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DIY Hama Bead Bunting

DIY Hama Bead Bunting

DIY Hama Bead Bunting

So recently I shared my love of Hama beads (or fab off-brand IKEA ‘Pyssla’ beads) but lately, my obsession has grown to new heights with this colourful and oh-so-cute DIY Hama bead bunting! Now, fair warning, arranging the beads into these cute chevron stripes does take some time but there’s definitely something cathartic about it and the final product is worth the time!

So, to begin, you’ll need:
– Hama beads (or IKEA ‘Pyssla’ beads will definitely do the trick!)
– A large square pegboard
– An iron
– Baking/greaseproof paper
– Baker’s twine
– A darning needle (more…)

DIY Floral Fuse Bead Rings - paperandpin.com

Quick Craft – DIY Floral Fuse-Bead Rings!

DIY Floral Fuse Bead Rings - paperandpin.com

So I know you love to craft (you’ve ended up here so it’s pretty certain, right?) but sometimes there just isn’t the time. I get it! We all have a million things to do and often, sitting down to some DIY just doesn’t make it to the top of the list. That’s is why I’ve started ‘Quick Craft!’. These projects take half an hour or less and use easy to find, around-the-house type materials. And to kick it off, I’ve whipped up these DIY floral fuse-bead rings!

Fuse-beads (or hama beads, as they’re sometimes known) are one of those craft materials with endless possibilities. They make aborable coasters and teapot mats, fab wreaths and even great bubble blowers! So when I spied a GIANT tub at Ikea for only $10 I just knew I had to have them! And these cute little flower shapes were the first thing I made up. But what to do with them? Well, stick them on a ring of course! This project will take no time and is great for big and little humans – I’ve been wearing my ring all day and got some compliments from a six year old – so, you know, suitable for all ages! (more…)