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Bead Buster Garden Stake

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Add some beautiful color to your garden with this Bead Buster Garden Stake.  Made with some colorful beads and an old wire hanger, this lovely garden ornament is a great way to add some color to your home before the flowers bloom.  This is a great way to use up leftover beads and is a fun craft for kids to do with their parents for friends.  Make beautiful lawn decor you don't have to water with this easy and fun garden craft project!

beaded garden stake

Materials:

  • Wire coat hangers
  • Assortment of colorful beads, all shapes, sizes, and colors
  • Medium guage wire
  • Heavy duty wire cutters
  • Jewelery making pliers/cutters

 

Instructions:

  1. Using your heavy duty wire cutters, cut the top of your hanger off.

    beaded wire hanger
     
  2. Straighten out your hanger and bend into a shape you like.

    beaded garden decoration
     
  3. Cut a piece of medium guage wire about 18" (46cm) long.
     
  4. Make a small loop at one end to make sure your beads won't fall off.

    beaded garden decoration
     
  5. String on your beads.  Don't worry about design or pattern, just have fun and throw them on willy nilly.

    beaded garden decoration
     
  6. When your wire is almost full, make another small loop at the other end to make sure your beads stay on.
     
  7. Wrap your beaded wire around the hanger wire shape that you made.

    beaded garden decoration
     
  8. Repeat all of these steps using your second wire hanger.
     
  9. Hold your two pieces of decorated hanger together and bind together with the medium guage wire.  I bound mine in two places but you can do as much or as little as you want.

    beaded garden decoration
     
  10. And there you go!  Beads used up!  Ugly wire hangers recycled!  And a pretty ornament in your garden to catch the light.

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Ratings & Comments (9)

May 1, 2014

LOVE this idea! We will definitely be making some! Thanks for posting! I give it 5 stars just for the idea! :-)

 

Mar 4, 2014

I have made this and the problem is with the heat the beads lose their colors. Would be OK in a shade garden, not in a sunny one.

 

9 Ratings

Jun 9, 2013

Very cute....i am just jealous that I did not think of it.... Cute gift and very original. Thanks and keep them coming....

 

Jun 9, 2013

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! I HAVE BAGS OF BEADS THAT CAN'T BE USED FOR MY JEWELRY...AND THIS WORKS OUT FABULOUSLY! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

Jun 9, 2013

I think this would work well on those tomato cages. Wrapping the beaded wire around those would work too!

 

Apr 23, 2013

we do art shows, might be a way toattract business!

 

Mar 31, 2013

What a great idea. Can put these in bunches and don't have to worry about too much/little sun or water. Thanks for sharing.

 

Mar 31, 2013

I like the idea of adding color to the garden!!!!

 

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