Finally! A use for all those Mardi Gras beads that I’ve collected through the years! TOTALLY KIDDING!!! I was out craft shopping, and saw a big bag of orange Mardi Gras beads on sale, so I instantly thought of my pumpkin patch that has been developing from all of the different pumpkin crafts I’ve been making lately.
I decided to make one more pumpkin craft with these beads, because the idea was just too clear in my head to let it go (plus, it was a sale – duh!)
I’m really glad I did, because this craft turns out so cute! It looks great by itself, or with other pumpkin crafts! Plus, it’s really easy to make!
STRINGED BEAD PUMPKIN CRAFT
- Styrofoam ball ( I used a 6 inch styrofoam ball for this craft)
- Orange mardi gras beads
- Green Mardi gras beads
- empty brown egg carton
- Craft glue (I used Crafter’s Pick – it sticks great, dries clear, and is non-toxic)
- Embellishments (I used some leaves and stems from some plastic flowers)
1.) The first step is to use a knife to cut the top and bottom of the styrofoam ball to make it more of a pumpkin shape. This is pretty self explanatory, and you can use whatever creative liberties you would like to create the pumpkin shape that you like best.
2.) The next step is to cut out one of the tall egg dividers from the carton to use as a stem. Glue the stem on the top of the styrofoam ball, place some glue on the stem and wrap it with the green beads. You will need to cut the bead necklace to that it is just a string of beads, not a necklace.
3.) Let the glue dry completely. Now you will want to cut the orange necklaces to be strings as well. Glue the strings of beads on one at at time to cover the whole styrofoam ball.
4.) Let the glue dry completely. Place some glue at the base of the stem and add your embellishments. Let the glue dry completely.
That’s it! Easy peasy, right? Enjoy!