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.