Bead Crafts knock my socks off. The low cost of wholesale Mardi Gras Beads keeps it cheap, while keepin’ it real with a whole lotta shine & bling. Bead crafts can transform into seriously effective DIY party decor. Remember beaded curtains? Former flower children & alternative types know what I’m talkin’ about: that sweet jingle jangle of plastic strands as you walk through a doorway. There are a ton of New Orleans inspired bead creations on Pinterest, but this one reigns supreme, plus can be made to fit windows, neat-o. I crafted my own magical doorway beaded curtain for Halloween using FBL glow beads – do you like?
<<< That’s right, amigos, I put that together from scratch with 3 things: my trusty glue gun, a plank of wood, and a pile of beads. That’s all you need for curtain bead crafts! Oh, and patience, have plenty of that on hand, for it’s just repetitive motions once you have the materials gathered. If you’re ready to dive into the world of bead crafts, get some strands from FBL to go all matchy-matchy like I did (took me 66 total bead necklaces), or go the more eclectic route and add old random beads from past Mardi Gras parades.
Let’s cut to the chase – here’s what ya do:
- Cut each necklace so they’re now long un-connected strands,
- Hot glue 2 pieces together to make an extra long strand,
- Get a plank of wood to hot glue these stands to,
- Repeat until your bead curtain is full enough to your liking, aaaand there ya have it.
Another one of my favorite bead crafts is archived in our blog from last Mardi Gras when I added our sparkly strands to the brim of a top hat. Mardi Gras is year ’round for so many party people, so it’s never too early to re-visit this gem. Special guest appearance by our cool copper wire LED string lights! Battery powered for crafts, y’all.
Bookmark us and join us NEXT TIME when we explore some easy DIY centerpiece ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Don’t ya just love fall crafts! We sure do…
TCB & DIY ~
~ Flashing Blinky Nikki