Wednesday, 23 October 2019

My ten most popular Hama bead craft posts

My ten most popular Hama bead crafts

I've been writing about Hama beads for a long time on this blog. Recently I was sorting through some old posts and decided to have a look and see which ones were my most popular!

I discovered that I've written over 50 posts which are solely about Hama beads, and many many more where they get a mention. Interestingly, the most popular post of all isn't a Hama bead craft post. It's my post full of Ironing tips for Hama beads!

So here, all in one place, are my ten most popular Hama bead crafts.

10 - In tenth place are my Christmas ribbon and Hama bead bauble tree ornaments. These are simple to make and look really effective on the Christmas tree, especially when teamed with some festive ribbon.

Hama bead bauble Christmas ornaments

9 - Hama bead heart frames. A great way to display a favourite photo, or to send as a Valentine's Day gift. You can add a magnet to the back so that it can be displayed on a fridge or other magnetic surface.

Hama bead heart frames for Valentine's Day

8 - Minecraft Hama bead keyrings. These were very popular when we used them as party bag gifts for my son's Minecraft themed party. We've also used the same designs to make fun magnets.

Hama bead Minecraft keyrings

7 - Different Rangoli to make with children for Diwali. This post isn't solely about Hama beads, but it does contain a variety of different designs in different sizes so I thought that it was worthy of inclusion. We use these rangoli designs as coasters and food mats for Diwali.

Hama bead Rangoli for Diwali

6 - Mini Hama bead decorative plant markers. I love these little plant markers for cheering up plant pots around the home. Working with mini Hama beads lets you make some really intricate designs, it's a great craft for adults.

Mini Hama bead decorative plant markers

Related post - A guide to Mini Hama beads

5 - Hama bead Roman mosaic border designs for children. My daughter is studying the Romans this term, we may have to make some of these for her creative homework!

Hama bead Roman mosaic designs

4 - Some more mini Hama bead projects. Again finding out that the mini Hama beads are popular with crafters too! These were my first mini Hama bead projects, made using a couple of kits and an ideas booklet.

Mini Hama bead projects

3 - Hama bead elephants. My Hama bead elephant designs have always been popular, especially this version of Elmer the elephant!

Hama bead Elmer elephant

2 - A 3D Hama bead gingerbread house. My Hama bead gingerbread house always sits on the mantelpiece at Christmas, I keep meaning to get around to making a whole village of them! In my post you can see instructions for the different parts that you need to make and assemble.

Hama bead gingerbread house craft

1 - And in first place, we have the Mini Hama bead Easter Egg cake toppers! This was a really quick craft that I made one Easter when I had lots of mini Hama beads in different colours and was looking for a fun way to use them. They could also be used as embellishments for Easter cards or decorations.

Mini Hama bead Easter Egg cake toppers

You can find many more Hama bead projects on the Hama bead page of my blog!

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