We love creating homemade gifts and have been busy making these gorgeous hanging bead and pasta hearts. They can be made in a range of sizes and are really simple for even very young tots to help with. They look so pretty hanging anywhere, a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or Teacher Appreciation Day.
How To Make A Bead Heart
Supplies for Bead Hearts
- Florist wire (Or DIY wire that is easily bendable.)
- Wooden Coloured Beads
- Thread or ribbon for hanging.
How To Make Bead Hearts
Fold the wire in half to mark the bottom of the heart and then twist the two wire ends together tightly and snip off any excess wire.
Hang your ribbon or thread over the twisted join and give your beautiful heart to someone you love.
How To Make A Pasta Heart
We also used the same method to make these pretty pasta hanging hearts too.
Simply paint your pasta and allow to dry, then thread it onto the wire just as shown for the beaded heart above.
I love these because they are truly homemade through and through and the children can choose or mix the colours they really want. We also found that the pasta was much lighter than the wooden beads so we could make much larger hearts without the wire losing its shape.
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