Bee-Line How-To

Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2009

Download our PDF, and print onto ordinary paper. 

Use a craft knife and metal straight edge to cut at crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edge of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact for subsequent cuts). Lay the template on the lid of a 3 1/2-inch square box, and hold it in position. Use a thick pin (such as a corsage pin or a T-pin) to pierce a hole through both template and box lid at each dot. Then remove the template.

 Wind the wire from each of two millinery bees around a pencil to create a spiral just a short distance below the bee. Slip the end of each wire through the last hole in one of the lines on the box lid, and bend about 3/8-inch of the wire at a right angle. Tape this bent end up against the underside of the box. Position each bee by bending the wire, and place the lid on the box. 

1/2" bees, $16 for 24, by Tom Floral Inc., from FloralSupply.com. Jewelry box (#33D), $34.50 for 100, U.S. Box Corp., usbox.com.

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