Garden Week : Bees and Honey projects

 Welcome To My Krafty Home this Tuesday ! 

Today I am celebrating Garden Week on my blog:  with  Bee's 

The greatest contribution of bees and other pollinators is the pollination of nearly three quarters of the plants that produce 90% of the world's food. A third of the world's food production depends on bees, i.e. every third spoonful of food depends on pollination. ”Ending hunger is everyone's responsibility.”

My Krafty Projects  : Read On 

Pocket card : 

Tri Fold Cards: 

These 3 cute cards are made using Simple Stories : Garden paper I had on hand. In bright Sunny colors these are perfect for any Garden lover . 
  1. First card uses a journal card from the pack for a cute pocket card
  2. Is a Gatefold card in a diagonal shape with a large Bee cut out on the center. 
  3. Yellow damask gatefold with a large stamp in the middle . With bees inside. 

Honey Soap : 

Glycerin Soap base (Melt & Pour) 
Honey ( 1 ounce per bar soap) .
A Pyrex measuring cup (or microwave-safe bowl)
A soap mold
Bubble wrap

Chop your glycerin soap base into cubes. This will help it to melt faster.Microwave the glycerin for 30 seconds at a time, until it’s fully melted.Add the honey to the melted glycerin. Stir it in until it’s well incorporated.Then, pour your honey soap base into your molds.Cut a piece of bubble wrap to fit inside the top of your mold.Then gently press the bubble wrap into the surface of your soap with the bubble side facing down.Allow the soap to cool and harden completely. Then, lift the bubble wrap off, and unmold your soap. 

 Bee's Wax Candles : 

  • 1 pound  beeswax 
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil 
  • mason jars 
  • candle wicks 
  •  old coffee tin
  • Large Pot that will fit your metal pitcher (or metal container you are using)
  • Bamboo skewers  or pencils
  1. Add the beeswax to a metal pitcher or metal can.  I suggest using a metal container that you can throw away when you are done because it is next to impossible to clean beeswax out of dishes.  I am using an old popcorn tin.
  2. Place the metal container into a large pot of water and bring to a boil.  This is your double boiler!  Turn heat down to medium and occasionally stir until all the beeswax is melted. 
  3. Once the beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat and stir in the coconut oil. (This helps the beeswax burn slower.)
  4. Add in 30-50 drops of essential oils of choice. (optional)
  5. Secure a wick at the bottom of the mason jar with a little glue and then fill the jar with the melted wax and coconut oil. Leave about an inch of room at the top of the jar.
  6. Using a pencil or bamboo skewer, wrap the other end of the wick around it and lay it horizontally across the top center of the jar. This will keep the wick centered while the wax hardens.
  7. Once the wax is completely hardened, you can trim the wick, and it is ready to light.  It should be about 1/2 inch long.

Bee's in the Garden : 

We depend on pollinators for the gardens we enjoy, many of the plant materials we utilize, and of course the food we eat. According to the Earth Day Network, 90 percent of flowering plant species are dependent on insect pollination, and a full 35 percent of global food production i

Tips to attract Bee's and Butterflies: 

Go native.

Local plants match the needs of nearby pollinators. Those modern hybrids you find at plant nurseries, on the other hand, may have pollen, nectar, and even scent bred out of them. A little research into your local climate and soil will reveal which plants work best 

Mix it up.

Fill your yard with flowers

To please your bees and your butterflies, opt for plants of all shapes and colors that will bloom from early spring to late fall. Planting clumps, rather than individual flowers or plants, will also make it easier for pollinators to find your yard 

Bees rely on blooming wildflowers, shrubs and trees to provide food — nectar and pollen.

Flowers should blossom over the seasons, from early spring to late fall. Choose a diversity of native species of all shapes and sizes. Plant big patches (think bull’s eyes) of each for more efficient foraging (less distance for bees to travel).

  • . Lavender
  •  Marjoram
  • . Foxgloves
  • Lilac
  •  Abelia (Bee Bush)

Thanks for stopping Bye  ...... Lisa 


Joanne said…
Those cards are so cute!
Love the beeswax soap! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
Cute cards! Thanks so much for linking up with me at A Themed Linkup 51 for Handmade Cards!

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