Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Hama bead quilt style picture

Sometimes of an evening I quite fancy making something pretty with Hama beads (especially when they've been left out all over the table by the children) but I need some ideas. So I turn to my Hama bead ideas for me pinboard and I can always find something to inspire me.

Recently I pinned this gorgeous Hama bead rainbow quilt design made by Megan. It really jumped out at me as it was so bright and colourful, and so I used the basic pattern to make my own colourful picture to put in a little white frame that I picked up recently.

Hama bead quilt style picture

The frame is a very simple one (I buy frames cheaply at a local framing shop so I guess they are made with offcuts) and has no glass or backing. I just cut a piece of white card to the same size as the frame and then stuck the Hama bead design directly on to it with double sided tape. Because the design is quite large, after ironing I made sure to sandwich it between two heat proof mats for a few minutes to make sure that it didn't warp.

Colourful Hama bead design

I've put it in the bathroom, so it can make me smile when I'm brushing my teeth! Here's my board packed full of ideas for Hama bead creations that I might like to make. There are some really creative designs out there, including lots of 3D projects that I have my eye on!

Follow Jennifer Jain's board Hama bead ideas for me on Pinterest.

12 comments:

  1. I hadn't realised these beads were so lovely and something adults can have a go at! I know my son likes making Minecraft pictures from them as they worked well and kept him amused for ages!

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    1. They are great for adult crafting! We've not discovered Minecraft yet but I've seen some lovely crafts inspired by it because the pixel pictures work really well. My son likes making superhero designs, there are so many online to copy.

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  2. That's really pretty. Love the colours. Would also make great drinks coasters (makes mental note!) x

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    1. Thank you, and yes drinks coasters would be fantastic!

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  3. Oh now that is lovely Jennifer. Kitty is just getting into Hama beads - she spends hours playing with them - I'll show her this in the morning.
    Pinned x

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    1. I hope she likes it! Thanks for the pin :)

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  4. It had never even occured to me to do hama beads myself, I'll have to give it a try and frame something. Mich

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    1. I couldn't stop myself, I love them! Definitely something for the wall that's a bit different!

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  5. so cute - i find them everywhere in our hours!

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    1. We have them all over the place too, I hoovered under the sofa yesterday and found a good sized handful!

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  6. I love this and would never have thought of doing something so grown up with them x x

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