Introduction: Slytherin Bead Art

About: This quarantine be making me crazy, so I'm getting creative.

I obviously really like Harry Potter, so I decided to create a piece based on that. I'm one of those people who have taken a bunch of online quizzes to figure out my Hogwarts life and I've found that I am Slytherin through and through. I wanted to put a twist to this project, so rather than using a traditional medium, I chose to use beads.


  • Glass seed beads (I used size 12/0)
  • Blank canvas
  • Glue (I used tacky glue)
  • Pencil
  • Tweezers/pliers/whatever you want to use to apply those tiny beads!

Step 1: The Canvas

To begin, I painted the canvas black. You can paint this any color depending on what design you'd like, or just don't paint it at all.

Step 2: Draw the Design

I printed out a black and white copy of the Slytherin crest off of Google to make this easier. Then, I simply drew it onto the canvas with a pencil.

As you can see, I got ahead of myself and started the next step before I remembered to take a picture. My bad.

Step 3: The Glue

Here comes the fun part!

Get your glue and, using your drawing as a guide, squeeze a dollop onto the area where the beads will go.

Step 4: Beads and Lots of Patience

Finally, get your bead-placing utensil (I used inexpensive tweezers) and place the beads onto the area you glued.

There are 2 methods I used for this:

For the outlines and areas with more detail, it's better to carefully place the beads one at at time.

For the bigger areas where I just had to fill in open spaces, I dumped the beads onto the glue and moved them around with the tweezers until they looked presentable.

But, your choice.

Step 5: Repeat

Keep going until you finish the project.

You can also apply a layer of Mod Podge to make sure everything stays in place. I didn't do this step, so I don't know how well it'll work, but go ahead and give it a try.

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