DIY Mod Wooden Bead Necklace

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 This DIY project is easy peasey and a great project for summer to do with friends, or even your kids. You could use any colors you like, and string them on pretty ribbon or chain. There are so many options, and they are really quite fun to make.

Here’s what you need:

*wooden beads in any size you like

*making tape or cheap washi tape

*acrylic craft paint

*modge podge

*scissors

*paint brush

*ribbon or chain

Step 1: Cut tape- tear off strips of tape long enough to go around the bead once then cut the tape in half lengthwise to end up with two strips of tape long enough to go around the beads.

Step 2: Apply tape strips to beads- Wrap the cut tape strips around each bead and press down tightly or the paint can seep in under the tape. You can wrap tape around the bead any way you like. I wrapped mine around the very middle horizontally and around vertically covering the top and bottom holes.

Step 3: Paint beads- Paint the beads in any color you like. You can paint them all solid, or paint the top half one color and the bottom half another. I liked to mix mine. Carefully remove the tape while the paint is still a bit wet if you can as it makes a better line and sometimes the paint can come off a bit with the tape.

Step 4: Apply sealer and string- Apply a layer of Modge Podge to the beads to protect them. When the modge podge dries then you can string them on ribbon and tie, or string them on some skinny chain and finish off with a clasp.

And there you have it, a simple DIY necklace to accompany your summer wardrobe!

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