Monday, 3 March 2014

Mini Hama bead decorative plant markers

Oh, I am loving mini Hama beads at the moment. I recently posted about a few of the mini Hama things that I've made lately - mini Hama bead projects - and now I'm trying to come up with ways in which I can use and display the little finished pieces that are currently just being stored in a box. I've started by making some mini Hama bead decorative plant markers. They are really easy to do, just glue the completed design on to the end of a plain, coloured or painted lollipop stick to display in your favourite houseplant. I'm not sure how well they would stand up to outdoor use, although I guess as they are plastic and therefore waterproof they would probably easily last a season or two in the garden before being damaged by sunlight or frost!

Mini Hama bead plant markers


I really like the look of the completed designs, it's a bit difficult to show the scale in photographs but I hope that the lollipop stick gives some idea. Each bead is about the size of a standard cross stitch, so they lend themselves really well to cross stitch patterns. The flower and dragonfly designs are not my own, they can be found in the Hama Mini Bead Flowers Pack which I received for my Birthday.

Mini Hama bead plant markers


You could also come up with designs to match the plant that is being used to display them. I do like the idea of making little fruits and vegetables to signify what is actually growing in a plot, for example miniature carrots and tomatoes. They would be good for when you first start sowing seeds indoors, and something pretty to look at while you wait for the seedlings to start growing.

I haven't found many mini Hama bead crafts on the web, so if you have some to share I would love to see them!

1 comment:

  1. you've made some gorgeous things with Hama beads - often admire them when they pop up on my reading list. This mini ones would be right up my street, love anything mini! Really like your dragonfly, and great idea to use them as plant markers - they'd make fab bookmarks too x

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