Thursday 30 January 2014

Hama bead heart hanging decoration

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Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and so it's time for some more heart crafting! I bought some Hama bead heart pegboards especially for Valentine's Day, but instead of just making lots of hearts to stick around I thought I'd come up with a craft which displays some of the lovely Hama bead heart creations that we've made.

Hama bead hanging decoration for Valentine's Day

I used the small Hama bead heart pegboard (affiliate link) to make five small hearts. I used only pink and white beads and came up with a few different designs, but of course the possibilities are endless. Then I just needed some dark red ribbon that matched the colours that I'd used.

I ironed the hearts on both sides to make them nice and sturdy, but it's a matter of personal preference as to how much they are ironed. I tried to iron slightly less on the side that will be on display, as I personally like to show the definition in the beads. It also makes it easier when it comes to sewing the hearts onto the ribbon if you have clearly marked holes to sew through.

Hama bead hearts

I sewed the hearts firmly on to the ribbon at the top and the bottom, with about a 5cm gap in between them. If the holes have fused up it should be easy enough to push a large needle through to reopen them. Thicker ribbon is best as it will need to bear the weight of the hearts.

Hama bead Valentine's Day craft

To hang up the decoration I folded a small amount of the ribbon at the top back on over itself (about a centimetre) and sewed firmly down each side, to create a little pocket. I found a matching button which I glued over at the front to hide the stitching (glued because sewing it would sew up the hole), then the pocket can be hooked over a picture hook for hanging on the wall. Just be careful not to use too much glue so that it fills up the pocket and glues it together, and make sure that the glue has dried completely before hanging up the decoration.

Hama bead hanging heart decoration

Another way to display the Hama bead hearts is to create some Hama bead heart bunting. The hearts are simply strung together on some narrow ribbon to create bunting which can be hung around a fireplace or displayed elsewhere in the home.

Hama bead heart bunting on fireplace

I've used Hama beads to make lots of other Valentine's Day themed crafts, and you can find them all here - Hama bead crafts for Valentine's Day.

They include:

Hama bead heart hanging decoration
Hama bead heart spinning decoration
Hama bead heart photo frames
Mini Hama bead heart pins
Mini Hama bead hearts

Valentine's Day themed crafts using Hama beads


  1. Aww these are so cute! I love all the V-day crafts around at the moment.

  2. Love these! I now have some Hama beads but they are jungle colours!


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