Decorate your home with homemade beaded hearts

A picture of beaded hearts hanging in a tree of pink roses
Add a personal touch to your home

  • Difficulty
  • Cost
    < 50 £
  • Duration
    1-3 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.

You need
  • No tools needed
  • scissors
  • pliers
  • metal wire
  • colour beads of your choice
  • ribbon
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 4

Getting started

A picture of metal wire bent into a V shape
Bend the wire into a V shape

You need: metal wire

Start by taking some of the wire, fold it in half and then bend into a V shape.

Step 2 4

Start threading

A picture of beads in the V shaped metal wire
Add the beads to the wire

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.

Step 3 4

Creating the curve

A picture of the metal wire shaped into a heart with red beads
Bend the top of the wire into a heart shape
A picture of the wire bent into a heart with red beads
Twist the wire together to secure the beads

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.

Step 4 4

Finishing touches

A picure of the beaded heart with the feature bead
Add a feature bead to the heart
A picture of the finished red beaded hearts
Here are the finished hearts

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.