Fun DIY Bead Projects That You Can Make In An Afternoon
Bead crafts are so much fun for kids and adults. If you love bead crafts, I have just the craft project list for you. I want to share my favorite 15 fun DIY bead projects that you can make in an afternoon.
Most of these will take you less than an hour to complete and all of them are so much fun to make. Many of them are great for kids, too, and the projects range from wooden to plastic beads so there is something for you no matter what type of beads you may have on hand.
From great DIY suncatchers to beaded animals, jewelry and even kitchen and dining room essentials, you will definitely find something that will let you put those beads to good use.
There are projects in here that are great for teenagers and all of these would make wonderful gifts for someone special. If you love bead crafts then I promise that you are going to find a wonderful project to spend an hour or so on.
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Bead crafts are great for kids when they can’t get outside to play or just need something to stimulate their creative side. These crafts are all pretty simple and all of them can be done by children with adult supervision.
Some of them can be done by the kiddos completely on their own. If you want a project for your stash of beads – or even if you have to buy the beads – you are going to love these.
There is something in here for everyone in the family! You know what else offers something for everyone? My 30 top DIY summer sewing projects. There is something for everyone in the family and every room in the house!
1. DIY Plastic Bead Suncatchers
These plastic bead suncatchers are such a traditional craft. I remember doing these at summer camp when I was a kid and the process really hasn’t changed much.
To make these, you just need a collection of plastic beads and a disposable muffin tin. You can mix and match colors to create such unique suncatchers. This is a great project for the kids and even toddlers can help to create their own designs.
2. Adorable DIY Beaded Animals
I found the most adorable pattern on Etsy to make these little beaded animals. You can get the pattern for a horse for around $5, and there are tons of other animals available.
You just need beads to make this and some imagination if you aren’t going to follow a pattern. These would be really cute for birthday or baby shower gifts for little ones to display in their bedrooms and they’re pretty easy to make.
3. DIY Beaded Linen Twine Bookmark
You can make a beautiful bookmark with a few wooden or plastic beads and some linen twine. These are super easy to make and so gorgeous when they are finished.
They would make wonderful gifts for any bookworm that you know and you can completely customize them depending on the number, size and type of beads that you use.
These would also make lovely necklaces if you just increase the length of your twine. I really love rustic twine projects.
4. DIY Beaded Halloween Decorations
I am not at all a fan of spiders, unless it’s these cute little beaded spiders. These would make the most adorable Halloween decorations and you could use them in so many ways.
Add them to your DIY Halloween wreath or just hang them from fishing line on the porch or all over the house. The possibilities with this one are endless and you just won’t believe how easy these DIY beaded Halloween decorations are to make.
5. DIY Beaded Windchimes
You can turn an old bottle, an old coffee container or just about anything else into a great windchime by adding a few beads. These DIY windchimes are so easy to make and this is a wonderful project for the kids.
Even your toddlers can help to choose the design that they want and add beads to string to make the windchime. These are great for hanging on the porch or in the garden and they’re a great way to upcycle some household containers.