Bee Skep

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.

Make your own bee skep from recycled materials -

Summer time is a great time to decorate indoors while all the flowers are decorating the outdoors. We made this bee skep to decorate our house for the summer. The skep was used as a bee hive for centuries, but now they are more for garden decorations. Our project uses a recycled soda bottle and glue, so there is no need for weaving. This is a perfect craft for children, camps or addition to a bee lesson!

Soda Bottle, Scissors, Jute Twine, and Tacky Glue


Remove the top at the neck and cut off the bottom to your desire hight. You will have a nice dome shape.

Start by cutting the soda bottle. Cut the bottom off. The less you cut off, the taller the bee skep will be.  Next, cut off the top neck of the soda bottle.

Starting at the bottom of your dome, sqeeze glue.

I started at the bottom placing a line of glue around the bottom and placed the twine on it.

Start with a few lines of glue, and slowly wrap the twine around the bottle

I continued to wrap the twine around the plastic dome shape, applying more glue and wrapping more.

Glue the next layer of twine on top

Once at the top apply the glue to the twine and coil around to finish. Once the glue is dry, paint a black arch at the bottom to represent the opening the bees would use to get in.

Decorate with bees and flowers of your choice

Decorate as desired, I found a cute little lampwork bee bead to glue to the top. Create for Less has these adorable bees that can be used too!

Make a bee skep decoration from recycled materials -

Use a soda bottle to create a dome shaped bee skep decoration -

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2 thoughts on “Bee Skep

  1. Sandie

    Tooooooo cool have looked and looked for a “bee” decoration for Rosh Hashana…. just in the nick if time I found this…. better get busy have 12to tables to decorate…. GOD bless you.

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