Adding a Hanging Wire: Cut an 6″ length of 16-gauge copper wire. Bend the wire over the tip of your round-nose pliers at the center point. Bend the ends of the wire over your round-nose pliers at the ends to fold back 1/2″.
Attaching the Hanging Wire: Slip the folder ends of the wire under the top corners of the roof. Hot glue into place. Hold the wire until the hot glue is well cooled and set.
Completed Roof: Where I used copper wire, you could also use garden twine, waxed linen cord, and even braided sea grass as your hanger.
Adding Dried Natural Accents: With my hot glue I have added a small branch of dried grapevine to the front side edge of my roof line. To strengthen the fine twists of the grapevine I hot glued the vine twist once next to the perch and again where it touched the bottom section of the bottle gourd.
Dried Flowers: These dried flowers are from my white Snowball Hydrangea. I cut small branched sections from the larger hydrangea flower and hot glue set the stems along the underside of the front roof edge.
Barberry Branches: A few pieces of Barberry branch with its natural deep red seeds adds the final touches to my Bee House. Its ready to become an accent on an autumn wreath, a Christmas present, or the go out into my garden as a winter roost for wild bees. This entire project from the basic construction to the ready-to-hang Bee House took less than one-half hour.
Please go to our Bee House Gallery for more ideas on how to decorate your Bee, Bug, and Seed Gourd Houses.