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Quick Tip for Painting Wood Beads – A less messy way to get perfectly painted wood beads!

Do you ever feel like painting wood beads is a pain in the backside? Do you end up with a hot mess of paint all over your fingers and finger prints all over your beads? I used to be the same way! In this crafting tip tutorial I’ll show you a way to paint your beads without becoming a hot mess!

What you’ll need for this tutorial.

  • BBQ skewer
  • Wood beads
  • Hot glue and glue sticks
  • Paint
  • Paint brush

The first think you will do is slide your wood beads onto a BBQ skewer. You can find these at Dollar Tree or any grocery store.

Space your wood beads out leaving at least a 1/4 to a 1/2 inch space between each wood bead.

Now put a small dot of hot glue next to your first wood bead.

Slide your wood bead over the dot of glue before it cools and sets. The hot glue will keep your wood beads from spinning on the skewer while you try to paint them. Repeat the last two steps for all your wood beads on your skewer.

Once your wood beads are glued into place paint all your beads your desired paint color.

Let your paint dry completely. You can rest your skewer over a cup or bowl or stand it in a block of foam. Once your paint is dry you will simply twist your beads. Twisting them will separate the wood bead from the skewer.

Remove all your wood beads from the skewer.

You will likely have some small spots of glue left behind in or on your wood bead near the hole.

You can easily pull off and glue left behind. If the glue is in the hole of your wood bead use your BBQ skewer to push the glue through the hole.

There may be small spots where the glue was that you can easily touch up if neded.

With this technique you will end up with beautifully painted wood beads and clean hands! I hope this tutorial was helpful to you! If you like this tutorial and want to see more tips, tutorials and DIY’s click here to visit my Facebook page. Make sure to click in the follow button while your there

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