Bee Ornament Exchange 2011 – Part 1

The yearly bee ornament exchange is one of my favorite parts of being a bee, and it’s hard to believe that this is already our FOURTH annual bee ornament exchange! Each year, the blogger bees all get together and participate in a secret Santa ornament exchange. With a $15 budget, each bee is challenged to come up with an ornament (handmade or store bought) that represents the bee’s moniker that they’ve drawn! This year over 100 bees participated! WHEW! Check out the adorable ornaments the bees came up with:

to – Wishing my Taco friend a muy Feliz Navidad with a necklace-turned-ornament from Etsy








to – I made an espresso mug out of polymer clay! Plus, a little bell for fun :)




to – I lovingly crafted this ornament with hand-painted fabric, paper, glue, and a felt backing.






to – My paint job was pretty terrible, so I let the photographs shine on the other side.







to – I DIYed this Hermit Crab by painting a real shell with metallic paint, and used beads strung on 20mm wire for the appendages


to – I had so much fun sculpting Miss Aardvark’s adorable icon!





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to – I embellished a small spoon ornament with a hand-stamped tag, a bee charm, and sparkly beads.




Aren’t these adorable? Stay tuned for more bee ornaments!


Mrs. Penguin

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  1. Member
    FutureMrs.Morgan 918 posts, Busy bee @ 7:13 am

    These are so cute. The Hermit crab melted my heart!

  2. Member
    TheFutureMcBride 4485 posts, Honey bee @ 7:24 am

    Great job!

  3. quiche Member
    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:28 am

    These are great! I love the Hermit Crab!

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    Mrs.KMM 13168 posts, Honey Beekeeper @ 7:41 am

    These are so fun! And the Hermit Crab is fantastic!!

  5. Member
    Ms Bookworm 1074 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:42 am

    These are seriously adorable!

  6. lamb Member
    lamb 953 posts, Busy bee @ 7:55 am

    @Deviled Egg – I love the hand stamped tag! “Bee Merry” yay!

  7. ostrich Member
    ostrich 2402 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:35 am

    @Candy Apple, can I have a bacon ornament too? It’s AWESOME. :)

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    soyjoy222 3817 posts, Honey bee @ 8:42 am

    omg I love them!!!

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    MrsElopement 3033 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:57 am

    SOO very adorable!!

  10. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:19 am

    Yay! Thanks again, Balloons! :) Love my ornament.

    So fun to see all of these. Merry Christmas, everyone! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and a GREAT start to the new year!

  11. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:21 am

    Aww, Mrs. Ostrich! :) Thanks. When I saw my draw, I had NO idea what to do! heh.

  12. msdoe Member
    msdoe 639 posts, Busy bee @ 9:22 am

    I love all of these!!!! :)

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 9:25 am

    What fun ornaments!

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    Floating Elephy 252 posts, Helper bee @ 10:17 am

    They are all so marvellous! What a brilliant idea for the Hermit Crab :) Cute!

  15. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:17 am

    SO ADORABLE! I love seeing the little monikers come to life :)

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    TinyTina 3312 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:21 am

    Aww, I love them all! But I have to say… the taco made me giggle. :)

  17. teaspoon Member
    teaspoon 768 posts, Busy bee @ 12:04 pm

    The taco is too cute! And I love the bee merry and the bee on mine!

  18. jaguar Member
    jaguar 6490 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:17 pm

    Oh my gosh! The Jaguar! I die!

    Mrs. Cardigan, she is BEAUTIFUL. (Parcel still hasn’t made it here yet, but this post totally made my Christmas!) xxx


  19. cheetah Member
    cheetah 297 posts, Helper bee @ 8:21 pm

    I love them all! Mr. Cheetah is a bit jealous of the taco :)

  20. bacon Member
    bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 9:31 pm

    Candy Apple totally rocked this one out of the park! The ornament is the star of our tree!
    @Deviled Egg and @Cola, you two ladies are so talented I can hardly stand it!

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 9:53 pm

    These are so cute ,especial the first one,it’s so cute.

  22. cola Member
    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:12 pm

    Yay, I love seeing all of these! They are all so adorable!

  23. espresso Member
    espresso 1308 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:26 pm

    I LOVE my espresso cup Bear Cub! I still can’t believe you made it. Thanks again!

  24. hermitcrab Member
    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 8:08 am

    @FutureMrs.Morgan: @Mrs. Quiche: @FutureKMM: @Floating Elephy: I am totally in love with the Hermit Crab too – there’s a permanent home on my desk – THANK YOU COLA!! xx

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