How to Make a Beaded Wreath

I was perusing the 90% off Christmas clearance aisle at Joann Fabrics and I came across these beady things.
I was not a big fan of the “too organgey to call it rust” color of the beads.  But at 90% off…
How could I resist?  Then I had an idea.  I got a styrofoam wreath out of my stash (originally purchased at Dollar Tree) and some floral pins that I inherited from my grandma’s stash and started wrapping the beads around the wreath tightly.  Every fourth or fifth wrap around I would pin a bead holding it all in place.
I made sure all the pins were in the back of the wreath so that they would all be hidden from the front.  I also made sure I ended on the back of the wreath as well.  Doesn’t it look gorgeous?
What?  No?  You don’t likey?  Then I zapped it with some spray primer….
Looking better…then I had some leftover glossy spray paint in Berry Pink from this project.  I gave her a once over with that.  Then I wrapped a pink satin ribbon around it and secured it to the wall with a thumbtack.  Then I made a bow and hot glued it to the tack.
Besides my totally undecorated walls and end table that desperately needs a skirt she looks kinda purdy.




  • randee

    i think she looks purdy good!

    you are a visionary! i saw the beads & saw beads.

    (i just did the dropcloth curtains in my dining room & love how they look)

  • The Girl Creative

    I agree with Randee. lol It looks great. Never woulda thought. :)

  • Miss Mustard Seed

    Very cute. Those beads and foam wreath cleaned up nicely! I just love wreaths and anything that could be made for a few dollars is a win in my book. Very creative.

  • Lydia

    Very cute! Do you think this would be an appropriate outdoor wreath (on a covered porch?)

  • Your cool friend, Cheryl

    Clever! I, too, was perusing the 90% off Christmas at JoAnn's today and saw tons of the same shiny orange beads…I don't think anyone bought them! lol

  • Natalie

    Very cute! :) You have great ideas!

  • amybluestar

    Beckie that is so cute!!!

  • Jenn

    I was worried for a second about that wreath form showing!! I shouldn't have doubted your for a second!

    Love those 90% off clearance sales!!

  • Pat & Ron Harris

    Love it. Have some beads I didn't know what to do with. Now I know. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Pat & Ron Harris

    Love it. Have some beads I didn't know what to do with. Now I know. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Pat & Ron Harris

    Love it. Have some beads I didn't know what to do with. Now I know. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Pat & Ron Harris

    Love it. Have some beads I didn't know what to do with. Now I know. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • Jingle

    What a great idea! That looks great!

  • Cheri

    Clever. Another one for the E book.

  • O Mom

    I am dieing here! Actually dieing!
    This is so cute. AND pink!
    Must do this. :)

  • irasema

    Love it! you have the best ideas!

  • Sara

    Great idea! I love it!

  • Tamara

    Screams Happy Valentine's Day – love it! What a simple and fun craft to do.

  • Bobbi

    Gosh you make me smile…"what, you no likey!?" I DO likey…very interesting…your ability to see something's potential is far reaching…at the very least!

  • Anonymous

    really what all these people want to say is how annoying you are!! LOL! I always see crap like that and think Beckie would know what to do with this stuff. It's beautiful!
    Nic

  • Jenni R.

    Love it! Thanks for a great idea!

  • bec4

    Ok, I am going to JoAnns tonight (before going to a chick flick) to see if they have any left to do this! Thanks for sharing on my first linky party.

  • Betina

    Geez Louise Girl! How do you come up with this stuff!?

    Cute!

  • Tracy Suzanne

    It's more like infinitely creative! You never stop coming up with the neatest & smartest ideas! Way to go.

    Have a fun weekend. Hugs…Tracy :)

  • FleaMarketTrixie

    great idea and really cute!

  • Stephanie

    Cute!

  • Shannon

    I agree – you are such a visionary! I wish I could look at something that ugly (the beads) and see something as gorgeous as your pink wreath!

  • Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia

    You go girl with your creative self!

  • dana

    Totally cool with beads!! What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing with me.

  • Carmen

    Ahhh I love it! What a great idea!

  • Emily

    Never would have thought of that!

  • Jane

    Very clever!

  • Amy {The Red Chair Blog}

    Very pretty and creative!

  • Heather

    Dang girl, you really got your creative on with this. :) I really like it. Thinking this might look great on my front door.
    -Heather @ http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.blogspot.com

  • Ashley @ AshleysBusy

    Aww, this is too cute. Loved how you painted it pink. :)

  • [email protected]

    You are so creative, I love it!

  • Janet

    Ok, lurker here but I had to say that I totally had this idea too! Only I couldn't find the beads at an affordable price, so I just skipped out on it!

    But it came out looking fantastic! GREAT JOB!

  • Delightful Dwelling

    I had been thinking of making something just like this with all the cheap beads I picked up on clearance too. You read my mind and yours looks gorgeous!

  • frillsfluffandtrucks

    I was at Jo Ann's today and they had those same rust beads on 90% off clearance…so I bought some and totally will be copying this project from you. LOVE it!

    ~ Sarah

  • Lianna Knight

    So gorgeous and SO creative!

    You can see my DIY project here….

    http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/01/liannas-labels-debut-and-giveaway.html

  • AutumnBrooke

    Ok, I really like this. I read that you are way into wreaths right now, and I have to say ME TOO! I'm obsessed. I think you just made me add another to the list of "want to makes". lol

    Autumn
    TheFickleHobbyist.com