If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that my Halloween crafts are back decorating the house again this year and one of my favourite bits has to be the Halloween Hama beads that were partially inspired by the selection that CraftMerrily included in a Bostik Bloggers box a few years back. It’s time to share what I did back then with the Penny Blogs audience.
Pumpkins (or Jack O Lanterns as they’re called in the US) are one of the most obvious Halloween symbols to me, so they were the most obvious place to start with my Halloween Hama Beads. The urge to make them was so great that no only did I use up all the orange beads I could find in the house, but I also placed a separate order for more of them!
After making one large pumpkin (pattern found on Pinterest – and pinned on my Halloween board there) I then moved on to a smaller design with the aim of making some Hama bead bunting. Ideally I would have made more pumpkins, but to be honest I just ran out of orange beads! As I made them I lined them up on the bottom of the big mirror we have in our lounge and liked them all there so much that I just didn’t have the heart to move them when I finished.
Whilst waiting for an order of orange beads to arrive I tried modifying some cross stitch patterns that I’d found to create some other Halloween characters.
I started with a simple skeleton – not too bad for a first attempt.
Then I totally depleted my white bead supply with this cute ghost. There’s no way you could describe him as scary but I am completely in love with him!
The thing I’m fast discovering with Hama beads is that no matter how many of them you seem to have in the house, you never have enough in the right colours to make exactly what you want to make when you want to do it. I’m coming to the conclusion (whilst I wait for my next order to arrive!) that buying in bulk and having lots of storage boxes (and you can even buy ones designed for Hama beads these days) sorted into colours is the way forward.
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