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Hand Painted Wood Beads The Easy Way

Painted Wood Beads

How I figured out to hand paint wood beads the easy way. You ever try painting wood beads and up with a mess? I have, on sewers, they slide to the bottom, by hand it’s a messy job for sure. Needing painted wood beads for my banner I tried several different ways. None that was easy. I figured out a quick, easy and fun way by mistake.

DIY Painted Wood Beads using Dixie Belle Paint Company proudts

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Painting The Wood Beads

Needing painted wood beads to finish off a project I was working on I grab a small artist brush, Dixie Belle Paint Company color Cotton and  Caviar and began to paint. Wow!what a mess, I got paint all over my hands and the area I was working on. Thinking to myself there has got to be an easier way. Like everyone else I googled, Which suggested using BBQ skewers. Which I had, but not an easy way to paint wood beads.

Figuring Out An Easier Way To Paint Wood Beads

Threading the wood beads on the skewers was the easy part. Trying to paint not so easy. The wood beads kept sliding down making it hard to paint all the areas that needed. Making it messy and the beads uneven. Being frustrated I had to come up with an easy, quick and fun way. Not knowing how I was going to do this but knew there had to be an easier way. Starting with my junk drawer with the bead in my hand I came across turkey forks, Yep, you heard that right turkey forks. I tried to see if the hole of the wood bead would fit the tong to my surprise it worked perfectly. Filling all the tongs with the wood beads they held quite a few.  Now I had to find something to hold the turkey forks.

fun Diy using Dixie Belle paint to paint wood beads

Finally Painting My Wooden Beads

Knowing It would nearly be impossible to hold the turkey forks and paint at the same time. I tried a large mason jar that was sitting in my craft room. To my surprise the turkey forks fit perfectly into the mason jar, holding it snuggly. Happy that this unconventional idea worked, I grab my Dixie Belle paint color caviar and a small paintbrush. Excited to start to paint my wooden beads to finish my project. I could move the beads easy to paint all the areas that needed.  They didn’t slide down they stayed in placed and I just had to turn them when needing to get all around them. The only paint was on my beads and not all over which made cleaning up a breeze.

using Dixie Belle paint made this such a fun DIY projecy

Coming Together Better Than Planned

Grabbing my Dixie Belle Paint in the color Cotton and my small paintbrush. I began painting the next set of wood beads. Happy which the results I was getting. This way made it so much easier, faster and fun. The bonus was the cleanup. I only had to clean forks and my paintbrushes. Who would have ever thought about using turkey forks?  Sometimes thinking outta the box works. In this case, it did. Now all I had to do was wait till they were dry, hoping they wouldn’t stick together. Which could create another problem. So I let them dry.

Success Or Fail

After allowing them to dry for approximately thirty to forty minutes I was hoping they wouldn’t stick together. Now was the time to test it. Gently I removed the first hoping it wouldn’t stick to the one below. To my surprise, it didn’t.  Did I get lucky with that one? I tried the next and nope that didn’t stick either. I pulled the next one and to my surprise, it didn’t stick either. Happy with what I was seeing I hurried to see how the rest came off. Not one stuck I was so happy. This is such an easy and fun way to paint wood beads. Cleanup was a breeze. Hopefully the next time you have painted wood beads to do you will try this way.

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