Decorate your home with homemade beaded hearts
- Cost< 50 £
- Duration1-3 h
Looking to add a personal touch to your Valentine’s decorations this year? Why not try creating pretty beaded hearts that can be made into a garland, kept singular or even used as a gift tag for those extra special gifts.
- No tools needed
- metal wire
- colour beads of your choice
Let's go - step by step
You need: metal wire
Start by taking some of the wire, fold it in half and then bend into a V shape.
You need: beads
Time to start decorating the wire, use beads from craft shops or from an old beaded jewellery, it’s really up to you what colour beads you use, in this example we used red. Once you’re happy with your beads, start threading them onto both ends of the wire and continue until all the wire is covered leaving about 5cm bare at each end to form the hanging loop.
Creating the curve
You need: pliers
Hold the wire ends and bend inward to create the curved top of the heart. Then twist the ends together to prevent the beads from falling off. This may be easier with pliers.
You need: ribbon
Next add a feature bead, we used a flower bead but you can use whatever you like, to the centre of the heart and twist the wire upwards to secure. Once this is done add a ribbon and your beaded heart is complete. It really is as simple as that. Just repeat the process so you have enough hearts to make a garland.