Wrapping Paper Beads

Save wrapping paper scraps and upcycle them to create unique beads and jewelry!



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Cut 8” long strips of paper into a wedge, as shown. The top should be 1” long and the bottom should come to a point.

Step 3.

Brush decoupage glue on the top of the wrapping paper.

Step 4.

Wrap the thick end of the wrapping paper around the coffee stirrer until you are rolling with ease.

Step 5.

Pull the coffee stirrer out and continue rolling until the piece is completely rolled.

Step 6.

Hold the piece together and cover the bead in decoupage glue. Set aside to dry. Repeat Steps 2-6 until you have all the beads you want!

Step 7.

Measure the size of your wrist before cutting the white elastic cording.

Step 8.

Add an end closure to one end of the cording and then start adding your beads. We did a pattern of two wrapping paper beads followed by a pearl.

Step 9.

When you are done stringing your beads, tie the lobster clasp onto the end of the cording.

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