My Valentine GarlandThe ladybug beaded ornament.
Kids Craft Tutorial: Valentine Heart Mobile
These cute hearts by Heather were featured on Dollar Store crafts very, very recently. They are so cute I had to drop everything and try a couple. The photos here are my takes on the project. But Heather’s look much nicer!
See the tutorial at this link.
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Here is what you will need to do this craft project:
- 3 chenille stems (pipe cleaners), on hand or $1
- 18 medium-sized beads, on hand or $1
- 1/8″ ribbon or yarn, on hand or about $.50 at your local craft store
These are the instructions for what I did differently than Heather.
- The only chenille stem I could find was a red & white striped one. When I went to work with it my beads wouldn’t fit and I discovered that it was actually two stems wrapped together. So I unwrapped them and they were curly! I think it’s cute and didn’t try to straighten them.
- The first one I did only with heart shaped pony beads.
- Then I remembered I have some ladybug beads I have been panting to try in a project. The only problem is that the hole in the bead is too small for the chenille stem to go through. SO, I threaded the bead on a short piece of wire then threaded each end of the wire through the pony beads and tied the wire off by wrapping it around and around the stem. Then I bent the stems up a little so the pony beads were even with the ladybug bead. I also wired another ladybug to the point of the heart.
I really like these ornaments because you can make each one different. I am using mine as ornaments on my Valentine’s garland.
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Thread a short peice of wire through the bead and twist behind the bead.