We're Buzzy For These DIY Stenciled Bee Plates

This DIY wall art featuring honeycomb and bee motifs could not be easier. See how to turn simple white plates into stunning home decor.

Transform ordinary dishware into extraordinary wall art with a honeycomb pattern painted with liquid gold leaf.

Need quirky and fun DIY decor to complete your gallery wall or spice up a hallway? Look no further than this buzzing plate display. Gold bees spruce up dollar store plates for an inexpensive art collection. Add geometric hexagons to make this trending piece even more chic. Just follow our easy instructions below.

What You Need

  • Bee and hexagon pattern printouts
  • Stencil paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Repositional spray adhesive
  • White dinner plates in various sizes
  • Gold paint or liquid gold leaf paint
  • Paper plate
  • Foam dabbers

Step 1: Prep the Plates

Print out bee and hexagon patterns. Trace patterns onto stencil paper and cut out with craft knife. Spray stencil with adhesive and place onto plate.

Step 2: Paint Patterns

Pour a small amount of gold paint onto a paper plate. Pounce foam dabber into gold paint and off-put excess paint on a clean portion of the plate. Dab paint onto stencil on plate until image is filled in solid with paint. Remove stencil from plate and allow paint to dry. Repeat with with a hexagon pattern around the center bee if desired.

Note: Plates are for decorative use only and are not food safe.


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