After finishing candy flowers i was wondering what to do with the remaining crepe paper.. so i ended up with this, crape paper beads..
for making them we need
  • crepe paper/ crepe paper roll (or tissue paper will also do)
  • glue
  • water
  • old or cheap- top coat nail polish
  • scissors
  • needle (biggest one)
  • wool/ elastic thread/ any thread

Step 1:

cut approx. 1.5 inch wide strip of crepe paper.. if you are having crepe paper roll no need to cut it.. use it directly
the length of strip should be roughly 30 cms or 12 inches
these are rough/ approximate measurements.. according to size of strip bead size will vary
now fold that strip (only lengthwise) such that we get a square
put a little glue on it
also put some (very little) water
now crush the paper to make a ball (you may use some water if needed)
then let it dry

make light colored beads 1st, because dark colored paper looses some color while making beads
Where can I find crepe paper free?
sometimes people use crepe paper ribbons for birthdays or decorating, u can find those used ribbons.
Great work
Love the rustic look on the beads! great work :)

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