I was inspired to make a thread spool Valentine heart last night at midnight – why does the crafting fever always hit you about then? I found the wire easily enough – BUT – even though I found the thread spools the day before I could not locate them last night! So, what was I to do?
Soooo, I dug around in my stash and found some baby wooden spools and some beads and made one but I wanted to make MORE! BUT I didn’t have enough to make another heart so the search was on for where I had stuck the rest of the wooden beads. You know how it is, don’t you? I tried to use white pony beads and heart shaped pony beads but I just did not like the look of the heart so I took it apart. And as much as I looked I couldn’t find the other wooden beads. In fact I didn’t find them till today!
And yes, I made a second one this am! I even used some of my ladybug wooden beads.
So, anyway, for your crafting pleasure I am presenting to you my wooden bead & wire heart. Let me know what you think?
- 14 inch piece of stiff wire
- Assorted beads and buttons
- Ribbon or trim
- Wire ornament hooks
- Wire cutters
- Needle nose pliers
- I had all the items on-hand from other projects so this was a free craft for me. If you had to buy the materials I think it would be around $5 to make a dozen or two of them.
- The beads I used came from two or three garlands bought after Christmas AGES ago for maybe 50₵ each for the beads and a beaded belt I bought for 25₵ around Halloween last year. It also had triangular beads on it that were perfect to make candy corn maganet with! If you keep on the outlook for cheap items with beads, you will always have beads on-hand.
Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you have any questions or something is not clear, please let me know so that I can improve the tutorial.
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