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.





Comments

  1. 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)

  2. The Girl Creative says:

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

  3. Miss Mustard Seed says:

    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.

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

  5. Your cool friend, Cheryl says:

    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

  6. Very cute! :) You have great ideas!

  7. amybluestar says:

    Beckie that is so cute!!!

  8. 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!!

  9. Pat & Ron Harris says:

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

  10. Pat & Ron Harris says:

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

  11. Pat & Ron Harris says:

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

  12. Pat & Ron Harris says:

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

  13. What a great idea! That looks great!

  14. Clever. Another one for the E book.

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

  16. Love it! you have the best ideas!

  17. Great idea! I love it!

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

  19. 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!

  20. Anonymous says:

    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

  21. Love it! Thanks for a great idea!

  22. 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.

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

    Cute!

  24. Tracy Suzanne says:

    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 :)

  25. FleaMarketTrixie says:

    great idea and really cute!

  26. Stephanie says:

    Cute!

  27. 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!

  28. Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says:

    You go girl with your creative self!

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

  30. Ahhh I love it! What a great idea!

  31. Never would have thought of that!

  32. Very clever!

  33. Amy {The Red Chair Blog} says:

    Very pretty and creative!

  34. 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

  35. Ashley @ AshleysBusy says:

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

  36. [email protected] says:

    You are so creative, I love it!

  37. 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!

  38. Delightful Dwelling says:

    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!

  39. frillsfluffandtrucks says:

    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

  40. Lianna Knight says:

    So gorgeous and SO creative!

    You can see my DIY project here….

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

  41. AutumnBrooke says:

    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

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