Paper beads have been around forever and are simple to make. A few supplies and you’re good to go. There are free patterns all over the net, all similar to the pattern here.
1. Save the image above to your desk top then cut them out using thin paper (magazines are good – or plain paper if you want to paint them yourself ).
2. Dab some glue onto a cocktail stick / straw/ knitting needle (this all depends on how big you want your beads to be and how wide your template strips are) and stick to the widest edge of your template.
3. Wrap round and round (dab a little more glue every few turns) until all the paper has been wound up and is securely stuck down.
4. Coat them with a layer of Modge Podge or varnish and leave to dry.
Thread them onto ribbon, twine, string, etc to make jewellery or beaded curtains or bead bunting. 🙂