wood bead key chains and a pretty package

It is always a good day when paint is involved.  And it’s a really good day when it’s pink paint.

I had left over supplies from our wood bead necklace project from our last workshop. With Valentine’s Day in just a few days  I thought I would use the last few beads to make a few gifts for some friends.


Using a variety of ombre pink paint colors I painted the beads and then coated them with a clear layer of polycrylic. While the paint dried I grabbed a couple unpainted  beads and spray painted them with a gold metallic spray paint. I also coated a  few with gold glitter.

Using  leather string I strung the beads together and knotted the bottom. On the top I made a loop so I could add a key chain ring.


Once the beaded key chains were created, I  packaged them up using a variety of black and white papers from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection along with other Valentines papers. I love being able to give handmade gifts that can be used and enjoyed in everyday life.

I found the cutest cards with keys on them in my project life stash from the  Dear Lizzy collection. I couldn’t wait to finally use them for this project. I knew I was hoarding them for a reason. I used the back side to write a note to my recipient.




Hoping these little gifts bring smiles to some friends faces this Valentine’s Day.


  • February 11, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    Suse Fish - I love what you do Amanda, as it’s always so original and so pretty. You’re one of my top ‘inspirers’! xReplyCancel

  • February 11, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Maritza - Everything about this DIY screams pretty and happy. Love it!ReplyCancel

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