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.

Firefly Art
Scuba Egg
Cardboard Tube Octopus
Glitter Flowerpot
Melty Bead Mural
Felt Flower Bouquet
Button Crystal Dragonfly
Impressionist Bead by Letter
Melted Emoji Key Chains
Patriotic Star Mobile
Hanging Pony Bead Flag
American Flag Frame
Red, White & Blue Clothespin Wreath
Paper Plate Uncle Sam
Patriotic Mason Jar
Statue of Liberty Glitter Silhouette
Fuzzy Patriotic Crowns
Fuzzy Firework Rings
Craft Stick American Flag
Mom’s Flowers Frame
Heart Stamped Tote Bag
“QUEEN OF THE DAY” Mother’s Day Card
Pom Animal Mother’s Day Cards
“MOTHER” Acrostic Poem Canvas
“I Love You to the Moon & Back” Craft
Tree of Love
“Eye Love You” Handprint Stone
Clothespin Flower Pot
Mom’s Recipe Holder
Pasta Dying
Pasta Globe
Elijah’s Cup
Pasta Cherry Blossom Tree
Pasta Cityscape
Magnetic Pasta Snails
Day of the Dead Skeletons / Esqueletos para el Día de los Muertos
Fuzzy Stick Sombrero
Sombrero Craft
Decorated Egg Art
Wiggly Eyeglass Case
Wood Clothespin “Faith” Cross
Bottle Cap Easter Card
String Art Chicks
Pom Pom Sheep
Mini Craft Stick Chicks
Pinwheel Birdhouse
CD Weaving
CD Suncatcher
CD Spinner
CD Scratch Art Mandala
CD Bunting Banner
Alien CD Spaceship
Hungry Bunny Craft
Cable Tie Clutch
Chain & Cable Tie Statement Necklace
Cable Tie Mistletoe
Cable Tie Birdcage
Cable Tie Snowflakes