How to make a paper bead bobby pin - paper craft tutorial
Paper beads are easy and inexpensive to make. Use some old magazine or catalog scraps and you have an eco friendly craft. Place the bead on an ordinary bobby pin and you can add some fun and flair to your hair.
Prepare a work area and gather your supplies:
paper source (magazines, catalogs, junk mail)
skewer or mini straw
dimensional glue (Glossy Accents by Ranger)
Cut a 8"x2" rectangular strip from a colorful designed paper. The last 3/4" of the strip is what you will see on your finished bead. Roll the paper strip onto a skewer to produce a tube bead. When you get 3/4" from the end of your strip, apply some white glue. Finish rolling and press the edge down firmly. Let your bead dry.
Apply a paper sealant to the bead. I brush on a coat of varnish. Let your bead dry.
Place curved bar of the bobby pin into the bead. The glued edge seam should be facing down so it doesn't show. If the inside of your bead spirals out, tap it on a flat surace and it will slip back inside. Apply dimensional glue (Glossy Accents) to seal each end of the paper tube. This will hold the bobby pin in place and keep your paper bead from unfurling. Once the Glossy Accents dries clear and is no longer sticky, your bobby pin is ready to wear in your hair.
I hope you will try this tutorial and make some pretty and one of a kind hair accessories for yourself.