die cuts from my stash in the Pop Tone Sweet Tooth White, and then dusted the inside with a yellow ink. All of the pieces are assembled on the strip of paper around the jar and glued on with tacky glue.

I’ve added a bee to the top of the straw on my jar for fun – this is taped on as well, so the recipient can remove it before they use it.

Now, find a few coordinating ribbons and tie it around the base of the straw! If your jar doesn’t have one, these can go around the neck of the jar too. I also added a yellow flower button for dimension.

I can’t wait to set this out on my Easter table this year! It will go really well with my yellow centerpiece and other items for Spring. You can fill the jar with candy, yellow Easter grass, or anything you choose! The possibilities are so much fun!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this ‘sweet as can bee’ project – feel free to add this idea to your CutCardStock Pinterest board pages too. Thanks for visiting!

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Maureen Ruangchamneil

Maureen (Mo) discovered joy in paper crafts when she created her first baby's scrapbook album (almost 20 years ago)! If she's taking a break from crafts, it's to hunt hidden Mickeys at Disneyland or sit by her pool with a cup of coffee. You can get "Mo' crafty" with her on A Little Mo Crafty Blog or on Instagram at @alittleMocrafty.