Primitive bee box

Welcome to another day and another interesting little item! I made this primitive little bee box out of scrap corrugated cardboard!

You're probably thinking 'Bees and creepy stuff? Really?'  They go together bee-utifully!  I made this by hand - I don't have a die machine! The heck, you say!  It's true - I just never got one and I like making stuff myself. It seems more personal that way and not so cookie-cutter perfect. I did alot of work in Photoshop putting together the different backgrounds and elements to decorate it with. Outside is Medusa with bees on black plaid.

The lid is covered with corrugated cardstock and plaid with bees around the edges. And the top has one giant bee and a knob - the knob is actually a stopper from a big planter we bought at a hardware store. I just added some gold wax on top - I use everything! 

Take off the lid and POW - a creepy explosion inside!

I added color to some of the elements and even put some bees from the paper here and there - I like the ones in the ribcage!  There's also some metal bee embellishments.

The fun part is the creepy little scene in the bottom! There's a chipboard tree with a metal bee in the background and a wooden raven and medical jar in front. 

It was a fun project to put together and a little challenging trying to bend that corrugated stuff. It tends to have a mind of own. But it's got a primitive and grungy used look which I like. The fun papers are from Ephemoire. Try making your own from scratch!  

I'm entering this at SanDee and Amelie's and More Mixed Media Challenge!


  1. How cool! This came out amazing! Hugs-Erika

  2. Very cool explosion box! Love that wasp nest you have with it too. The inside is awesome, especially that scene in the middle! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  3. A great choice of this corrugated cardboard for this creepy box. A variation on the bee I didn't dare...! ;)

  4. OMG! This is beyond amazing! Love love love this explosion of creativity in your beautiful bee box! Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x


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