I started making this Hama bead snowflake bunting ages ago, but I only got around to actually hanging it up this weekend! I love how Hama beads look, but the trouble is that you can easily end up with lots and lots of creations and nothing to do with them. Making Christmas decorations means that you can display and enjoy them regularly, and Hama beads are so versatile that you can make all kinds of things.
These Hama bead snowflakes could also be used for coasters at Christmas time, or you could just stick them up around the house for some seasonal decorations, or perhaps on a window in lieu of some real snow!
The Hama bead snowflakes on this bunting are made using the small hexagon and small circle pegboards. I loved coming up with the different designs, I do like making symmetrical patterns and the pegboards lend themselves perfectly to snowflakes. Here they are ironed and ready to go:
I used a large needle to thread them onto some thin red cord, threading through the holes created by the melted beads. I find that the sooner after ironing the better, as the beads are softer when they are still slightly warm. I threaded through two holes across the top so that they would lie nicely flat. I always struggle to find somewhere to hang bunting, but Harry spotted the perfect place, across the front of our fire guard (please note that we never use this fireplace, you should not hang any type of bunting above a fire that is in use)
I think it looks really festive, and the blue and white are a lovely contrast to the other Christmas colours that we have in our decorations.
If the pictures aren't clear enough to see the pattern, here are the designs that I used for my Hama bead snowflakes.
You could also take out the background and make these as standalone snowflakes. They would need to be well ironed so that they didn't fall apart, but then I think they would look lovely as hanging decorations for the tree. You can also buy sparkly Hama beads that would work really well for decorations.
All my Hama bead crafts can be found here - Hama bead crafts page