This Wreath Took a Beading

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Inspired by some bead wreaths that I saw while browsing Etsy, I decided to take on this craft myself.

Here's the end result! 

Better than the wall art? 

This was super easy to make. Here's what I did: 
  • Purchased a wreath from a craft store. I got one of those straw ones for under $5. Note to crafters - I think it's better to keep the plastic on the wreath so that you don't have straw all over the place. 
  • I found beads in bulk at a local party store. They were sold in groups of 12, and I bought 3 groups of each color (72 total beads). 
  • I cut the beads and began wrapping them around the wreath and hot gluing them. 
  • Once I had the wreath covered, I think took a strand of each blue and gold and twisted them together. Then I glued that down (this really helped mesh the colors). 
  • Then I made a nice WVU bow! 
  • I thought about placing on a wooden football and/or basketball, but I decided to keep it general - you know, in case we want to cheer on the men's baseball team in the spring. 
Happy Crafting!