Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs today we will be making a paper bead bracelet.The big suprise will be at the bottom of this post so make sure you read till you get to the end. This month’s box of goodies was a little different than normal. If you are not familiar with the #12monthsofmartha let me tell ya. Each month Martha (well maybe it’s not exactly her but I will pretend it is) sends me a box of goodies for me to review and share on the blog. I also make something fascinating with the goodies. This month she sent her new book. Read more about it here.

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Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share

I had to re-create a craft in the book so I chose the paper bead necklace except I made a Paper Bead Bracelet instead. I will admit right away that making jewelry is not the one thing I am really good at. You know the fancy kind, with beads and clasps and all those little things involved. I will shock you now and say that today’s tutorial was FUN and EASY. Did I mention “wearable”.

Martha, if you are reading this… YOU ROCK
{{ok, this is asking a lot but if you do read this just shoot me a comment and let me know what you think or just text me, hehe}}

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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
― Coco Chanel

I am so pleased with the outcome!

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This is the cover of the book and the bracelet I re-created. Let’s get started!

you will need

 paper trimmer|mod podge|decorative paper|toothpicks|elastic string|pencil

//P.S. You can purchase all of the items I used by clicking on the above links. These are affiliate links so if you click and buy you will help feed me more eggs and grits! Just saying, it’s my favorite.

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Some of the items I used you might have already so take advantage of that. Oh, I used decorative paper to make my beads but another alternative is using magazine pages. I actually started one and can’t wait to show you.

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The first thing you will do is take a sheet of decorative paper and place it on top of another one. Use the edge of the one on to to draw your lines, or you can use a ruler. You will be drawing triangles and the bigger the triangle the bigger the bead. Keep that in mind. I like to make around 5 different sizes so it’s a little more unique.

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This is what the lines will look like on the paper. Depending on the paper some lines may appear lighter or darker.

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Once you draw your lines then you can cut them. If you don’t have a paper cutter you can use scissors.

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Your triangles should look like this. Unless you have a shaky hand, haha! Which is why I don’t use scissors to get a strait line!

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1. Grab a toothpick and place the paper on the bottom of it.
2. Start wrapping the paper around the toothpick.
3. This is what your paper bead should look like once it’s all rolled.

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Mod Podge the end so it all stays together.  You can even coat the entire bead with mod podge to make sure it is all secure.

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Your bead should look like this when you are done. As soon as the mod podge is applied take the bead off of the toothpick. You don’t want to leave it because it could dry on the toothpick and we surely don’t want that!

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Start stringing your beads with the elastic string. The good thing about this is you can put as many beads as you want!

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Now onto the BIG news! I am giving away a copy of the book. WAHOO!

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kids book winner martha stewart

 *JANUARY craft HERE
* FEBRUARY craft HERE and HERE
*MARCH craft HERE
*APRIL craft HERE
*MAY craft HERE

Check out some of my other crafty friends doing the 12 months of Martha also!

A  LITTLE TIPSY
A NIGHT OWL
DIY DREAMER
DOLLAR STORE CRAFTS
ECLECTICALLY VINTAGE
YOU ARE MY FAVE
FIREFLIES AND JELLYBEANS
DAMASK LOVE
MODERN DAY MOMS
SEW WOODSY
SOMETHING TURQUOISE
STUDIO DIY
SUGAR AND CLOTH
THE ALISON SHOW

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17 thoughts on “MAKE IT-Paper Bead Bracelet with 12 Months of Martha

  1. Deb N Cats

    Oh my goodness. Martha’s just a bit older than I am but she’s pulling a craft from when we were wee ones. My grandmother and I made these beads from Good Housekeeping or Ladies Home Journal or Better Homes and Gardens magazines when I was in grade school. She was still working at the time so she would take the magazines she’d read to the office and use the paper cutter to cut the pages. Then, at night in the summer, when we got to spend a week with her, we’d watch Johnny Carson and make beads. Instead of Mod Podge, we used Elmer’s glue. I can remember making dozens of beads that Gram would put into a bowl. She did make necklaces with some of them, but usually, we had popcorn and made beads. I haven’t thought of this in years.

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    1. jaderbombllc Post author

      Debs, I remember doing these when I was a little girl also! They are really so much fun. A little messy if you are using lot’s of glue. ahah

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  2. Kris

    A question please — You mention putting one piece of paper on top of the other. Why? In the illustration of the yellow striped bead there seems to be only one piece of the paper. Am I missing something obvious? thanks.

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    1. jaderbombllc Post author

      Kris: I am SO sorry! I wrote this post so quickly yesterday I must have missed that part. I just fixed it but I meant to use the top sheet as a “ruler” to draw a straight line with. Instead of using a ruler I used the edge of the top sheet. I hope this helps! Big hugs! Jade

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  3. VickyC

    Favorite Craft with my Grandsons is collage! It allows them to express themselves and their interests.

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  4. Phyllis Strickland

    I love to do Papercrafts with kids. They come up with the most creative ideas for cards.

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  6. Donna Woods

    My favorite craft for kids is card making. My Granddaughter is 10 and she makes birthday cards and loves it. She enjoys playing with my Fiskar’s squeeze punches. We are def going to try this.

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