Mod Melts Bumble Bee Pots

This post is sponsored by Blueprint Social, but the content and opinions expressed are all my own.
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Have you seen the new Mod Podge Mod Melts and Molds yet? Mod Melts let you create your own embellishments for scrapbooking, jewelry, furniture, really anything you want.

You simply use the special Mod Melts glue sticks in a high temperature glue gun. Let the embellishment cool for 3 minutes and then pop them out of the mold.

Supplies for Mod Melts Garden Pots:

  • Mod Melts sticks
  • Mod Melts mold
  • high temp glue gun
  • acrylic paints
  • small clay pots
  • paint brush

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I did have some trouble with the little bumble bee since it has so many teeny tiny areas to fill with the Mod Melt sticks. The extra ‘glue’ that oozed over the edges had to be cut off with a pair of scissors. I found the simpler designs, like the heart and flower, much easier to work with. But I have a thing for bees, I just couldn’t resist.high-temperature-glue-gunI fully admit that I had no clue that there are both high & low temperature glue guns. Of course the 4 glue guns that I already owned were low temperature. So I had to make a trip to the craft store to get a high temp glue gun. Be sure you are using a high temp glue gun or the sticks will not work. Take my advice so you won’t have to drag two screaming kids back to the craft store, like I did.

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Now for the fun part, you can use paint, nail polish, glitter, or shimmer mists to add colour to your mod melts. I used simple acrylic paint to paint my little bee’s a pale blue.

distressing-clay-potsI had these small clay pots from my last trip to Hobby Lobby. I dry brushed on a tiny amount of white paint to give the pots a bit of age. And simply glued the little bees onto the side of the pots.

Now fill with your favourite flowers and enjoy.

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clay-pots-distressedSo what would you use Mod Melts for?

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9 thoughts on “Mod Melts Bumble Bee Pots

  1. These are really adorable. I love anything will little bees on them. I haven’t see this before. I know I will be heading to the craft store this week for these goodies!

  2. These caught my eye right away– I love making clay pot art! So happy to have new ideas with the instructions included! Wanted to wish you and your family the best in your new home!! I’m new to your site, which is now being added to my bookmarks so I won’t lose it. Take care Danielle!! <3

    • Thanks so much Kathy! I so appreciate you following my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. It totally made my day :)

  3. I absolutely love this idea. I hadn’t thought to use the mod melts for gardening, I think I need to make some of these bees though and pop them into my daughter’s fairy garden.

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