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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.

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41 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. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!!

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

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

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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 πŸ™‚

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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

  17. 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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