You might have seen them popping up everywhere – from Instagram to Pinterest it seems like wooden beads are fall’s trendiest craft.
Since most of us would love to personalize our newfound crafting love, I’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide on how to paint wooden beads!
Obviously, the actual first step is to buy the beads. You can get them at Target, Hobby Lobby, or Michael’s.
Add your beads to a wooden stick. Many times, you can find these in the craft section next to the bead. I usually use two at a time, each time I paint. Make sure you leave a little room between each so when you start painting, you can get the sides. It’s okay if the beads are a little loose on the stick – they are just providing structural support as you paint.
Your finished product should look something like this.
Find an old cardboard box. Cut two squares out of the right and left edges as pictured above. Make sure the squares are horizontally aligned.
Place your sticks with the beads placed on them into the square cutouts.
You’re ready to paint! Grab your favorite acrylic paint and use a wide tip brush. Don’t soak your paintbrush in the paint – just get a little on the edge. Paint as many coats as you need to get your desired shade.
Now that you know how to paint wooden beads like a pro, you can start using them on your next DIY project.
I can’t wait to see what y’all create!