Wednesday, June 12, 2013

diy: painted wood bead necklace

Since I still haven't gotten around to taking new "What I Wore" photos, I thought I'd share a simple DIY project I worked on last week...and yes, this project is Pinterest-inspired!


  • 10 wood beads (I used 1" beads, but you can use smaller or larger if you like!)
  • blue painters tape
  • five of your favorite shades of acrylic paint
  • small sponge brush
  • plate or palette
  • twine or cord

Begin by placing the painted tape horizontally across each bead, making sure the ends overlap so you have a clean line.

Squeeze a small amount of each shade of paint onto your really only need a small amount.

Using your sponge brush, apply the paint to each bead (two beads for each shade of paint). Allow to dry just slightly, and paint two more coats to ensure a solid, well covered color.

Once each bead is painted, gently place on waxed paper to dry for about 30 minutes.

When the beads are dry to the touch, carefully remove the painters tape from each bead.

Next,  string the beads onto the sure that each color is facing each other (see image below).

Once the beads are strung, simply tie the ends of the twine into a knot (making sure that your necklace will easily slip over your head). Now you're ready to pair your new DIY necklace with all your favorite summer outfits!

I hope you enjoyed...happy Wednesday!



  1. Such a cool idea :)

    1. Thanks Rebekah! Such a simple and fun project :)

  2. This is so cute and looks so easy! I can't wait to try it!

    1. Thanks Martha! Can't wait to see how yours turns out! xoxo

  3. Wow! I love this! What a fun project and the colors you chose are so perfect for summer:)

    Aesthetic Lounge

  4. Such a cute DIY necklace!

  5. Cute necklace! Love the DIY!!

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  6. Hello! Thank you so much for your recent comment on my blog! This is darling! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

  7. so cute! love this diy, thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow! This is so pretty! What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  9. This is so cure and creative! I love the colors you choose for this.